Antiparos Island | Cyclades | GREECE
A low-key but fashionable island. Celebrities favourite.
Antiparos is one of Greece’s most trendy and hip islands. It is easily accessible by ferry from the western coast of Paros, just half a nautical mile. It is a small, quiet Cycladic island well able to offer its visitors the tranquillity they wish but with fashionable restaurants, shops, trendy bars and cool beach bars. Antiparos was once -not too many years ago- a campers’ island; nowadays, it is a low-key but fashionable destination in Greece. Probably the fact that Hollywood actor Tom Hanks owns a house in Antiparos has made the island very popular among celebrities.
Antiparos Island in Brief
The population of Antiparos is about 1.150, living in the only village of the island built around the Venetian fort, an excellent example of fortification of the 15th c. Pretty much everything happens on the main street leading to the fort. Another settlement is the famous resort of St. George in the southwest edge. Do not fail to visit the famous cavern of the island (open daily from 10:30 am to 3:45 pm), to a depth of 70 m.
Best things to do and see in Antiparos
Stay and Dine at The Rooster Hotel
The Rooster Hotel is built within a 30 acre land of hills, ruins, rocks and sand dunes located above Livadia, a magical unspoilt beach. Superbly camouflaged 16 private houses are built to blend and not to interrupt. This building structure creates a respectful feel towards the islands’ aesthetic and heritage. Sharing elements such as evergreens’ smells, natures’ sounds of the salty wind, glimpses & portraits of the tranquil and wild majestic sea, the colorful sunset pallets of the sky.
Dine at Vassilenas Blue Restaurant at Antiparos
Vassilenas Blue in Antiparos is the new project of the Vassilenas Restaurant team. The historic and multiple-prize-winning Greek restaurant, established in Athens in 1920, has just opened this beautiful venue in Chora of Antiparos.
Visit the “Beach House” bar restaurant on Apantima beach
Apantima beach is a hip spot in Antiparos to relax, take a swim, rent a boat for the day, have a massage, a drink, or enjoy a meal.
Boogaloo bar & concept hall
A trendy cocktail bar for early relaxation and after dance in Antiparos square.
Other Best Restaurants in Antiparos
Captain Pipinos Fish Restaurant at St. George Beach. An all-time classic fish tavern in a beautiful setting by the sea. Lollo’s Pizzeria for amazing wood-fired pizza on the waterfront. Pantelis Fish Tavern
A chic and cool spot to swim, listen to great music, drink signature cocktails, or enjoy your meal. There are also suites and rooms available for accommodation.
Visit Anti Art Gallery
If you are an art lover don’t miss to visit Anti Art Gallery which hosts exhibiting artists from all over the world. Anti Art Gallery is also the home of The International Association of Photography and Art of Antiparos which was created to promote visual arts on this small Greek island. The organization hosts a full programme of art exhibitions from late spring to early autumn. These range from sculpture and ceramics to painting and, of course, photography.
Go for shopping
You will be amazed by the high-end shops you will find in Antiparos. No wonder locals refer to the main street as Fifth Avenue.
BEST BEACHES IN ANTIPAROS
Enjoy swimming from the fine beaches of Psaralikes, Panagia, Soros, Apantima, St. George and, when there is no north wind, Livadi and Sifneikos Gialos.
ANTIPAROS ISLAND TIPS & INFORMATION
HOW TO GET TO ANTIPAROS
By air from Athens, El. Venizelos airport, with Aegean Airlines to Paros. From Piraeus Port Authority, tel. 0030210 4172675 to Paros.
And then from Paros by small boat from Parikia in 30 min (without your car)or by ferry in 10 min (with your car) from the village of Pounta, 8.5 km west of Parikia, the closest for crossing to Antiparos (not to be confused with the beach of Pounta which is on the eastern side of the island).
ANTIPAROS USEFUL TELEPHONES NUMBERS
Antiparos Community Office 00302284061218
Antiparos Police 00302284061202
Antiparos Clinic 003022840 61219
BEST SEASON TO VISIT ANTIPAROS
The best time of year for Antiparos is summer. In August though it is a bit crowded. But it’s a great destination for a relaxing trip in spring and autumn.