Antiparos from Admin / 17, Fri March 2017 The islet of Antiparos, lying southwest of Paros, is ideal for a relaxed and serene holiday and can easily be reached from Pounda or Parikia by boat. The ancient name of Antiparos was Oliaros. A major Neolithic settlement has been unearthed at the neighboring islet of Saliagos and it is considered to be the oldest in Cyclades. Hora (Town) of Antiparos has been built around a 15th century Venetian castle. The stone-paved streets, the whitewashed alleys, the houses decorated with thriving pink and purple bougainvilleas and the central square with its shadowy eucalyptus trees create an enchanting atmosphere. Enjoy the sunshine in beaches along the island’s beautiful coastline. Practice activities such as diving or canoe kayaking on Agios Georgios beach! West of Antiparos there are three uninhabited islets that once used to be significant cultural centers of the Cycladic civilization: Despotiko, Tsimintiri (between Antiparos and Despotiko) and Strongylo (west of Despotiko). Excavations keep revealing important ancient treasures, which are now exhibited at the Archaeological Museum of Paros. The islets can be accessed by small tourist boats departing from Agios Georgios.