Antiparos is located in the Aegean Sea, belonging to the Cyclades island group. It is an ideal Greek island for laid back holidays away from the hustle and the bustle!
It was known to the wider Greek public in 1960 and through the Greek cinema, where workshops hosted by Finos Films in the heart of the movie “Madalena” by helping to enhance its natural beauty and historical landscape.
Since then, the island became a tourist destination for Greek and foreign tourists in the summer and the economy of the town started oriented tourism development.
If you are wondering what to do in Antiparos and what is so special about it, you should know that the island represents literally everything you have ever heard of the Greek Islands. Imagine a whitewashed town with cats wandering around narrow streets and colorful bougainvilleas hanging over blue doors, pristine sandy beaches and a vibrant yet nostalgic nightlife.
Chora, the beautiful capital of Antiparos is where the island’s heart is beating and also where most Antiparos hotels, restaurants, bars and taverns lie. Chora Antiparos boasts the traditional Cycladic architecture and is home to the Venetian castle and fortress of Antiparos. Its overall effect is deeply charming!
The island is reachable either by helicopter or boat.
There is an official heliport on the island and the flight time from Athens to Antiparos is approximately 40 minutes.
On the way you will also have the opportunity to view from above the islands of Kea, Kythnos and Serifos.
“THINGS YOU DIDNT KNOW ABOUT ANTIPAROS”
‘Anti’ means ‘opposite’ in Greek and is where the English word comes from. Antiparos is just across the island of Paros at a distance of less than 1 nautical mile.
“Anti” could also have an extra meaning here since Paros is a busy and popular island, on the contrary Antiparos is not so crowded and has a cosmopolitan character.