The trip to Antiparos island starts here…
29 Nov 2016

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Just 10 minutes away from Punda, Paros by ferry, one can disembark into a heaven on earth, hidden in the heart of the Cyclades.
It does not have to do with cosmopolitan Paros, but with her alternative, “anti-star” ‘sister’ which has nothing to be jealous of the tourist attendance, the throng, or the fine lifestyle of the former. In contrast, Antiparos magnetizes the senses and offers an unforgettable travel experience to those who are looking for a “familial”, “cozy” and friendly element, into a dreamy landscape which composes of picturesque streets, golden sands, blue-green waters and magical emerald beaches.
The blue-white aura of the sea and the sky are reflected on the window shutters and the outdoor design of every lodge of the island, while the stroll around the picturesque venetian Castle of the city of 1.440 A.D. enraptures the traveler into a journey back in time, when the Castle was built to protect the island’s citizens from the frequent invasions and sackings of the pirates. Awe and admiration are also provoked by the visitor’s cinematographic transportation into the shooting of the award-winning film “Mandalena”, which was filmed in the prestigious area of the Castle.
The island’s sightseeing is completed by the Folklore Museum, the Stalactite Cave, the country church of Faneromeni, of Saint-George and Prophet Elias, as well as the island Despotiko, east of Antiparos, with the elaborate and admirable archaeological findings from the Temple of Apollo, which transport the traveler into the admirable era of the classical times.
The island’s aesthetic accommodation experience is enriched by the rich traditional flavors that magnetize the most demanding palate! Apart from the fresh fish with sea aroma and the grilled octopus, the local specialties also include wild rabbit stew, zucchini, rustic rooster with spaghetti, oil cheese and sour cream cheese, always accompanied by raki or souma.
The ride in the beautiful and picturesque bars that one can find scattered in the city, with their staff ready to welcome hospitably and kindly the foreign visitor comes to balance the relaxation experience. Alternatively, the most active tourists can choose among different activities offered on the island, such as: swimming, diving, snorkeling, cycling and exploring the green paths and small chapels of the island under the blue sky.
No matter what the reason to visit Antiparos is, it is certain that the exponential natural beauty of this place will indulge the visitor’s soul…

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