getting to antiparos
It has never been easier to get to Antiparos! There are two options, and both involve getting to the island of Paros and reaching the port of Pounda, where a 5-minute ferry ride will take you across to Antiparos.
By air: the new Paros airport was opened in 2016 and while it is still small, it allows for far more flights per day than previously. Direct flights from Athens take less than 30' and are currently run by two airlines, Aegean Airlines and SkyExpress. There are also scheduled flights from Thessaloniki, and more are expected to be added in the future.
From Paros airport, taxi and bus services connect to the port of Pounda, about 10 minutes away.
By ferry: fast and efficient ferry services connecting Paros with Athens run year-round, and with even greater frequency in the summer months. It is also easy to reach many other Aegean islands from Paros by ferry (e.g. Mykonos, Santorini, Naxos, Patmos, Sifnos). Blue Star Ferries and Hellenic Seaways run services from the port of Piraeus (Athens' main port), and SeaJets and Golden Star Ferries from the port of Rafina. For a comprehensive search of ferry schedules to and from Paros, click here.
From the Paros port (Parikia), taxi and bus services connect to the port of Pounda, about 10-15 minutes away.
Crossing from Pounda to Antiparos: ferries generally run every 30 minutes throughout the day. For an up-to-date schedule click here.
We highly recommend that our guests have their own mode of transportation in Antiparos. While the island is small, the public transportation options are limited, and there are two taxis on the island. You can see schedules and contacts for these here.
For car, bike and All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) rentals, there are plenty of local and international companies in Paros (both port and airport). If you wish, you can also reserve your vehicle from the two companies operating in Antiparos port, Angelos and Antiparos Cars.
(a) Non-EU guests will need an International Drivers' Permit (IDP) in addition to their valid local drivers' licence to rent a vehicle anywhere in Greece. For more information about obtaining one, click here (site is for the US, please check with your local authorities for any specific requirements)
(b) While previously unrestricted, ATVs (also known as quadra-bike) rentals now require a valid drivers' license (as well as an IDP for non-EU citizens).