When we think of the Greek Islands we automatically think of stunning architecture, abundant sunshine and azure seas sparkling against sandy shores, reflecting off pure white houses and…sorry I drifted away there for a bit!
It is true that the Greek Islands, and Paros and Antiparos in particular, are stunning retreats perfect for a luxury villa holiday but did you know that it is also one of the best places in Europe for an active family holiday? From horseback rides through the stunning Paros scenery to scuba diving in the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea there is an abundance of fun and adventurous activities available for visitors of all ages and abilities.
We’ve listed our 3 favourite activities in Paros and Antiparos that customers who have rented one of our luxury villas have taken part in but if you’ve visited before and know of a hidden gem that we’ve missed out, be sure to let us know!
Scuba Diving in Paros and Antiparos is an experience like no other. Exploring underwater of these idyllic islands you will encounter the rich variety of marine life on offer including schools of small colourful fish, jack fish, stingrays, octopus, starfish and much, much more.
Diving into the beautiful crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea with visibility of around 30 to 40 metres you will enjoy amazing scenery and a thrilling ride through caverns, canyons and swim-throughs filled with expansive reefs and colourful corals.
Thrilling scuba diving experiences can be arranged for you by our concierge service and anyone over the age of 10 is permitted to participate whether they are an expert or a first timer. After full training and ensuring all of your equipment is safe and functioning you could be immersing yourself into the endless deep blue on the dive of a lifetime.
Paros and Antiparos are fantastic places for horseback riding. Not only is this a fun and exciting experience but it also offers you the chance to see parts of the islands far away from the regular tourist trail. There are a variety of rides and routes available, allowing you to see the diversity of beautiful scenery on offer, and whether you are a novice or an expert horse rider there is sure to be a tour to suit you.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Made famous by the surge of celebrities taking up the sport as a means of getting fit whilst having bundles of fun at the same time paddle boarding is fast turning into one of the world’s most popular water sports.
A perfect way to explore secluded hidden coves and coastlines paddle boarding is not only a great work out but also a fantastic way of seeing the islands from a different perspective. Standing on your board you get the feeling of walking on water, taking in the sights as you paddle along at your own pace, enjoying the sounds of the water rushing as you leave the islands behind.
You can choose to set off on your own or trained guides can take you through these crystal clear waters, helping you to hone your paddling skills and showing you the best routes to take. A word of warning though – paddle boarding is harder than it looks so be prepared for a good upper body workout!
On top of these fantastic family friendly activities there are loads of other fun things to do on Paros and Antiparos including kite surfing, water boarding and trekking, all of course finished off with some famous Greek cuisine and watching the sun go down over those magnificent pure-white sun soaked buildings.