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ABOUT Antiparos , Cyclades

1264Wandering into the turquoise waters of accommodating the Aegean Sea, the compass of your instinct will lead you undoubtedly the dazzling Cyclades Complex. At the heart of this magnificent island treasure, Antiparos, an isolated and inaccessible island, looking forward to welcome you. Antiparos, a summer resort ideal for peaceful and quiet vacation, located in the heart of the Cyclades, a short distance from the island of Paros.

History

In ancient times, the island  of Antiparos was overgrown (thus taking its ancient name “Oliaros” meaning wooded island), but an unknown catastrophe changed morphology. The history of Antiparos starts from the neolithic times where remains of an ancient settlement dating back to 4000 B.C were discovered in Saliangos, a small island located between Paros and Antiparos in 1964 by the British School of Archaeology. This further confirmed the theory that the two islands were united back then. The first inhabitants of Oliaros are believed to be Phoenicians from Sidon who came here in the Neolithic Age and were succeeded by various other conquerors.  Oliaros got its present name of Antiparos sometime in the 13th Century A.D.
The Venetians made Antiparos a part of the Naxos Duchy and built the Kastro in order to protect the island from pirates and invaders. Three hundred years later, in 1537, Antiparos along with the rest of the Cyclades came under the Ottoman rule. The people of Antiparos were among the first in the Cyclades to participate in the Greek War of Independence in 1821. After years of struggle and revolution, it was finally incorporated in the Greek stsunsetate in 1832. Antiparos also actively participated in the resistance movement against the Germans during World War II and was used as a secret base by the Allies. Source: 

Sighseeing

West of Antiparos lie three small, uninhabited today, islands of great archaeological interest: The Despotiko Tsimintiri and Round. The excavations, on Despotiko island, brought to light parts of an ancient temple of the Classical period, an archaic Doric capital, marble parts of building groups, figurines and numerous articles. Although uninhabited in modern times, Despotiko experienced days of glory and intense human presence and is closely linked to the Cycladic Culture and the historical development of the Aegean.

Food – Tastes – Activites

In traditional taverns you can taste fresh fish and local flavors with capers and xynomyzithra while the busy pedestrian street you will find many places made with care to enjoy your coffee, local homemade desserts and cold dishes …

For those holidays is more than swim to sandy beaches with crystal water are found in close distance to Chora, even in a walking distance. Skilled professionals undertake to offer you unique experiences with sea kayak, scuba diving, wind surfing and other Watersports …

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