Despotiko island is located opposite the south west coast of Antiparos facing the community of Agios Georgios. It is an uninhabited island where the archaeological spade has brought to light one of the most significant ancient sanctuaries dedicated to Apollo.
The ancient name of Despotiko is Prepesinthos. In antiquity the northeastern edge, where the sanctuary of Apollo is located, was consolidated with Tsimintiri, the tiny flat islet close to Aghios Georgios, where walls of buildings and four graves of the Early Cycladic Age have been discovered, almost covered by water. It is estimated that the level of the sea is at least one and a half meter higher than in antiquity, as everywhere in Cyclades.
During the summer a boat makes daily trips from Agios Georgios to the bay Livadi on the south coast of Despotiko, for those who want to spend a few hours in a spectacular sandy beach enjoying the absolute calm of the solitary Cycladic landscape.