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Towns

Antiparos Town activities center around the quay and the Venetian kastro area. The village has two 17th Century churches: Agios Niloaos and Evangelismos.

In summer, boats run from Antiparos Town to the cave. From the boat dock it is a half-hour walk up Mount Ioannis to the cave mouth.

Drinking and Dining

Near the waterfront there are pleasant cafes.

Accommodations

See our Greece hotels for a complete look at accommodations available on this island. Book in advance if you come in July or August.

History

In ancient times the island was called Ollaros and was first mentioned as a base for Phoenician traders from Sidon. A Neolithic settlement found on the nearby islet of Saliagos indicates that there were very early Cycladic settlements here.

The Venetian kastro area is a good example of a 15th Century fortress town. There are narrow streets and hidden inner courtyards, all designed to deter attacking pirates.

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