Naousa, Nisos Paros, Greece
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Approximately 4½ Hours
Meals not included
Transfer by coach from Naousa to Pounda, where you will board a local ferry for the short ride to the island of Antiparos. Upon arrival, board a local bus and set out on the scenic drive to the Cave of Antiparos, discovered during the rule of Alexander the Great. Lord Byron and other visitors have carved their names on the walls. Outside the cave stands the small, whitewashed chapel of Agios Ioannis Spiliotis. At the entrance to the cave, you’ll see the oldest stalagmite in Europe, estimated to be about 45 million years old. Inside the cave is a breathtaking array of stalactites and stalagmites—scientists estimate that it takes between 80 and 120 years for a stalagmite to grow just half an inch. After this fascinating visit, you will return to the ferry terminal and transfer back to the ship.
Please note: Not suitable for guests who experience claustrophobia. Wear comfortable walking shoes; there are 100 steps to reach the main chamber of the Cave of Antiparos.