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


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

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.

A Relaxing Day at Glyfa

After a couple of hours under the sun and a bit of swimming, we moved to the restaurant of the area, only meters away from the beach.

Sea kayaking around Antiparos

The sea was calm, so paddling was easy and relaxing, while the proximity to the surface of the sea gave us a unique perspective of the wonderfully blue waters of the Aegean.

Hiking & Herbs

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

Day cruise to Koufonisia

The flirt between the yellowy rocks of the islands and the clear waters of the Aegean sea results to various turquoise hidden paradises.

Paros on a motorbike

Getting around Paros by bike is easy, since its morphology and roads make it one of the most accesible and bike friendly islands.

Climbing up to Agios Antonios

On such a clear day, the views are stunning!

Walking around Ampelas

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

Greek Design on the Island – Clothing

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

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.