Antiparos Island

Antiparos (Modern Greek: Αντίπαρος; Ancient Greek: Ὠλίαρος Oliaros) is a small island in the southern Aegean and in the heart of the Cyclades. This small island has Paros as closest neighbourgh island and is within easy access to other Greek islands as Naxos, Mykonos, Santorini and Ios. -Only to mention a few. Antiparos and Paros are connected through a local car- and passenger-ferry, that is operating all year around.Despotiko, an uninhabited island in the southwest of Antiparos, is a place of great archaeological importance and a must when visiting the island.

The Community of Antiparos was founded in 1914 and was promoted to a municipality in 2010 with the implementation of the Law “Kallikrates”, under the principle of “each island a municipality”. It occupies an area of 45.182 square km,[2] including the island of Antiparos and Despotiko. It has, according to the 2011 census, 1,211 permanent residents and a density of 27 inhabitants per km². The island’s economy is based on tourism, fishing, farming and less on agriculture in the plains. Antiparos is known for its distinctive Cycladic beauty with white houses, cobbled streets and beautiful flowers that thrive in the yards of the houses. It is a popular tourist resort in the summer for Greeks and other European visitors. The historical center is located in the Venetian castle of Antiparos, which is connected through the shopping streets in the picturesque coastal street. Other settlements are the famous resort of St. George in the southwest edge, Soros and Kampos and popular beaches in the wider area of the center are Psaralyki, Sifneiko, Ag Spiridon and the Camping beach.

Source : GoAntiparos & Wikipedia