Simpson Secret – Soros Bay Villa Greece, Antiparos

According to Conde Nast Traveller, ‘Antiparos isn't fancy, but it's seriously fashionable’, and many of the more discreet Greek and international A-listers have private summer homes overlooking Soros Bay. Positioned just 100m from the beach, our own Soros Bay Villa can confidently hold its own in such celebrated company, decked out in classic Cycladic white and blue, with an easy, breezy elegance that sums up the spirit of this quietly sophisticated island.

The house feels spacious yet intimate, simple yet luxurious with a large swimming pool, smart outdoor dining spaces and a host of pampering services to guarantee you the most relaxing and rejuvenating break possible. Your stay includes a daily cooking service (breakfast plus lunch or dinner, giving you the option to eat out as you wish), and a range of other extras. All you have to do is position your sunbed at the optimum angle for sun or shade and a spectacular sea view, and focus on enjoying your time with friends and family. With five en-suite bedrooms, Soros Bay Villa works well for two families looking for a peaceful holiday close to excellent beaches, and with two master bedrooms, everyone gets properly spoilt.

The villa sits in a slightly elevated position three minutes’ walk from Soros Bay, one of the most beautiful beaches on this delightfully unspoilt island. There are two large bays with sandy beaches and easy access to the sea, and several more secluded bays around the promontory. If you feel like stretching your legs there’s a beautiful walk along the hills to some smaller bays, and there are also a couple of excellent tavernas within a short walk of the house. For a wider restaurant selection, Antiparos Town is 10km away, well worth a visit to explore its narrow, pedestrianised streets, Venetian castle and lively fishing harbour, where early birds can buy the fresh catch daily.


  • 5 bedroom villa (sleeps 11)
Ground floor:
  • Reception area
  • Living room
  • Dining room
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • WC
  • 2 double bedrooms both with en-suite shower room with WC, sea view and private balcony
Lower ground floor:
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Small dining area
  • Double bedroom with sofabed, en-suite shower room with WC, shared terrace
  • Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and WC, shared terrace
  • Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with WC
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Telephone (incoming calls only)
  • Cable TV, DVD and CD players
  • Open fire
  • Central heating
  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Ceiling fans
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Private swimming pool 12m x 6m, corner steps
Complimentary wifi:
  • All properties with wifi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails
  • We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes due to factors beyond our control reliability can be affected
  • Bed linen, bath and pool towels provided
  • Weekly linen change for bookings of one week or more
  • Cleaning 7 days/week included
  • Cooking service includes (breakfast and lunch or dinner)
  • Additional meals, grocery shopping, laundry service all available on request
  • All services payable locally
  • Prices quoted are subject to change

The sister island to Paros, Antiparos is a small, picturesque and unspoilt island in the heart of the Cyclades, separated from Paros by a narrow channel. This small island (35km²) with only one road has golden, sandy beaches and natural, pristine beauty.

The main village, also called Antiparos, is a typical Cycladic whitewashed village with a very pretty waterfront, narrow winding streets and a 15th-century Venetian castle. As it is also a fishing port, fishermen go out every weekday morning and sell their catch on the waterfront. The main street, like most of the village, is pedestrianised and lined with cafés and restaurants, souvlaki kiosks and traditional shops. It has several mini-markets, chemist, bakery, newsagents and a bank.  

The small main square next to the church is encircled with cafés under the shade of the trees where the locals sit and play cards and backgammon as the day cools. There is some local night life in the village during the summer months.

The island’s history

Although there are remnants from Neolithic times, Antiparos kept a fairly low profile in the region’s history until it was taken over by the Venetians from the 13th-16th-centuries. The Ottomans held the Cyclades for three centuries until the 1821 War of Independence after which Antiparos became part of Greece.

What to do on the island

One of the attractions of the island is the enormous cave of Antiparos, with the church of Agios Ioanis Spiliotis guarding its entrance. This beautiful cave reaches deep into the hillside and has been in use since the Neolithic age. It has recently been converted into a tourist site with a stairwell, lighting and information guiding visitors through the mysterious procession of huge stalactites and stalagmites.

Antiparos is surrounded by many tiny islands, mostly uninhabited but often full of historical interest and archaeological sites, especially the isle of Despotiko to the west. There are regular ferries to most of these islands, as well as to nearby Mykonos, Santorini, and other islands.

The beaches

The island is dotted with pretty bays and beaches with a sprinkling of houses and tavernas and a second, smaller and very quiet harbour where the sunset is spectacular. The most popular beaches are Psaralyki, Soros, Sifneiko, Apantima, Glyfa, and Ag Spiridon, and for naturists there is a camping beach to the north of the island and Perigiali Beach.

This Simpson Secret is booked on an accommodation-only basis, but for an administration fee of £25 per person we would be delighted to book your flights.  Further information on the most convenient arrival airports in Greece is shown below.
Arrival airports:


Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Gatwick easyJet Sat/Sun All season
London Heathrow BA Sat/Sun All season
London Heathrow Aegean Airways Sat/Sun All season
Manchester* BA Saturday All season
Manchester** Aegean Airways Saturday All season
Manchester easyJet Sunday All season

*Via London Heathrow
**Via Brussels



Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Gatwick easyJet Saturday All season
Manchester easyJet Saturday All season
London Heathrow BA Saturday All season



Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Gatwick easyJet Saturday All season
Manchester easyJet Saturday All season
London Heathrow BA Saturday All season


  • Book your own transport (taxi or bus) to the port on arrival at the airport.
  • Book your own boat transfer with Open Seas, the Greek ferry operator. 
For arrivals into Athens, take a taxi or bus to the port of Piraeus for a boat transfer to Paros:
  • High-speed hydrofoil (approximately 2.5 hours)
  • Ferry service (approximately 4.5 hours)
For arrivals into Mykonos or Santorini, take a ferry to Paros.
Boats and ferries sailing from Paros to Antiparos are available very regularly and crossings take only a few minutes.
A car is essential and can be hired from a recommended agency in Paros. The car can be collected from the port or airport of Paros.


For holidays in the next few weeks, there may be other flights and additional flexibility on the packages available. Call us on 020 8392 5858 to find out more.

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†  Flight availability is limited on your chosen dates.

Please call us for assistance with your holiday on 020 8392 5872.

Property EOT Licence: 1175K91000992401

Booking Conditions

  • Prices are in pounds sterling and are for the accommodation only for the guests named on your invoice
  • The assistance of the property owner, housekeeper or concierge
  • Information book in your accommodation
  • Any breakages, damage, losses, extra cleaning or outstanding accounts incurred during your stay 
  • Visas 
  • Holiday travel insurance
  • Airfares, car hire or transfers
One cot and one highchair are provided free of charge in our self-catering properties.  Additional cots and highchairs may be available upon request.
In order to allow you to co-ordinate your holiday arrangements with friends and family, in many cases we are able to hold an option for up to 24 hours before confirming your booking.
In order to confirm your booking a deposit of 30% of the accommodation cost is required.  This payment is non-refundable. The balance payment for your holiday should be paid at least 10 weeks prior to your departure. We accept most debit cards and credit cards, and personal cheques. All payments made by credit card will be subject to a 1.25% charge* reflecting our incurred costs. (*American Express is subject to a 2% charge.) 
Please familiarise yourself with our full booking terms including our cancellation policy here.
Most of our self-catering accommodation is privately owned and sometimes it is the owner’s main residence, which they vacate for the summer season. In order to protect the furnishings and fittings, some owners require a security deposit which is collected 3 weeks prior to departure. The deposit will be refunded in full within 7 days of your return provided there is no damage or additional cleaning required and the property remains in the same condition as upon arrival. If a security deposit is applicable, the amount required will be stated in the Details section of the property. Please alert the owner/caretaker to any breakages or damages during your stay.
It is compulsory that all our guests have comprehensive travel insurance and we will need full details of your policy at the time of booking or before you travel.
Your travel documents are available to download and print 2 weeks prior to departure via our Manage My Booking facility on our website provided you have paid in full.
It is your responsibility to be in possession of a valid passport and any necessary visas. EU citizens do not need a visa to travel to France. If you are a non-EU citizen then you should check with your own embassy for the entry/re-entry requirements necessary for your journey. Children not on an accompanying parent’s passport before October 1998 are now required to hold their own passport if they are under 16 years. If you do not have a passport, it is recommended to apply at least 6 weeks before your holiday. Passports should be valid for 6 months after your return date.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office provides up-to-date travel information to help British travellers make informed decisions about travelling abroad. Should you wish to check their advice or information about the destination you are travelling to, please visit their website: or call 020 7008 1500.
Air-conditioning and heating
We have indicated in the property descriptions which accommodation has air-conditioning included in the holiday price. Heating is available in some of our properties during the low season weeks, which is normally included in the holiday price.
Animals and wildlife
As in all rural communities, indigenous animals are an essential part of the way of life. The braying of a donkey, crow of a cockerel or the barking of a dog is not a complaint that receives much sympathy from the locals! Care should be taken to minimise the presence of insects and animals in your accommodation. Keep surfaces clean, dispose of refuse regularly and ensure that food is not left uncovered. Cats and dogs are often resident where an owner or manager lives on the property. If you are allergic to cats and/or dogs please ensure that you check the suitability of your chosen accommodation with us prior to confirming your booking.
We have specified if a barbecue is available at your accommodation. Please note that often in summer, due to the hot weather, use of your barbecue may not be allowed and/or strict rules for its use may apply. The local or national government reserves the right to introduce new rulings at any time, often with little prior notice, prohibiting the use of barbecues to reduce the risk of fires. Where a barbecue is not provided, it is usually because the surroundings are considered a fire risk or inappropriate for the use of barbecues.
Beach/pool towels
Beach/pool towels are provided in all our self-catering properties and these are normally laundered weekly.
Please note that a double bed could be two single beds placed together. French bed sizes vary and can be 140cm.
Check-in and check-out
You will usually be able to occupy your accommodation between 4-7pm and you should vacate it on the day of departure before 10am. Please refer to specific property details for exact times. 
All our properties are cleaned for your arrival. The details section of each property has further information regarding the cleaning schedule. If additional cleaning is required, please contact us to arrange this in advance of travel. Please note additional charges will apply.
Distances and timings
Please note that all walking and driving times stated are approximate estimates only. Transfer times are also approximate estimates only and do not include any waiting time.
Health and safety
Simpson Travel is committed to raising the standards of health and safety throughout all our destinations. Our guests’ safety and wellbeing is of the highest importance to us. However, please note that since many of our properties are private homes, it is not always possible to meet the same exacting standards as in the UK. In your accommodation we will provide any necessary health and safety information. We ask you to familiarise yourself with this information and the property on arrival, particularly when travelling with children, and to raise any concerns with the Simpson Travel telephone representative.
Internet access and wifi
Internet access and wifi is available when stated in the relevant accommodation description details. Please note there may be restrictions with the availability and speed of the service transmitted by the local provider and technical issues may cause temporary withdrawal of internet facilities. We are unable to accept responsibility for any down time or consequences of using this service and refund/compensation cannot be offered due to circumstances beyond our control such as adverse weather conditions.
Linen and laundry
Bed and bathroom linen is provided weekly. For your convenience all of our properties in France have a washing machine and most have a tumble dryer.
Noise and building works
Traffic, farm work, roadwork, animals and other sounds form part of everyday life, however, what constitutes ‘noise’ to one person may not be a problem for another. Please let us know if you have any special needs regarding this. Occasionally, building work is unavoidable as we do not control such work and may not know about it in advance. Whenever possible, we will notify you of any work that we believe may affect your holiday.
Only guests named on your invoice are entitled to occupy the accommodation.
Satellite television
We cannot guarantee that a full selection of satellite channels will be available. Channels in English may be very limited and these are often only CNN or BBC World.
Seasonal facilities
Some facilities are subject to weather conditions and the general season, for example swimming pools, restaurant terraces and courtyards, pool bars, local restaurants, and they may be limited or unavailable at the beginning or end of the season. Please do not hesitate to check with us, should a particular facility be a necessity to you.
Swimming pools
Swimming pool details are given on our website. Pool dimensions are approximate only and, unless specified otherwise, pools are freshwater and unheated. Dates when pools are operational are subject to the prevailing weather conditions at the time of opening and closing and we cannot be held responsible if poor weather means the pool is opened later, or is closed earlier in the season.
Upon arrival at your accommodation, we kindly ask you to acquaint yourselves with the pool’s safety and hygiene rules. All our pools in Corsica and mainland France comply with French law and are fitted with one of the following forms of security: fence, alarm or cover. Some pools are ‘infinity pools’ which have an exposed pool edge with an unprotected drop. This maximises views and is an attractive feature of the pool. We recommend that you do not sit, lean or walk on the unprotected edge. Children must be supervised at all times.
Villa owners
Whilst the owners or staff of some properties may live on site and tend to the grounds, they are aware that you value your privacy, and will do their best not to intrude. We do ask you, however, to allow them reasonable access to the property so that they can maintain the grounds and keep them in good order.
Welcome Pack
We offer a welcome pack in all our self-catering accommodation consisting of a small selection of staple items.