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|WALKING HOLIDAYS IN ANTIPAROS|
Antíparos is a small island of 35 km². It is situated southwest of Páros and a long time ago the two islands used to be connected. Now the islands are separated by a narrow strait of about 1 km. The small island of Saliágos is located in this strait, and remains of a neolithic civilization (4000 B.C.) have been found here. This could mean that Páros and Antíparos were still connected at that time. Other small islands can be found in the neighbourhood of Antíparos, such as the deserted island of Despotikó in the south and Dipló (a double island with Káto and Epáno Fyrá) in the north. From the northern beach of Antíparos you can even wade to Dipló through the shallow water. The island of Antíparos is fairly flat. Its highest point is Profítis Ilías, 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 Ioánnis. 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 Trápeza" ("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 Antíparos.
The capital Antíparos is built around a beautiful Venetian kástro, dating from the 15th century. The kástro is built around a tower, of which only the base remains.
The most famous beaches are the beaches of Psaralikí, southeast of Antíparos, the beaches of Agios Theológos (close to the campsite, a few minutes north of the small town) and the beaches of Sifnéikos Gialós a little southwest of it – both of which are within walking distance of Antíparos. In the south there is also the beach of Agios Geórgios, opposite the island of Despotikó. On the east coast as well there are a couple of nice beaches, among which the beaches of Apándima and Sóros.
But Antiparos is not only this. You can have lots of experiences,such as: walking around the island, watching the local people caring for their animals, making cheese in the traditional way, or learning how the bees produce the local honey.
The Hotel "Dolphin St.Georgio" in Antiparos, offers you a week walking holidays with impressive experiences in 2010.
The A week guided walking holiday includes:
Written information will be provided at the hotel about the walks and the flowers that you will come across on your way. The price of self guided walking holiday includes the same with the guided, but without the guide, on the 3rd, 5th and 7th day. Please contact us if you are interested in, for booking up to two persons (in a single studio or sharing the same apartment), or in case you want to stay a second week.
Trips and other experiences are not included in the prices. Dinners are not included. Mimimum booking two persons. The first day and the last day of the holiday are the arrival and departure day. The walking days starts on the second day. All the above holidays prices, are per person, based on two persons sharing a room
. We would be happy to organize your dinners at St Georgio or in Antiparos town, in traditional taverns. Especially after the fishing trip ,at the fisherman's tavern and the day of the cheese making at the goats owner's tavern. (it will cost you about 35 euro for two persons, with 1/2 kg local wine.)
Prices are an indication.
One week program.
At your free time you can walk (20 min walking) to visit the virgin beaches of St Georgio. The days of the program could change due to conditions.
How to arrive at Hotel Dolphin. We are ready to organize your arrival in the best way to our hotel. Please let us know the name of the airport, date and time of arrival and the air line company that you will use. we can book the boat tickets - Blue star and high speed - for you.
How you will pass from Paros port to Antiparos port:
From Santorini airport to Paros port:
Information provided by the Hotel Dolphin in Antiparos.
Tel. +30 22840 24506, 25309 Athens Tel. +30 210 8053613 Fax +30 210 8029979 Mobile +30 6977310167