Seven minutes by ferry from the larger island, Paros, Antiparos is a small, relatively non-touristy destination offering a wilder, more authentic experience. Here are our recommendations on things to do and see in Antiparos if you’re going there for a day or longer.
Explore Antiparos Town
Chora is the main town and port on the island. Comfortably walkable, it’s fun to explore. Be sure to visit the Venetian castle (Kastro) that was constructed in 1440 when the Venetian Giovanni Loredano married Maria Sommaripa of Antiparos. A residential complex built within fortress walls, this is one of the most fascinating Medieval structures in the Aegean. There are four old churches; Christos, Agios Antonios, Agios Ioannis and Agios Nikolaos that are worth taking time to see.
For a break from traditional Greek cuisine, have lunch at Lollo’s Antiparos restaurant. Bringing the tastes of Italy to Greece, Lollo’s offers delicious wood fired pizza as well as other Italian dishes with a view of the harbor.
Visit Kambos village
An alternative would be to visit the beautiful churches in the village of Kambos and the nearby Cave of Antiparos, the number one attraction on the island. The only vertical cave in Europe, it is approximately 85 meters deep and has stunning stalactites and stalagmites including the oldest stalactite in Europe estimated to be 45 million years old.
Have lunch at Beach House Antiparos which is just a five minute drive from the cave. Here you can enjoy lunch with a beautiful view followed by an afternoon walking or relaxing on the beach.
Enjoy the beach
If beaches are your thing, Antiparos offers plenty of options including Psaralyki, Panagia, Glyfa, Apandima, Soros, Sostis, Faneromeni, St. Giorgios, Theologos, Livadia, and Sifneiko. We recommend Soros Beach for lunch and sunbeds.
Photo Source: Soros Beach Antiparos
Go hiking or biking
Another option is biking or hiking along the many routes on the island either along the coast or in the countryside. Take a picnic and choose among the many scenic spots on Antiparos for a midday break.
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Watch the sunset
At the end of the day, enjoy the sunset views at St. Giorgios Beach followed by dinner at a traditional Greek taverna, Captain Pipinos. Another great way to end the day with a sunset view is at Sifnaiko Beach where you can enjoy cocktails and dinner at Sunset Bar and Restaurant.
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