Arokaria Notebook

Swimming from Paros to Antiparos

Around the Island

Starting from Paros
Starting from Paros
Starting from Paros

Many gathered in Pounta last Friday at 18:30 for the annual swimming from Paros to Antiparos. Amongst them, we found Arokaria’s fittest swimmers, Kostas and Michalis who took up the challenge.

swimming Paros-Antiparos
swimming Paros-Antiparos
swimming Paros-Antiparos

It was a great afternoon with practically no wind at all. After about half an hour the swimmers started arriving at Antiparos, where they were cheered by the crowd and offered watermelon by the organizers.

 

finishing at Antiparos
finishing at Antiparos
finishing at Antiparos

NOTES

Swimming from Paros to Antiparos takes place every year, the first weekend of July (if the weather allows so).

Hiking around the lighthouse

The monumental rock formations together with the low vegetation of wildflowers, herbs and bushes form a magical setting for an afternoon walk.

Climbing up to Agios Antonios

On such a clear day, the views are stunning!

Swimming from Paros to Antiparos

After about half an hour the swimmers started arriving at Antiparos, where they were cheered by the crowd

Walking around Ampelas

… a little fishermen village, on the eastern coast of Paros.

Pruning vines

February is the month of pruning the vines, so even though the landscape seems a little bit dry, there is a lot of activity going on at Moraitico winery.

Autumn Sailing

The wind is perfect and the last bit of sunlight for the day makes the bay and Naoussa at the background look even more magical!

Hiking & Herbs

The mountains of Paros are full of nature’s pharmacy’s pure products.

Coffee & Snack in Naoussa

After finishing off what has to be done, it ‘s time for a coffee and a quick snack, before leaving the village.

Greek Design on the Island – Accessories

Accesories, objects and jewelry which combine simplicity and forms deriving directly from the rich greek tradition

Greek Design on the Island – Clothing

Today we are going shopping in Naoussa. We are after some contemporary greek creations.