antiparos or paros
antiparos or paros
Are you thinking about visiting Antiparos or Paros? Struggling to make a decision? Let us give you few tips and information so that you can make a decision!
First of all, Antiparos and Paros are about 15 minutes away from each other. To get to Antiparos, you have to arrive in Paros first. Therefore, our suggestion will be always to combine your holiday on both islands. In order to reach Antiparos, you can take a small ferry from Parikia, the capital of Paros, or from Punda port. You should not confuse it with Punda beach. This is a small harbour on the west coast of Paros, opposite to Antiparos and from here the ride takes about 15 minutes. Punda is situated about 8km away from Parikia. Therefore you should know that if you don’t have your own mean of transport, you can get to the harbour by bus. This ferry can transfer vehicles as well.
Now, if you wish, you can take a boat from Parikia to Antiparos. This ride is longer as the distance is significantly bigger than from Punda.
Most of travellers visit our island to enjoy swimming in our stunning beaches. Therefore, it is important for you to know that Paros features more choices than Antiparos. This is obvious because Paros is bigger. Yet, there are plenty of choices on Antiparos Island, few of them are within walking distance from the main town. Due to the fact that this is a small island, you will need your own mean of transport. This applies especially if you are planning to visit beaches on the south or west coast. Transport by local bus line is limited here.
On Paros Island, accessibility to beaches is easier, especially if you are staying in the main locations like Naoussa or Parikia. Our Paros Luxury Hotels collection features accommodations in both of them. Due to the fact that you can get to most of the beaches by bus, this might suit you. Additionally, most of the famous beaches on Paros Island are organized. Therefore, you will find beach bars, sunbeds and umbrellas on them. On the other hand, Antiparos beaches are quiet and relaxing. So, this might be something you are looking for. Yet, if you wish to explore few secluded Paros beaches, we suggest you rent your own mean of transport.
Antiparos Island features many accommodations. Yet, those who seek luxury experience here choose villa. Due to the fact that most of hotels are not luxurious, you will find plenty of luxury villas in Antiparos. In Paros on the other hand, the variety of choices is richer. Therefore, you will find many luxury hotels, as well as luxury villas and apartments. Additionally, another plus is that they are situated in several locations around the island.
Paros and Antiparos nightlife is rich and vibrant. Both islands have nice bars where you can enjoy yourself. On Paros Island though you will find night clubs, as in Antiparos there are not any. Of course, that does not mean that you will be bored. In the main town of Antiparos, there is a pavement full of bars, taverns and restaurants. In Paros, the heart of nightlife beats in Naoussa and Parikia. Due to the size of both villages, you will have variety of choices. Cocktail by the sea or among the alleys, refreshing drink with sunset view or on a sandy beach are the most popular.
For this category both destinations will exceed your expectations. One of the best locations in Greece for water spots like windsurfing or kite surfing is between Paros and Antiparos. Due to the fact that mountains of both islands create something like wind tunnel, the wind is strong and stable. Location that attracts most of the athletes is located about 1 km south of Punda port in Paros. This will be your dream come true if you are into those extreme sports. Since this is just few “steps” away from Antiparos, we can assume that it is on this island too. Yet, there is another place in Paros well-known for water sports and it is on the east coast. You definitely heard of it; it is called Golden Beach or Chrisis Akti. Wind conditions are amazing there as well. Therefore, you can try it too.
Having the above information in mind, it is safe to say that combination of vacation on both islands is the perfect solution. Therefore, if you are visiting us for many days, you can spend 2 or 3 of them in Antiparos. As Paros and Antiparos are so close, it would be a shame not to visit both of them.