To the west of Paros, just one nautical mile from Pounda and 4.5 miles from the main port of Paroikia, lies a jewel called Antiparos, studded with golden sandy beaches and surrounded by aquamarine sparkling waters.
Its picturesque harbour is the lifeline of the island. The regular car ferries
from Pounda run continuously all year, while the caique for foot passengers from
Paroikia is a lovely way to travel in the summer months. For more information contact Paros
Port Authority Tel: 22840-21240. The town is also called Antiparos, or Kastro, as it surrounds
the site of a medieval castle.
Its main street is lined with small shops, bars, tavernas and cafes - one
shows DVD films, others haveinternet connections. There is a small museum and
library as well as the useful amenities of post office, National and Emboriki bank branches,
a petrol station, bike and car hire outlets and supermarkets. There are small hotels, apartments
and rooms for rent as well as a camping site and diving school.
How to get there?
Antiparos is connected to Paros through daily boat crossings, from Paroikia and Pounta. Via Pounta there is a local ferry service (which takes about 8 minutes) approximately every half hour. Paros Port Authorities: 0030-22840-21240