Swimming in the blue sea and sunbathing on the sandy beaches during the day and socializing in the village at night, as well as the welcoming and special atmosphere of the island, are probably the main reasons why people travel to Antiparos and come back year after year.
But Antiparos offers more. The harbor and the pedestrian main street leading through the attractive traditional village to the square are full of restaurants, shops of all sorts, cafes and bars. The square with the plane tree in the center is a meeting point for young and old. An arcade right beside the old church of Agios Nikolaos shows the way into the Venetian Kastro. From the square a street leads to the Sifneiko beach where the sunset can be watched. For those preferring remote and quiet places, plenty of alternatives are available.
Interesting sites to visit outside the village are the famous cave of Antiparos, and the archaeological excavations of an ancient sanctuary on the island of Despotiko.
There are several ways to enjoy and discover the beauty of nature and the sea: long walks along the sea shore, organized boat trips around the island and diving courses and excursions, www.blueisland-divers.gr
. Renting a boat for the day gives the opportunity to explore remote beaches and coves at your own pace, www.antiparosrentaboat.gr
The closeness to Paros with its excellent boat connections makes Antiparos an ideal base for exploring nearby islands.
Most services of the modern world are to be found in Antiparos: medical center, pharmacy, post office, banks with ATMs, supermarkets, travel agencies, local bus service, car, motorbike and bike rentals, internet cafes, hair dressers and a cinema.