Small and close to Paros, it is home to only 1000 residents. It offers a relaxed and truly authentic experience with all of the benefits of a busier tourist spot. It is not crowded, less hectic and has the same gorgeous beaches, charming towns, and amenities essential to a pleasant holiday escape.
To reach Antiparos means first travelling by plane to Paros (there are frequent daily flights from Olympic Airlines - see more on Paros below), or hopping aboard one of the two ferry services departing from Piraeus or Rafina harbors. After a two hour and forty-five minute ride if you choose the high-speed boat or a four hour and forty-five minute journey on the normal boat, you arrive in the main town of Hora.
This somewhat glossy town features a lovely village that was developed around a Venetian era castle in the 1400s. Stroll through squares and alleys of cool stone and whitewashed walls. Marvel at the saturated hues of the potted plants and native growth. Make your way to the cave at Ayios Ioannis Hill to see the oldest stalagmites in Europe. And most definitely spend time sampling the "tavernas" in the main port area as the prices are good and the food is amazingly fresh.
However, one of the best choices is to take a private villa and just sit back and enjoy your tranquil, gorgeous, and conveniently located paradise.
Getting around is easy and can be done on foot, bicycle, scooter, or ATV, and though cars are available, the roads are not meant for heavy traffic, making it far more pleasant to travel via an alternate form of transportation.