Antiparos Island Transportation
The small island of Antiparos is connected to neighbouring Paros by numerous boats throughout the day.
The following information is correct as at September 2005:
Boats leaving from Parikia (the capital of Paros) take 20 minutes to reach the port of Antiparos. These boats carry passengers only (no motor vehicles) and cost 2.15 Euros each way. Tickets are purchased on board the boat. In September there were 7 crossings each day, but there may be a few more in the summer months.
Alternatively, there is a 5 minute crossing between Pounta (on the west coast of Paros) and Antiparos. The boats on this route are larger and can carry motor vehicles as well as passengers. The journey costs just 0.70 Euros each way.
If you opt for the latter, you can reach Pounta from Parikia by bus. Unless you're wanting to catch the boat to Antiparos there is no other reason to visit Pounta - it is literally just a bus stop, a taverna and a small shop catering for those who are waiting for a bus or ferry. The buses arriving at Pounta do not seem to coincide with the boat timetable - upon arriving back at Pounta, I waited for about an hour for a bus to Parikia and the next bus after that was 2 hours later.Related to:
- Sailing and Boating