Cave of Antiparos

The cave of Antiparos is situated on the southeastern side of the island, on the hill of Agios loannis at the height of 177 metres above sea level and is well known all over the world as possibly the oldest cave in Greece. The cave is very extensive, and extends at several levels. It is is precipitous, and its interior temperature in wintertime is at about 15 degrees Celsius. It has an area of approximately 5,600 square metres. Its maximum depth reaches some 85 metres and the descent takes place easily and securely, by way of a cement staircase made up of 411 steps. It is full of stalactites and stalagmites.

Useful info

  • The Cave is open for visits from April through October, its opening hours from 10:00 to 18:00. In winter months visits may be made upon arrangement with the Municipality of Antiparos.
  • The admission ticket costs 5.00 euros. There is a 50% discount for children and those over 65 (2.50 euros).
  • Contact KEDA at tel 22840 28314.

Antiparos

Antiparos Greece

Antiparos island

First of all, Antiparos island lies opposite Paros island on the western side. The distance between them is too short. As a result, Antiparos is easily accessible from Paros with two ways. You can get there by boat from Parikia port in 30 minutes. Also, you can take the ferry boat from Punda port. The ferry boat takes vehicles and the trip lasts 10 minutes. Frequent bus routes connect Parikia with Punda port.

In addition to the short distance, Paros and Antiparos form a wonderful marine channel. Small islands beautify the channel between them. The sunset here is brilliant with red colors on the sea.

Moreover, clear beaches with crystal blue water surrounds Antiparos island. Most noteworthy, a breath taking cave seems like plunging to the ground. It forms majestic shapes of rocks. Archaeologists discover priceless historical monuments, especially on Despotiko. Despotiko is a smaller, uninhabited island on the south western side of Antiparos.

Finally, launch next to the sea in fish taverns and restaurants. Enjoy the amazing nightlife in the traditional village with drinks and loud music.