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Antiparos Practical info


General Info

CLIMATE
Like in most Cycladic islands the climate of Antiparos is temperate, with sunny and warm summers and mild winters with hardly any rainfall making the island an ideal holiday destination all year round.

TELEPHONE
The national prefix for Greece is +30 if you are calling from abroad. All numbers in the capital Athens start with the prefix 210 and are followed by 8 digits (e.g. 210-3227400).
The Area Code for Antiparos is: +30 22840. If you wish to call abroad, you have to start by dialling the other country's national prefix (i.e. 0049 for Germany, 0044 for England etc.) and continue with the area code and the number where you wish to call.

CURRENCY
Euro €
Euro Coins:
1 and 2 euro coins (gold and silver color)
10, 20 and 50 cents (gold color) 1, 2 and 5 cents (copper color)
1 euro = 100 cents/centimes
Euro Bank Notes: Are available in 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500. It is not always easy to receive change for 200 and 500 Euro Notes


Getting There

BY AIR
The island of Antiparos doesn't have an airport but you can reach the island by air through the airport of Paros and then board on one of the boats that reach Antiparos . There are daily departures from Athens international airport Eleftherios Venizelos for Paros Island and the duration of the flight takes approximately 35 minutes.

Olympic Airlines
Tel. 801 114 4444, 210 9666666
www.olympicairlines.com

BY BOAT
The island of Paros is connected with the main port of Piraeus, Lavrion as well as the ports of Andros, Syros, Tinos, Mykonos, Sifnos, Naxos, Ios, Amorgos and Santorini, the Dodecanese islands, Volos, Thessaloniki and Crete with high speed boats or ferry boats. The trip from Piraeus lasts approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes by high-speed and 4.5 hours by the Blue Star Line boats. Travelers can also reach the island of Paros with a hydrofoil from Rafina or a ferry from Lavrio.

There are two ways to reach the island of Antiparos from Paros; either by caiques found on the left side of the port of Paroikia, a journey that lasts approximately 30 minutes or by road and ferry. You will have to drive to Punda (or take the local bus or taxi from the port to take you there) and then take a small car ferry to Antiparos. The time of that trip will take approximately 30 minutes as well.

To reach Paros, see below:

Hellenic Seaways
Tel. + 30 210 4199000
www.hellenicseaways.com

Blue Star Ferries
Tel. + 30 210 8910800
www.bluestarferries.gr

If you are travelling from Lavrio Port to Paros:
C-Link ferries
Tel. +30 210 4594096


Local Transportation

Antiparos is a relevantly small island on which you can easily get around. Most beaches are within walking distance from Chora and the rest of the places worth visiting can be reached either by rented vehicles, by water taxi or bus.

LOCAL BUSES
There is a bus service connecting Chora with the Cave of Antiparos and continues to the beaches of Soros and Agios Georgios.

TAXI SERVICE
There are no taxis available on the island of Antiparos except from taxis that transfer back and forth from Paros to Antiparos.
Tel.no. for Paros taxi: +30 22840 21500

RENT A CAR OR MOTORBIKE
The best way to explore the island of Antiparos is with your own vehicle at your own time and convenience. There are quite a few car rental companies at the port where you can rent bicycles, scooters, ATVs and cars.

WATER TAXIS-BOATS-CAIQUES
There are many caiques available on the island that offer the round trip of Antiparos as well as trips to the islets of Despotiko and Saliagas. Those interested should arrange transportation ahead by contacting one of the following numbers.

WATER-TAXI OWNERS ON ANTIPAROS:
Alexandros: (+30) 22840 61273, mobile 6972026585,
Tassos Kouvaras: (+30) 22840 61028, mobile 6972809962


Local Services

BANKS & ATMS
There are two banks in Antiparos and three ATMs - one at the port and two on the main street.

NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE
Antiparos, Antiparos, 84007, KYKLADES
Phone: +30 2284062001

EMPORIKI BANK
Antiparos, Antiparos, 84007, KYKLADES
Phone: +30 2284061691

MONEY EXCHANGE
Currency can be exchanged in many places throughout the island including the banks, post office, travel agents as well as some hotels.

POST OFFICE
The Greek post office is called ELTA and you can find the post office of Antiparos at Antiparos Chora. The post office performs money transactions and cash currency exchange. Post Boxes in Greece are YELLOW for normal post, usually with 2 slots for INTERNAL POST (meaning inside Greece) and post for ABROAD. REGISTERED mail is always handled and given a receipt for at the POST OFFICE. Post office no: +30 22840 61223

POLICE STATION
Antiparos police station is situated in Chora.
Tel: +30 22840 61202

MUNICIPALITY OF ANTIPAROS
The municipality of Antiparos is off the main street of Chora.
Municipality Tel: +30 22840 61570


Useful Numbers
  • Tourist Police: +30 22840 61202
  • Port Authority: +30 22840 61485
  • Hellenic National Meteoroligcal Service: +30 210 9699101-3
  • Elpa ( Car breakdown tourist information service): 174

INTERNATIONAL PRESS
In Antiparos there are several convenient stores were travellers can find all kinds of international press, newspapers, books and magazines in both Greek and English language.

EMERGENCE NUMBERS
Police: 100
Fire Department: 199
Ambulance: 166

HEALTH
Due to its small size and minor permanent population the island of Antiparos is served by one regional clinic and one pharmacy both situated in Chora.

REGIONAL CLINIC OF ANTIPAROS
Tel: +30 22840 61219

PHARMACY
Tel: +30 22840 61621



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