Antiparos, Cyclades Islands - Aegean Sea | 28 Aug 2014
37.0000° N | 25.0500° E
Antiparos is a truly magnificent island, situated opposite Paros (less than one nautical mile). Many refer to the it as a hideaway retreat island, where you will immediately soak up the relaxing atmosphere as you step off the boat from Parikia or the car ferry from Pounda. The ease and slow pace of life in Antiparos has attracted repeat visitors to this small island for decades. Once you enter the quiet island with the traditional Cycladic houses with paved streets filled with flowers and charming backyards, you know you have stumbled onto something good. As you head towards Ag. Georgios for an evening meal at one of the tavernas, open the window and feel the aromatic air change from earth to oregano smells, thyme and lavender planted outside a whitewashed house. Once you arrive, the landscape has changed and you feel a sense of being somewhere else. Beaches are plentiful to choose from and a lot within walking distance too. The discovery of Antiparos will make you feel like a child experiencing something extremely pleasant for the very first time.