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FERRY ITINERARIES & ISLAND INFO

Paros

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You will find below information about how to get to Paros by ferry, where to buy your tickets and information about the island and its ports, with many photos.

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Paros is located in the Cyclades islands, in Greece. Combining the traditional Cycladic charm with an upbeat atmosphere, this island offers you endless options; from the picturesque settlements and the amazing local cuisine to the inviting nightlife and breathtaking waters, this destination will enthuse you.

In brief, ferries to Paros depart from the ports of Athens (Piraeus & Rafina) throughout the year.
A ferry ticket to this destination costs approximately '30' 'EUR' (30 Euros) - '60' 'EUR' (60 Euros) for a standard seat.
The ferry trip to this destination lasts for about 3-7.5 hours, depending on the ferry (conventional or high-speed).
This island is connected by ferry to other islands of the Cyclades like Mykonos, Santorini, Naxos, Milos, Ios, Syros, Sifnos and more.
Ferries to Paros depart daily from Athens all year round. However, in the peak season, there are also ferries from many Cycladic islands.

POPULAR FERRY ITINERARIES

You will find below some of the most popular ferry routes:

From Athens

 

Ferries from Athens to Paros depart from the ports of Piraeus, Rafina, and Lavrion.
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In the low season, there are usually 2 ferries per day, while in the peak season more than 5.
More specifically, in the peak season, there are at least 4 ferry departures from Rafina port and at least 5 from the port of Piraeus, both in the morning and in the afternoon.
The ferry companies that connect Athens with Paros are Blue Star Ferries, Golden Star Ferries, Fast Ferries, and Seajets.
How long is the ferry trip from Athens to Paros? The ferry trip from Athens to Paros lasts for 3-7.5 hours, depending on the type of the ferry (conventional or high-speed/catamaran).
More specifically, a conventional ferry will get you to the island in 4-7.5 hours, while a high-speed/catamaran in about 3 hours.
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From Mykonos

 

There are frequent ferries from Mykonos to Paros.
More specifically, during the peak season, there are at least 7 daily ferries from Mykonos to Paros.
The duration of this ferry trip is 40 minutes -1.5 hours and the cost of the ferry ticket is approximately '38' 'EUR' (38 Euros) - '42' 'EUR' (42 Euros)
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From Santorini

 

There are frequent ferries from Santorini to Paros.
More specifically, during the peak season, there are at least 4 daily ferries from Santorini to Paros.
The duration of this ferry trip is 2.5 -3.5 hours and the cost of the ferry ticket is approximately '27' 'EUR' (27 Euros) - '52' 'EUR' (52 Euros)
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From Naxos

 

Ferries from Naxos to Paros operate all year round, but the routes are more frequent in the summer.
The duration of the ferry trip from Naxos to Paros is 25-45 minutes and the cost of the ferry ticket is approximately '10' 'EUR' (10 Euros) - '23' 'EUR' (23 Euros).
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From Milos

 

Ferries from Milos to Paros operate only in the summer.
More specifically, during the peak season, there are some ferries from Milos.
The duration of this ferry trip is 2 hours and the cost of the ferry ticket is approximately '70' 'EUR' (70 Euros).
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From Ios

 

There are 2-4 daily ferries connecting Ios with Paros.
The ferry trip from Ios to this destination lasts 1.5- 3 hours and the ticket costs approximately '9' 'EUR' (9 Euros) - '46' 'EUR' (46 Euros)
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From Syros

 

There are weekly ferries connecting Syros with Paros.
The ferry trip from Syros to this destination lasts 1- 2 hours and the ticket costs approximately '7' 'EUR' (7 Euros) - '34' 'EUR' (34 Euros)
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From Sifnos

 

There is a daily high-speed ferry departing from Sifnos to Paros at 08.40 am.
The trip duration is around 1 hour and the ticket price is approximately '68' 'EUR' (68 Euros)
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From Amorgos

 

There is connected with Paros with daily ferries from Katapola port and with weekly ferries from Aegiali port in Amorgos.
The ferry trip from Katapola lasts 2.5- 4 hours and the ticket costs approximately '40' 'EUR' (40 Euros) - '43' 'EUR' (43 Euros)
The ferry trip from Aegiali port lasts 3.5 hours and the ferry ticket costs approximately '25' 'EUR' (25 Euros)
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From Heraklio (Crete)

 

There are daily ferries connecting Heraklio with Paros.
The trip duration is 4-5 hours and the ticket price is approximately '79' 'EUR' (79 Euros) - '88' 'EUR' (88 Euros)
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What types of ferries travel there?

 

The types of ferries that serve itineraries to Paros are conventional ferries (Blue Star Ferries, Golden Star Ferries, Fast Ferries) and high-speed/catamaran ferries (Seajets).

 

 

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INFORMATION ABOUT PAROS

Today, this island 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 the island.
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 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 the island.
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 the island.

This destination 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.

Why visit this island?

 

Hop on a ferry from Athens to Paros for the vivid nightlife, windsurfing, endless sandy beaches, and idyllic resorts!

  • The island was renowned for its fine white marble from the 6th Century BC. It is believed Venus de Milo statue was made of Parian marble.
  • Other names for this island, used in ancient times were "Pektia", "Dimitrias", and "Iria".
  • The port of Naoussa used to be an infamous pirate hangout.
  • Cooked snails, known as "Karavola", is a very popular dish in Paros.
  • This is the third biggest island of the Cyclades island complex.

Best time to visit

 

Although Paros is one of those Greek islands that are pretty lively during the shoulder season, the best season to visit is summer.
In the summer you’ll have the chance to do watersports, visit the island’s endless sandy beaches, enjoy the island’s nightlife, and explore quaint villages.

Is the island for you?

 

Situated in the heart of the Cyclades island complex, Paros is a great alternative to the nearby Mykonos and Santorini.
Paros island is a cheaper, but equally cosmopolitan alternative to the superstar Cycladic islands.
So, if you love super-long beaches, watersports, and a pinch of glamour, this is a one-way destination!

Sightseeing

 

Apart from the island’s stunning beaches, there are many places to visit in Paros.
Some of them are Panagia Ekatontapiliani monastery, the Archaeological Museum of the island Lefkes village, and Marpissa village.

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Island hopping

 

Paros’ location makes it the perfect base for island-hopping around the Cyclades!
Being close to the most famous Cyclades islands, like Mykonos, Santorini, and Naxos, this is a very good place to start your island-hopping itinerary.

 

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ABOUT PAROS PORT

Port description

One of the most popular islands in Greece, Paros belongs to the Cyclades and it is located in the centre of the Aegean Sea. The main port and capital of the island is Parikia, located on the western side. Parikia receives ferries from Piraeus and Rafina in Attica as well as ferries from other Cyclades islands.

Connected ports to Paros

Athens, Piraeus - Athens, Rafina - Athens, Lavrio - Amorgos, Aegiali - Amorgos, Katapola - Anafi - Andros - Astypalea - Crete, Heraklio - Crete, Rethymno - Donoussa - Folegandros - Ios - Iraklia - Kalymnos - Karpathos, Port - Kastelorizo - Kasos - Kea - Kimolos - Kos, Port - Koufonissi - Kythnos - Leros - Lipsi - Milos - Mykonos - Naxos - Nisyros - Patmos - Rhodes - Santorini (Thira) - Schinoussa - Serifos - Sifnos - Sikinos - Skiathos - Symi, Port - Syros - Thessaloniki - Thirassia - Tilos - Tinos

Directions

The port of this island is connected by bus to the most popular places around the island, including Naoussa, Alyki, Pounta, Golden Beach and many other places along the way. The bus station is right at the port, at the pier where ferries arrive and depart. The bus schedule is frequent and convenient. There are also many taxis on the island.

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