Antiparos is a small greek island in the heart of the Cyclades group, separated from Paros by a narrow and shallow channel, with width, less than one nautical mile (1.4 km). It has an area of 45 square km. with a 57 km. coastline. The length of the island, from north to south, is only 12 km., while the maximum width reaches 4.5km. The tallest peak, Prophet Elias is found in the middle of the island, while the main town is on the north eastern coast. Antiparos is a volcanic rock and dry climate with high moisture, and morphology favors the development of strong winds. So like Paros, Antiparos is also known for its excellent wind conditions for windsurfing!
Before getting to Antiparos you have to arrive first in Paros by plane or by boat from Athens or the greek islands. Ferries from Piraeus to Paros run all year round on a daily basis. In summer of course there are more departures from Piraeus and Rafina (Athens).
Arriving in Paros there are two options for coming to Antiparos:
- the direct -passengers only-small boat from Parikia (port) to Antiparos port.
Be aware! Its departure depending on the weather conditions.
- by car/taxi/bus arrive at Pounta (port, be aware ! not Pounda beach) and from there, the small ferry boat, 10 min. trip, will cross you to Antiparos port.