Air photo of AntiparosThe island of Antiparos is located southwest of Paros, from which is divided by a shallow channel, of approximately 4n.m. wide, and 4,2m deep. The island covers an area of 35sq.klm, and because of its long shape it has 57klm of beautiful coasts.
The land to the north is flat and fertile while small hills rise from the center to the west, with Profitis Helias (300m.) being highest. The western coasts of the island are smooth and sandy, while the east ones are rough with small bays. The island is surrounded by numerous smaller islands. To the north: Kavouras, Diplo and the rocks Kokkinos Tourlos and Mavros Tourlos. In the northern entrance of the channel we come upon the Magrines, Rematonisi (owned by Goulandri) and Saliagas with the lighthouse and the remains of a prehistoric settlement. Northwest we can find the biggest one, Despotiko, which together with Antiparos creates a leeward bay, and a little further more Stroggilo. All these islands except Rematonisi, are uninhabited and some of them are used as pastureland.
 

Air Photo of Antiparos


The main settlement, the Castle and the port are found in the north side of the island. The approximately 600 residents of the settlement are occupied with farming, fishing and recently with tourism. The fast and easy passage to Paros (10min from Pounta and half an hour from Paroikia), gives the ability to the locals to enjoy the peaceful life of a small island, while they can also have access to the facilities of a bigger one. Either way the growth of the touristical infrastructure, with hotels, cafι, bars and commercial shops, can satisfy most of the locals and visitors needs.

 

 

General information Useful  Telephones
Telephone code

0284

Police: 61202
Postal code:

840 07

Community clinic: 61219
    OTE (Telecommunications): 61212
61215
    Post office: 61233
    Community: 61570
    Fax: 61218

 

Sightseeing   
Just 5km outside Antiparos village, the famous Cave offers a unique experience to its visitors
The castle of Antiparos is located in the middle of the village, besides the Metropolis of St. Nicolas
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