Description

Being bathed by the light of the Aegean sun and decorated with golden sandy beaches, Antiparos  is a summer resort that is ideal for serene and quiet vacations, and simultaneously a place of international fame due to its fascinating cave, that is one of the most interesting sights of all the Cyclades.

Antiparos is surrounded by crystal spotless waters and landscapes full of cedar trees, which will definitely capture the glance, the soul and the heart of each visitor.
Antiparos is found in the centre of the island cluster of the Cyclades, in near distance from Paros. Antiparos constituted a part of Paros in the past but was separated due to geological realignments in the area of the Aegean.

The main settlement and harbour of the island is Antiparos or Castle, at the northern coast. Here,cobbled streets,whitewashed corridors, the full of flowers courtyards and the countless nuances of light blue compose a picture that enchants each visitor.

Antiparos has an extent of 35 square kilometres and roughly 1000 residents. In antiquity it was known as Oliaros (wooded island) and was indeed full of green. An unknown however destruction changed its morphology.

The village Antiparos unfolds around an imposing castle, offering a unique view.Cobbled streets, whitewashed corridors, the full of flowers courtyards and a big square with an eucalyptus tree, compose a unique picture. The settlements of Agios Georgios and Soros are very beautiful. More precisely, Agios  Georgios has splendid views to the sea and to the uninhabited island Despotico.

Three small, uninhabited today, islands that present great archaeological interest are found west of Antiparos: Despotico, Tsimintiri and Strongili. On the islet Despotico,archaeologists uncovered parts of an ancient temple from the classic years, marble parts of building groups, figurines and a number of other objects. Although, uninhabited in modern times, Despotico has met days of glory and intense human presence and is connected closely with Cycladic Culture and the historical development of the Aegean in General.

Despotico and Strongili are two islands with virgin nature and protected secies. For this reason they are included in the network “Natura 2000”.