Walking holidays

Walking holidays in Antiparos island
Antiparos is a small island of 35 km²; it is situated southwest of Paros and a long time ago the two islands used to be connected. But now, the islands are separated by a narrow strait of about 1 km. The small island of Saliagos is located in this strait, and remains of a neolithic civilization (4000 B. C. ) have been found here. This could mean that Paros and Antiparos were still connected at that time. Other small islands can be found in around Antiparos, such as the deserted island of Despotiko in the south and Diplo (a double island with Kato and Epano Fyra) in the north. From the northern beach of Antiparos you can even wade to Diplo through the shallow water.

The island of Antiparos is fairly flat its highest point is Profitis Ilias, with an altitude of 301 metres. There are a few beautiful beaches, but the island is especially renowned because of the cave on a hilltop of 250 m in the south. Next to the entrance of the cave, you can find the small church of Agios Ioannis. The cave itself contains three large halls and it is more than 100m deep. It is famous because of its huge stalactites and stalagmites, many of which contain ancient inscriptions. The most famous stalagmite is 8 metres tall and it is called the "Agia Trapeza" ("Holy Table"). This name was given because a mass was celebrated here on the 24th of December 1673, in the presence of the French ambassador in Constantinople, Marquis de Nointel - a Latin inscription still bears witness to this event. In turbulent times, the cave also provided a shelter for the inhabitants of Antiparos.

The capital Antiparos is built around a beautiful Venetian kastro, dating from the 15th century. The kastro is built around a tower, of which only the base remains.

The most famous beaches in Antiparos are the beaches of Psaraliki, southeast of Antiparos, the beaches of Agios Theologos (close to the campsite, a few minutes north of the small town) and the beaches of Sifnéikos Gialos a little southwest of it - both of which are within walking distance of Antiparos. In the south there is also the beach of Agios Georgios, opposite the island of Despotiko. On the east coast as well there are a couple of nice beaches, among which the beaches of Apandima and Soros.
But there is more to Antiparos than the beaches and the cave.
We will help you experience the island and its people, the way they live and work. We will take you walking to remote beaches. We can take you fishing, show you how mountain honey is collected and how the local cheese is still made by the shepherd in his hut on the mountain.
The Hotel Dolphin St Georgio offers you unforgettable week-long organized walking and activity holidays with impressive experiences.
Daily guided walking without accommodation
  • Daily guided walking without accommodation
    Price: 25 euro per person. (Minimum booking 4 persons)
    The price includεs: guide - light meal - transfer.

  • In case you will walk with out guite we will offer you written info for each trip.

    Enjoy the follow trips:
  • Trip 1)Agios Geórgios -Agios Sóstis - Faneroméni and back.
    - 2,30min walk ****
  • Trip 2) Agios Geórgios - Despotikó - Livádi and back
    - 2,00 walk ***
  • Trip 3) Agios Geórgios - Megála Monastíria and back
    -3,30 min walk ***
  • Trip 4)Agios Geórgios - Profítis Ilías - cave of Agios Ioánnis
    - 1,45min walk ***
  • Trip 5)Antíparos - Diplá - Sifnéïkos Gialós - Antíparos
    - 1,30min walk **
  • Trip 6)Cave of Agios Ioánnis - Agia Paraskeví - Antíparos
    - 2,20min walk ***

    ** = beautiful

    *** = very beautiful

    **** = exceptional

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