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Paros and Antiparos

As Greece’s leading luxury villa rental experts for over 10 years managing 250 exclusive properties in its carefully curated portfolio, White Key Villas offers full service hospitality for those seeking the most sought after high-end, privately owned villas in the country. 

Crafting a White Key Villa Experience for guests is always a unique journey - from the team's meticulous process and extensive communication with guests to working with their trusted network of collaborators and providers ensuring that all expectations are met, anticipating possible complications, while proactively suggesting activities and services that will enhance the overall experience.

This WanderWednnesday, join us as we're following Wanderlista founder Andria Mitsakos on this journey with White Key Villas as they start summer unlocking Paros and Antiparos.

UNLOCKING PAROS WITH WHITE KEY VILLAS

One of the larger islands of the Aegean, Paros is considered as the authentic definition of the Cyclades offering something for all ages and lifestyles from the wide range of activities, world-famous wind-surfing beaches, gourmet restaurants, and wild nightlife to quiet traditional villages with delicious fish tavernas by the water, sailing and religious and cultural interests.

Contrary to Mykonos, where one is bound to see and be seen, the more laid back and hedonistic atmosphere on Paros allows one to remain incognito, away from the crowds, yet at close distance to where the action is.

As the paradise for watersports, Paros is considered to be one of the best spots in the Greek islands for windsurfing with the New Golden Beach hosting the annual World Cup. Sailing is a great way to enjoy the Cyclades and from Paros you have plenty of opportunity to sail out over the clear waters, you might also want to try a little kite-surfing, water-skiing or diving.

STAY:

White Key Villas in Paros: 37 villas plus hidden gems.

Apollo showing his stripes @whitekeyvillas


VILLA SPOTLIGHT:
A Majestic Cycladic Estate: Villa Jasmine 

 

Located in the midst of a protected natural preserve on the south coast of Paros. Gracefully stylized in white with designer sur mesure furniture, it is grandiose size and style, yet at the same time unpretentiously sophisticated. Enjoying unspoiled nature and direct access to a secluded beach, it devotes only a small part of its premises to a very small swimming pool.

Surrounded by nearly six acres of magical garden with aromatic herbs, olive and fruit trees, flower gardens and even a natural water fountain, this estate located on the south coast of Paros is built in Cycladic style. The villa's interiors were conceptualized by its meticulous owners and stylized by a leading interior decorator with customized furniture and the result - a superbly designed space with expansive views of land and sea. The kitchen is a dream for epicureans and probably the most impressive and professionally equipped one that we have ever seen in a private villa. From light oak wooden floors and rare marble to the elegant lighting and the latest in home technology, Villa Jasmine is a majestic estate that will captivate guests with its highest standards of luxury and comfort. Accommodations: 5 Bedrooms.Number of Guests: 11

 

SAVOR:

Here are some Wanderlista and White Key Villas favorites:

Somaripa Consolato: An all-day café bar with a unique view of the remarkable Naoussa port. Great place for a coffee accompanied with mom’s homemade sweets or locally distilled “Souma.”

Mario (Fish Restaurant): Deliciously cooked modern seafood recipes and a nice selection of wines and amazing port views.

Barbarossa Restaurant: An elegant open-air restaurant, serving fresh fish and seafood cooked with traditional Greek recipes with a modern twist.

Sigi Ichthios Restaurant: Excellent gastronomic delicacies, tasty creations and large variety of sea and land dishes available in this modern Mediterranean restaurant.

Ouzeri Tsachpinis:A legendary seafood Greek style tavern located steps away from the fishing boats, serves delicious seafood courses and fresh fish following traditional recipes of the good old days.

Yemeni Restaurant: A lovely family-owned and operated restaurant located in the narrow streets of Naoussa’s old town serving traditional dishes, with the son waiting tables and mom in the kitchen.

Mediterraneo Restaurant: Serves traditional Greek seafood gastronomy with contemporary creative flavors. 

Statheros Meze Place: delicious Greek plates based on locally grown products 

White Key Villas can also arrange a private chef to your villa!

Gorgeous lunch prepared by our private chef. Dining with White Key Villas and friends at Villa Jasmine. Photo credit @Wanderlista

UNLOCKING ANTIPAROS WITH WHITE KEY VILLAS

With its charming port, white-washed houses and picturesque pedestrian streets, Antiparos is the kind of Greek island that people dream of. It is ideal for laid-back sunshine, gorgeous beaches and relaxing vibes. Initially a darling of an international artistic avant-garde and recently a favorite of the VIPs, who have found here the ideal seaside hideaway, it is less than one nautical mile away from famous Paros, but has its own distinct flavor. Although petite in size, its slightly elongated shape offers nearly 60km of coastline, meaning there are lots of beaches to be discovered. On the east side, famous Soros beach is wide and seductive, with interesting snorkeling sights – while Small Soros is less crowded. On the south side, the bay of Agios Georgios has turquoise waters – from there you can do a kayak trip to the sea caves and islet Despotiko. Last, don't miss Agios Sostis and Faneromeni, two beaches of mesmeric beauty.    

The town has plenty of traditional Greek tavernas and cafes along the seafront where you can while away the day people watching. Most of the town is pedestrian zoned with cobbled streets and plenty of small shops waiting to be discovered. In the main square of the village, a picturesque nightlife hub has evolved surrounded by sophisticated bars and traditional coffee shops. 

Time away from the beaches can be spent wandering through the town or exploring some of the more cultural aspects, such as the stalactite cave for which the island is well known. The island does not offer water-sports activities, however the nearby island of Paros is the paradise of water-sports. On Paros, one can find a wide range of activities including waterskiing, snorkeling, kayaking, sailing and windsurfing.

STAY:

White Key Villas in Antiparos: 16 villas plus hidden gems. 

Photo courtesy of @whitekeyvillas

VILLA SPOTLIGHT:
A Unique Antiparos Estate by the Beach: Villa Melissa
This large Mediterranean-style property has just been renovated and is undoubtedly ranking among the island’s few, very exclusive estates.  Its white, layed-back silhouette sunbathes on an elevated seafront plot of 12,000 square meters, enjoying the absolute calm setting of Antiparos, together with wonderful sea and island views, splendid indoor and outdoor living, a magnificent pool area and of course, access to a semi private beach.

Accommodations: 11 Bedrooms. Number of Guests: 18-21

SAVOR:

Here are some Wanderlista and White Key Villas favorites:

Kalokeri Restaurant: Modern Greek cuisine in a sophisticated environment

Pipinos Seafood Taverna: an authentic seafood tavern by the sea

GETTING THERE:
To Paros:
under an hour by propeller planes or helicopter from Athens or under 2.5 hours by boat from Athens. Under an hour by boat or helicopter from Mykonos.
To Antiparos:
a short 10-minute boat ride to Antiparos from Paros or 40-min helicopter from Athens.

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