The island of Antiparos lies just across the bay from Paros. Reached by a small ferry in only a few minutes, it otherwise takes us back to another moment in time. Known for crystal clear water and its distinctive Cycladic beauty with white houses, cobbled streets, and narrow lanes devoid of vehicles, it presents a truly laid-back atmosphere, more common in the Greek islands some fifty years ago. The historic center is located in the Venetian castle of Antiparos, found at the end of one of the picturesque coastal lanes. Heading out across the island, we'll next venture into the hills to explore the island's spectacular stalactite cave, once used as a refuge and worship site in antiquity. After lunch at the southwest end of the island, we’ll go by caique to the uninhabited islet of Despotiko, the site of an extensive archaeological dig and finish the day with a swim in the hidden lagoons and placid pure water of the sea caves.