Virtually any vacation in the Greek Islands is destined to be an unforgettable experience, but the more prepared you are for your holidays in Greece, the better the memories will be. Certainly, spontaneity always add flavor, but knowing what’s out there means you have the opportunity to see or experience something spectacular. For instance, learning ahead of time of the things to do in Antiparos can help you plan the vacation you really want.
1. Visit the Cave
The captivating Antiparos cave has been standing since ancient days, as exhibited by the interior carvings and archaeological discoveries from the Stone Age. The cave’s immense fame is matched by its spectacular views of all that surrounds it, as it sits, high above sea level, on Ai-Yiannis Hill. You’ll be rewarded with the cave’s artistic natural beauty after you walk down the 411 steps leading to its entrance!
As you enter the cave, your eyes will feast upon stalactites reminiscent of waterfalls, stone ‘chandeliers,’ and natural stalagmite statues. The sights will leave your imagination expanding past its limits, and imprinting a feeling and memory that will stick with you across time.
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2. The Island of Despotiko
Walking along the southeast coast of Antiparos, you will notice, in the distance, another small island. It is the uninhabited island of Despotiko, which is covered in rocks, and home to many untouched and pure beaches. You will find yourself lost in a calm and peaceful feeling, as you swim in the endless depths of its true-blue waters.
3. Beautiful Beaches
No matter what type of beach you love, Antiparos will deliver a breathtaking experience. You will get your share of serenity and excitement with beaches with high waves and others with calm waters. Take your pick each day between rocky or sandy, and shallow or deep waters, and visit a new beach.
Close to the main village, you will find the camping beach, Theologos, and other popular beaches: Psaralykes, Sifneiko, Agios Spyridonas, and Kalargyrou. Just a few kilometers, or a short drive, from the village, are beaches with crystal clear blue waters: Glyfa, Apantima, Soros, Sostis, Monastiria, Kampos, and Livadia.
If you’re planning a day of exploration, start on the south of the island at Agios Georgios, a sheltered beach with calm, translucent waters, where you can put your mask and snorkel on and see what lies under the waters. When you’re ready to move on, make your way to Livadi beach on Despotiko, for a rare elegance.
4. Spend Time Exploring Kastro
The main village of Antiparos, Kastro (meaning castle), lives up to its name, as the two-story houses come together to create the walls of a fortress. This typical Venetian style protection surrounds a collection of charming neighborhoods and churches.