Whilst staying on the gorgeous greek island of Paros we hired a bright red road buggy that was just perfect to get around the island in! So you can imagine how excited we were to learn that the tiny island of Anti Paros – that sits less than one mile away – took only a very short ferry to get there and we’d be able to take our buggy with us!
The small car ferry runs every half hour. Antiparos is small, with literally just a couple of roads running around the coastline, so it was very easy and fun to explore!
The main town, simply called Antiparos, is quintessential ‘greek island’ … meaning it consisted of narrow lanes with beautiful white washed 2 storey buildings that were covered in bougainvilliea! The independent shops, restaurants and cafes were super quaint and pristine – we really enjoyed the walk around it!
The real main attraction though on this island is The Cave! Super easy to find with the entrance marked by a tiny blue and white chapel along with colourful bunting which flowed in the breeze!
Caves aren’t everyone’s cup of tea – David loved it! I’m glad I experienced it but not my favourite thing to be honest! You really do descend very deep into this cave by following the metal steps down which are quite steep in places along with being wet from the moisture within! Dark, damp and a little claustrophobic is how I’d describe it – even if the central area actually is quite open and cavernous! Anyway, yes, it was interesting enough!
All in all it was lovely popping over to somewhere new, exploring all over on the buggy, wandering and having lunch in the idyllic village and seeing the wonder of nature in the cave! Definitely a great day out option should you have the time whilst staying on Paros!
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