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About Antiparos

Set just across the water from lively Paros, the little island of Antiparos is a wonderful hideaway for laid-back travellers seeking to embrace a slower way of living. One of the most charming islands in the Cyclades, this pint-sized gem boasts some wonderful accommodation options, well-suited to couples, friends and families. Simple and understated, many of the best places to stay in Antiparos are also appealingly affordable — and tend to offer striking sea views.

The whitewashed buildings of the island’s capital — also called Antiparos — are a brilliant starting point for explorers. Expect to find narrow cobbled streets lined with some great shops, and eateries tucked behind blue-painted doors or spilling out onto the romantic squares of the old town. The 14th-century Kastro — a Venetian fortress — is well worth exploring. Don’t miss strolling down to the harbour to see fishing boats bobbing in the turquoise waters.

Venture up to the lovely Church of Agia Marina for beautiful views, or into the famed Cave of Antiparos, accessed by around 400 steps and boasting some of the oldest stone formations in Europe. The 18th-century Church of Agios Ioannis Spiliotis, at the entrance of the stalactite cave, is not to be missed. Hop across to the island of Despotiko to tour ancient archaeological ruins, or enjoy snorkelling around the sea caves. Spend your afternoons soaking up the sunshine on Soros, Fanari and Faneromeni beaches, or on the terraces of the best places to stay in Antiparos!

The Best Places to Stay in Antiparos

For Sea Views

  • Hotel Mantalena sits right on the seafront in Antiparos, promising gorgeous views of the water from pretty balconies with blue-painted French doors. White linens and tiled floors characterise simple guest rooms, the largest of which offer space for families. With a seaside restaurant, and boutiques and cafés on your doorstep, this is an idyllic little island hotel for guests of all ages.
  • Beach House, on the island's south-eastern coast, is an appealingly understated hideaway with nine white-and-cream rooms — some with sea views. The beachside restaurant serves authentic Greek food using seasonal ingredients grown on Antiparos, and there are boat trips and yoga classes for those who can tear themselves away from the beach.

For Laid-Back Charm

  • Hotel Belgeri is a simple and affordable little hotel within walking distance of the sea in Antiparos. Think bright and airy rooms featuring fresh white linens, locally sourced furnishings and shaded terraces. Lovely for couples, friends or families keen to explore the island.


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  • Fly to Athens International Airport, and hop aboard a ferry from Athens, or catch a connecting flight to Paros National Airport. Alternatively, travel by ferry from Naxos or Santorini if you're island-hopping in the Cyclades. You can then take a short ferry across from Paros to Antiparos.
  • There's plenty to see on Antiparos! Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Expect hot summers, with temperatures reaching around 28°C between June and August, which is also peak season. For fewer crowds and cooler weather travel in April, May or late September, when you can also find great hotel deals.


Best Hotels in Antiparos

  • Hotel Begleri Antiparos Town 16 rooms from £49

    Local exploring  -  This hotel is in a great location for getting around and makes a good base for local exploring on Antiparos
    Beach Life  -  Located a stone's throw from the island's sandy beaches, this hotel makes a great seaside getaway
    Families  -  The self-contained, ground-floor apartment is perfect for a family travelling with young children
    Less £  -  This simple yet comfortable accommodation is ideal for a holiday on a budget
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    This hotel sits within a traditional Cycladic property in Antiparos. Rooms are bright and airy, with crisp white linens and locally sourced furnishings. Families can rent a self-contained apartment on the ground floor with a shaded verandah; enjoy breakfast with sea views. A charming seaside hotel. See More

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  • Hotel Mantalena Antiparos Town 32 rooms from £61

    Romantic Break  -  Couples love the hotel's simple, traditional interiors; book a room with sea views from the balcony for an extra special stay
    Families  -  The triple rooms are great for families; book several rooms if travelling with a larger group
    Beach Life  -  Sitting right on the seafront, this hotel makes a great choice for a beach holiday
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Panagia Ekatontapiliani, a historic Byzantine church complex in Parikia
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    This pretty hotel is located on the seafront in Antiparos in a traditional Cycladic property. Rooms are bright and simply dressed, with white linens and tiled floors; the best rooms have a balcony with sea views. Sunbathe on the terrace before dinner at the seaside restaurant. A charming hotel. See More

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  • Beach House Antiparos Town 9 rooms from £113

    Beach Life  -  Set on a sheltered sandy beach, this is the place to soak up the sun, sea and sand!
    Total relaxation  -  The perfect spot to kick back and do absolutely nothing!
    Restaurant  -  Authentic Greek cuisine using local ingredients from Antiparos
    On the beach  -  One of the safest beaches on Antiparos
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    Beachside accommodation with terrace bar and outdoor dining. Suites are simple and comfortable, some with sea views. Decor is typical of the Cyclades - white everywhere with spashes of blue. The restaurant serves authentic Greek food using local island ingredients. Perfect for complete relaxation. See More

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