|he most traditional and certainly the most romantic way to get to Antiparos is from Pounta on Paros. All you have to do is open wide the door of the chapel. Then the boatmen on Antiparos will see the door wide open and know, it's a matter of tradition know an ancient custom, that they will have to cross to Pounta to collect the person who is waiting for them there. During the summer there are frequent departures of ferries from Parikia and Pounta which will take you to Antiparos in less than ten minutes.|
|an's first contact with the island of Antiparos seems to date back to the Neolithic age. Excavations on the islet of Saliagos opposite to the castle of Antiparos brought to light a hole Neolithic settlement of about 4,000 B.C and the most ancient Cycladic idol found so far, made of bone and only 35cm high.|
|ntiparos is famous for it's cave also known as the ''shelter''. The cave lies on the hill of Ai Yiannis, to the south east of the island and must have been known in antiquity, because fragments of ancient pottery have been found there. The entrance to the cave is also the cite of the old church of Saint John.
Antiparos today has the power to enchant the visitor. Its scenery the castle and the cave ensure that it has plenty of visitors.
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from "Paros - Antiparos"
The Archaelogical Museum
Dinner at Naoussa