Boats depart from the port of Parikia – the journey takes half an hour – and ferries with the possibility of transporting vehicles from Pounta. We went through Pounta and in 10 minutes we were in Antiparos, with the ticket costing 1.10 euros per trip.
PiIt is surrounded by a multitude of small uninhabited islands with great historical and archaeological interest, such as the Cemetery, the Round, the Double, the Crab, the Rheumatonisi, the Red and the Black Tourlos. ΙDespotiko is a well-known international community, an uninhabited island southwest of Antiparos where excavations have been carried out in recent years with finds of great archaeological value.
A central long paved road connects the pier with the main square of the village, the square of Ag. Nikolaou, with the picturesque church of the same name.
It is in a way the main artery of village life as it is full of tourist shops, bars, taverns and is where the morning liveliness and nightlife of Antiparos is located.
Some of the most beautiful beaches of the island are Soros, Ai Giorgis and Psaraliki, the closest to the Castle, with a sandy beach and easy access since there is a regular bus service.
Other beaches, but more isolated are the Monasteries, on the west side of the island. To the northwest there are the beaches of Livadia, Faneromeni and Epitafi. The beach on the island of Despotiko is impressive, where the transition is done by boats that leave the port of Antiparos.
Along the port but also in the beautiful alleys there are beautiful taverns, cafes and bars.
The movie “Mandalena” with Aliki Vougiouklaki was shot in Antiparos. This hotel is still open!
Blooming bougainvillea adorns most of the island’s buildings and contrasts beautifully with the white and blue of the windows.
* If you are on holiday in Paros do not miss a visit to Antiparos! Boats depart from the port in Parikia and ferries from the area of Pounta, which in 10 minutes take you across! Itineraries are about every 20-30 minutes in summer.
* Favorite sport in the area of Pounta, from where the ferry to Antiparos departs
* Try homemade ice cream with local milk – delicious and light!