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Charming harbour town with venetian castle and excellant sandy beachesEnquire Now
It took us 40 years arranging holidays to Paros before we astonishingly travelled the narrow channel that separates the island from its little sister Antiparos. The journey takes just 10 minutes and the water is only 4 metres deep but for some inexplicable reason we had remained rooted to the spot on Paros!
Having visited Antiparos for the first time in 2003, we wish we had made the effort many moons ago. The established sophistication of Paros gives way the moment you set foot on dry land from the landing barge-ferry that shuttles back and forth all day between the two islands. The village of Antiparos, Kastro, has that wonderful, vibrant air of a small, compact Greek harbour. Tavernas, hotels, cafes and shops lie concertinaed along the waterfront. Delve inside the village and all manner of delights await. The two main squares are linked by archways, one the perfect spot to enjoy a coffee under an enormous eucalyptus, the other the starting point of the old village wall and castle built in 1440 and designed to protect the inhabitants from pirate raids.
Venture away from the village and both beach lovers and walkers will be spoilt for choice. Antiparos is noted for its superb sandy beaches, and safe swimming. There are a handful of beaches within easy walking distance of the village and even the more far flung coves and bays are accessible seeing as the island is only 12.5 km long and 5.5 km wide. One such area is Agios Georgios on the southern coast of Antiparos. Located opposite Despotiko island, Agios Georgios with its sandy beach, translucent waters, handful of tavernas and tranquillity is a gem.
Twin centre and Island Hopping:
Antiparos can be combined with Athens, Paros, Mykonos, Tinos, Syros, Naxos & Santorini.
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