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The enduring appeal of Greece is the diversity of the islands -- it’s the kind of place you have to visit at least once in your life. As an avid traveler, Anna shares her top tips on her experiences on the islands…
WHERE TO GO
"Antiparos is always a winner for me - the island can be windy as it is at the heart of the Cyclades, but nothing beats the spectacular views and chilled island life. Lots of A-listers have a house there, so if it’s good enough for them then it is good enough for me! The best place to start your holiday planning is via White Key Villas, they completely devote themselves to ensure you have a great time."
"Getting to the island is super straight forward - you can get a ferry so easily from Athens or Mykonos and flights are regular. Also, there is a big dock at Antiparos so you can hop to other Greek islands for a day if you fancy it! This year, Richard and I are going to Spetses for 3 nights before the rest of the family arrives, and we’re staying at the Poseidonion Hotel. It’s such a cool island which doesn’t allow cars so everything is transported via horse and cart! It’s also a big holiday destination for the local Athenians."
WHAT TO DO
"If you’re in a party mood, I would suggest Mykonos! If you want to glam it up in a celebrity spot - then Santorini is perfect! Or chill in Antiparos where there is plenty to do, there is an amazing shopping street full of tavernas and little shops. This is actually where I discovered the brand, Devotion! You must also go to the Beach House - it’s right on the beach with crystal blue waters and an all round fab beach club."
WHERE TO EAT
"Taverna Captain Pipinos on Antiparos, it’s fantastic for a long lunch and very Greek! Freshly caught seafood, local mezedes and fresh salads - yummy.
If you’re looking for a more clubby vibe, Soros Beach is great for both food and a few cocktails!"
WHAT TO EXPLORE
"You must go to see the Cave of Antiparos - it’s Greece’s most enchanting natural museum. Also, the view from the cave entrance is breathtaking - you can see Paros and the beautiful, clear Aegean sea. Plus, it's only a five-minute drive inland from Apantima Bay (home of Beach House). "
WHAT TO PACK
"Honestly, nothing too smart - the islands are very chilled out. It's lovely and warm at night but windy during the day. A few things I would pack are floaty dresses, sandals and basket bags -- and ALWAYS accessorize!"