Antiparos
a small gem
in the Cyclades

Antiparos is one of the 220 Cyclades islands. Peaceful and unspoilt, it boasts whitewashed hillsides and hidden swimming caves. It is known for its cobbled streets and the bougainvillea flowers that thrive across the island. Building is strictly regulated to preserve the character of Cycladic architecture, with its typical white houses with blue doors and windows.

Beaches

Antiparos offers a wide range of serene, crystal clear water beaches, some of them organised with sunbeds and beach restaurants and others tucked away, for those who seek adventure and absolute relaxation. These are our top recommendations; more to follow...

 

Serene white sandy beach at the far end of the island, some say “a remote paradise”. Not organised, so make sure you bring beach essentials since you will want to spend your whole day here!

 

Long golden sandy beach. The sapphire shallow waters and beautiful green shade trees welcome you. A family run taverna, just a few steps away behind the beach, welcomes you for a delicious Greek meal.

Where to eat

Although Antiparos is one of the smallest islands in the Cyclades it offers a great variety of food, from traditional family run tavernas, like Pavlos Place in town or Pipinos offering fresh seafood in Agios Georgios bay, to upscale Greek cuisine restaurants like Kalokairi, our top pick for your dinner in town.
Whether you are a breakfast, brunch or ice cream fan, there are several cute cafes with delicious menus to start your day!
And for the night owls you can always enjoy late night drinks at the main square of the town.
A big list of recommendations awaits you.

Photos
of the island

Photos
of the island

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Despotiko
The small and dry island is located about 700 m southwest from the shores of Antiparos. Despotiko is situated almost exactly in the center of the Cyclades. Captain Sargos is the daily boat which will take you there and also offers a day cruise around the small island, visiting a remote beach at the other side and the caves of south Antiparos.
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Antiparos town
Antiparos has only one town with a long white cobblestone pedestrian walk stretching all the way from the port to the main square where you will find the Kastro neighbourhood, the oldest part of the town with an old venetian castle imposing in the middle of it. Along the port and this main pedestrian street you may find cute boutiques and cafes and different kind of restaurants offering delicious food.
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The cave
Antiparos Cave is the island’s natural masterpiece and a must-see for all visitors. It is the only vertical cave of its kind in Europe, reaching a depth of 85 meters and adorned with the finest stalactites and stalagmites. Among its wonders is Europe’s oldest stalactite, estimated to be 45 million years old. But its beauty doesn’t end underground. As you ascend, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the Aegean sea.

What to see

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Despotiko
The small and dry island is located about 700 m southwest from the shores of Antiparos. Despotiko is situated almost exactly in the center of the Cyclades. Captain Sargos is the daily boat which will take you there and also offers a day cruise around the small island, visiting a remote beach at the other side and the caves of south Antiparos.
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Antiparos town
Antiparos has only one town with a long white cobblestone pedestrian walk stretching all the way from the port to the main square where you will find the Kastro neighbourhood, the oldest part of the town with an old venetian castle imposing in the middle of it. Along the port and this main pedestrian street you may find cute boutiques and cafes and different kind of restaurants offering delicious food.
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The cave
Antiparos Cave is the island’s natural masterpiece and a must-see for all visitors. It is the only vertical cave of its kind in Europe, reaching a depth of 85 meters and adorned with the finest stalactites and stalagmites. Among its wonders is Europe’s oldest stalactite, estimated to be 45 million years old. But its beauty doesn’t end underground. As you ascend, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the Aegean sea.

Private
boat tours
available

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availability

Due to its central location in the middle of the Cycladic islands, Antiparos is the perfect place for you to experience an unforgettable day cruise visiting Despotiko island and its caves, amazing, remote beaches or even an adventurous excursion to a nearby island like Sifnos, Milos and Kimolos. We would be more than happy to assist you by providing contacts of the best private boat rental companies.

Enquiry

tel.: +44 7919026984, +30 698 41 599 15
e-mail: info@villadespotiko-antiparos.com