Antiparos Cave, located in Ai Yiannis, is the island’s most famous landmark to visit. This beautiful natural cave is covered
in different-shaped stalagmites and stalactites that intrigue the eye. The cave is open everyday from 10;00-16;00, and the last entrance is at 15;30. You will need about 1hr at the cave to explore. It takes approximately 30-40minutes to
walk down and up again, then you can wait for the next bus.
As you enter the gate you will see a little Greek church on the right and then, you can start to make your way into the mysterious cave, 100m down into the earth!
Upon entrance, feel the nice and cool temperature and see the beautiful rock formations. Be mesmerized by the different shades of brown, black, grey and cream, while you look at the diverse formations of the natural rocks. There are also carvings on the rocks from a while ago (more details about this in the brochure).
On the inside they have lights that shine on the rocks so that you can see them in detail. Be prepared to see one most ancient stalagmites in Europe, named “Peloria Kentriki Kolona” [Huge Central Column] (45 m. years). You can also stop at different places on the way down to take photos, and maybe have a little chat with some other tourists on the way. Finally, when you have walked 400 steps down to the bottom it will be time to make your way up again. Be prepared for a little bit of exercise walking back up to the top.
You can then catch the next red bus that will come. It will go to Soros beach and then take you back to the port where you started from.