Ferries from Piraeus to Paros and Paros to Piraeus are frequent and daily. They need about 6 hours to go from Piraeus to Paros, while in summer there are also ferries from Rafina to Paros and Paros to Rafina. The routes vary, connecting Paros to many other islands of the Aegean. In particular, Paros is well connected to islands of Cyclades.
From Mainland to ParosPiraeus & Rafina to Paros
From other islandsSantorini, Mykonos, Naxos, Ios, Amorgos to Paros
Koufonissi, Tinos, Astypalea, Donoussa & Milos to Paros
Iraklia, Folegandros, Kimolos, Sifnos, Serifos to Paros
Kos & Rhodes to Paros (in high season)
Crete (Heraklion) to Paros (in the summer)
About ParosToday, Paros has developed many tourism facilities and it is considered a very picturesque Cycladic island. The white and blue colors dominate, while paved paths cross the villages. Traditional windmills are frequently found and romantic spots dot the landscape.
Parikia and Naoussa are the most famous villages on Paros. Parikia is the capital and main port of the island. It has a lot of beautiful neighborhoods and churches. The most famous church of Parikia is the Monastery of Panagia Ekatontapiliani, one of the most important religious centers in Greece, dating from the 4th century. Naoussa is the second most popular village in Paros and mostly attracts young people due to the vivid nightlife.
Paros is also famous for its beaches. Long and sandy, pebbled and narrow, popular or isolate, you can find all kind of beaches on Paros. Most of them are surrounded by various tourism amenities and are frequently connected to Parikia and Naoussa by public means of transport. The most famous beaches of Paros are found on the eastern side of the island, such as Golden Beach, New Golden Beach, Piso Livadi and Logaras. On the western side, there is another unique beach, Pounta, which is frequently affected by northern winds and is ideal for windsurfing and kitesurfing. In general, water sports are much developed on Paros.
Paros combines everything a tourist asks from a Greek island: picturesque villages, amazing beaches, sports, nightlife, friendly people, good services, crowded and isolate places. Visited by more than 3 million tourists every summer, it is gradually growing on the scale of the top Greek islands.
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