Antiparos is a beautiful small island located at the heart of the Cyclades complex, very close to the known isle of Paros. Scattered churches, stark white houses and a variety of beautiful beaches made Antiparos a very popular day trip destination. Yet the visitors were captivated by the serene landscapes and easy-going atmosphere and overtime, the island gained a reputation as an alternative vacation haven. The main village is a charming, friendly place, built around an imposing Enetic castle. The waterfront is quite busy, yet the streets run deep inland, leading to quiet alleys with flower filled houses. Attracting more sophisticated crowds, Antiparos is the ideal destination for those who wish to escape from the mainstream but still enjoy the peaceful landscapes and laid back lifestyle of the islands.