small island with blue beaches

Turquoise blue water


Antiparos (Andiparos) is a small island just next to the shore of Paros. It is a popular destination which welcomes many tourists in the summer season, especially for a day trip.

Ferries from Paros take both cars and passengers and travel from early morning to late evening. The trip duration is 10 minutes.

Hotels in Antiparos

Where to stay in Antiparos?

There is only one village in the island - Antiparos Chora, the place where ferries arrive. Prepared for the daily portion of visitors, the village offers many restaurants, cafes and shops, and the main pedestrian alley leads to Kastro, a Venetian castle from 15th century. Most tourists who come for a day trip usually stay in Chora until it`s time to leave, and it is quieter in the evenings.

Antiparos is small and relatively flat, very convenient to explore by car. Small hotels and villas are scattered around the whole island but their concentration is greater in the village and around the beaches of Agios Georgios and Soros. Agios Georgios is trying to develop as a resort and offers a few tavernas and cafes.

Which are the best beaches of Antiparos?

The island coastline, and especially the east one, is dotted with small coves with fine or coarse sand and saturated blue water. Some of them have beach bars with amenities, like Soros, Apantima and Vathis Volos, and they have more visitors. Other are more remote and isolated, such are Agios Sostis, Faneromeni, Livadia and Monastiria

Within walking distance from Antiparos Chora there are three beaches - Agios Spyridonas, Psaraliki and Sifneiko and people do not need a car to reach them. Agios Spyridonas and Psaraliki have sunbeds and parasols to rent, and Psaraliki offers water sports as well.

What to do in Antiparos?

There are not many sights in Antiparos if you stay for more, but here are the main points of interest and activities to consider:

- Antiparos Chora and its Kastro
- The Cave of Antiparos, which is one of the few vertical caves in Europe
- The sea caves of Antiparos, accessible by boat
- The Blue Lagoon between the islets of Panteronisi and Tigani
- Despotiko island

Many boat tours are organized around the coastline of the island, or to the islets between Antiparos and Paros. Despotiko island is not inhabited but it has nice beaches and historical importance since the Archaic sanctuary of Apollo was excavated there. The boats to Despotiko depart from Agios Georgios.

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