Athens-based architect Anthippi has turned the Paros farmhouse where her family lived for several generations into a unique little hotel with eight adorable cottage-studios and small apartments. The smallest are in the original farmhouse; the others are in a recently added house with is similar in style (cream coloured, solid stone walls and small windows). Anthippi poured all her passion and creativity into the decoration. While similar in style – funky, romantic, arty and traditional, it is a little bit of everything really – no two studios or apartments are the same and each has been decorated with incredible attention to detail. Lack of space is compensated for by the warm atmosphere created by traditional furniture (in some rooms antique wooden refrigerators are used as wardrobes), wood-beamed ceilings, walls painted in soft colours (with matching bed linen), mirrors made out of old shutters and more of Anthippi’s artistic creations. Showers are small but pleasantly modern. Terraces form a natural extension of interiors, with wooden pergolas and stone and marble tables. An old bread oven, greenery and flowers, a small pool with mosaic decorations and a pool bar made out of an old fisherman’s boat are the finishing touches to this idyllic little hotel.
The charm, the arty touches, the 'living outdoors' feeling, and hostess Anthippi… She turned her little hotel into something truly unique. Walking distance to the centre of Parikia is another plus. This is one of the most charming places to stay on Paros.
Some rooms are a little small and don't get much light (though that keeps them cool!). Also one or two cottages have very small bathrooms (ask when you book).
3 studios for 2 persons
2 studios for up to 3 persons
1 studio for up to 4 persons
3 apartments for up to 5 persons with two bedrooms
En-suite bathroom (shower)
Kitchenette (some ‘open air’)
Small outdoor swimming pool
Breakfast is served from 8h00 to 11h00. Snacks can be ordered throughout the day. There are several tavernas and restaurants at walking distance from the hotel.
Children are definitely welcome at Anthippi Hotel. Some of the studios can sleep one or two extra children, but families will be more comfortable in the apartments, which have two bedrooms. Cots are available on request. Keep in mind that the the studios and apartments are not huge inside. That said, there is plenty of space outside for your kids to play.
Paros is an excellent destination for family holidays. There are plenty of sandy beaches – don’t miss the little sandy beaches of Kolymbithres with wonderful rock formations which children love. If you are brave, you can also take them to the water park of Paros for some silly fun, and there are also possibilities for horseback riding and of course all sorts of water sports on the island.
Hotel Anthippi is just outside the village of Parikia on the island of Paros, on a hill, overlooking the sea. The seafront is only 150 m away, and you can easily walk to restaurants and the shops and the centre of Parikia. The port is at 0,8 km.
Paros Island can be reached from Piraeus either by conventional ferry boat (about five hours), high-speed boat (three hours) or plane (a few flights a day from Athens). To get to Hotel Anthippi from the port of Parikia, you should take a right onto the main road following signs for Aliki and the airport. Then take a left after you pass two petrol stations (there is a small sign for Anthippi), and you will see the entrance after about 100 m on the right. If you come from the airport, look out for the sign for Hotel Anthippi on your right as you enter Parikia.
I stayed at Anthippe with my 2 small children and we had an absolutely wonderful time there. We were actually the only guests staying when we were there so that we had the pick of rooms and the pool etc all to ourselves so am not sure what it would be like if the hotel was full with other guests. We were very satisfied with the hotel. I particularly liked the location above the town – far enough away to be quiet but close enough to enjoy everything that the town has to offer and we loved the pool. Anthippe was also lovely and it had a very homey feel. The only thing that I would recommend is that they put a booklet together with a detailed map of the area and some recommendation re places to eat, beaches to go to, taxi phone numbers, bus routes etc. I understand from Anthippe that a lot of the visitors are Greek and know there way around but for non-Greek speaking foreigners like us we need a bit more information to make our holiday a bit easier. I would definitely stay there again and recommend it to friends.