Antiparos, Greece

Antiparos, Greece

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Find your own slice of paradise on Antiparos

Forming part of the Cyclades, the tiny volcanic island of Antiparos is crammed with bohemian charm. Get your Greek getaway off to the right start by booking a Antiparos vacation rental with a view of the Aegean Sea. Despite its size, there are plenty of attractions on offer, from the craft shops and tavernas in Chora, to the legendary Cave of Antiparos, one of the most beautiful natural caves in the world. It's also great for beach hopping and boasts dozens of secluded coves. Forgot your swimsuit? Fear not, Antiparos is also famous for its naturist beaches.

Have naked ambition? Antiparos has beaches for everyone

A popular vacation destination, life in the Cyclades revolves around the beach. Antiparos is famed for its beautiful beaches and the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea, with some travelers letting it all hang loose at the clothing optional spots. If you're traveling with the family, you can't beat Antiparos Agios Spiridonas Beach, near Chora. Its long, sandy sweep, shallow crystalline waters, and buzzy beachfront tavernas makes it a popular choice for couples and families alike. After a busy day of relaxing, kick back on the terrace of your Antiparos vacation rental and watch the sun set with a glass of local ouzo.

Cave in to a fabulous Antiparos vacation

A short drive from Chora is the legendary Cave of Antiparos. Crammed with history, the cave is 330 feet deep and was once used as a refuge for ancient Macedonian generals who were hiding from Alexander the Great. There are over 400 steps down to the main cave, which is famous for its many stalactites and stalagmites, the oldest of which is 45 million years old. It also has signatures of famous visitors, including poet Lord Byron. While you're here, don't miss a peek into the beautiful, 18th-century chapel of Agios Ioannis Spiliotis next door.

The Greek island that sizzles like a souvlaki in summer

The Greek Islands are blessed with a glorious Mediterranean climate. It consistently experiences long, steamy hot summers, when temperatures reach a blistering 90 degrees and above. This is followed by bright, sunny falls and short mild winters, and even then rainfall is rare. The most popular time to visit is during the summer months, between June and September, when Antiparos vacation rentals get snapped up well in advance. For the best choice, visit in spring or fall, when the temperatures are a delicious 70 to 80 degrees and the sun still shines.

Hikers are really upping the ante on Antiparos

A 10-minute boat ride from Paros, Antiparos is a small, picturesque island in Greece's Cyclades archipelago. Don't let Antiparos' small stature put you off walking on the island. It's stacked with rugged paths and donkey trails, many with spectacular views of the island. One of the most popular hikes is around the northern coast where you'll discover hidden beaches, forgotten pathways, and sweeping coastal views. Aside from the resident goats, there is little wildlife on this small island, however, you will come across fragrant oregano bushes, wild fig trees, and olive groves.