Lying southwest of Paros, it 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. The Chora (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 bougainvillea’s and the central square with its shadowy eucalyptus trees create an enchanting atmosphere.