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Cave of Antiparos

In Antiparos, just 9 km to the southeast, there is the cave of Antiparos, near the hill of Agios Ioannis and at an altitude of 175 m. At the entrance is the church of Agios Ioannis, which was built in the 18th century. The cave is an impressive landmark. All the chambers are literally packed with stalagmites and stalactites, to a depth of 411 steps. The cave extends to a depth of more than 100 meters and covers an area of ​​5.600 square meters. In the cave of Antiparos there is the oldest stalagmite of Europe, going back an unbelievable 45 million years. The second largest settlement on the island is Agios Georgios and it is situated to the west. From here you can go to the three small uninhabited islands to the west of Antiparos, which have big archaeological interest. Despotiko, Tsimintiri and Strogyllo.

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