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Ferry from Athens to Paros

Planning is the key to traveling by ferry from Athens to Paros like a pro! Keep reading to discover the best ferry services from Athens to Paros, availabilities, ferry schedules, connections, travel tips, prices and many more. Here we go!

Traveling to Paros by ferry

Ferries from Athens to Paros operate daily all year round. In the peak season, there are multiple ferry connections per day, while in the low season just a couple. Ferries to Paros depart from Piraeus, Rafina, and Lavrion ports in Athens, but the most ferries depart from Piraeus thanks to the port’s big ferry capacity. Ferries from Athens arrive at Parikia port in Paros. Ferry tickets from Athens to Paros cost 20-60 euros for a standard seat.

What are the ferry schedules from Athens to Paros?

There are ferries from Athens (Piraeus) to Paros all year round. However, in the peak season (May to October), there are more than 5 ferry connections between Athens (Piraeus) and Paros. During the low season (November to April) there are 2 daily ferries to Paros. The first ferry from Piraeus to Paros departs at 6.45 in the morning and the last at 5.30 in the afternoon.

What types of ferries travel from Athens to Paros?

The types of ferries that travel from Athens to Paros are conventional ferries and high-speed/catamaran ferries. Conventional ferries are slower, while high-speed ferries are faster. More specifically, a conventional ferry will get you to Paros in about 4.5 hours and a high-speed ferry in about 3 hours. A conventional ferry (Blue Star Ferries) is a better option if you’re not in a hurry or suffer from seasickness, while a high-speed/catamaran ferry is a better option if you want to get to Paros faster.

How long is the ferry trip from Athens to Paros?

The duration of the trip from Athens to Paros is 3-4.5 hours, depending on the ferry type (conventional or high-speed/catamaran). A high-speed/catamaran ferry will get you to Paros in approximately 3 hours, while a conventional ferry will get you to Paros in approximately 4.5 hours.

Travel tips

  • Paros lies in the heart of the Cyclades island complex, so it’s very easy to take the ferry from Paros to Naxos, Mykonos, Santorini and the rest of the Cyclades islands.
  • The best way to plan your trip from Athens to Paros is to book your ferry tickets in advance, as Greek ferries may be fully booked, especially in July and August. This also applies to ferry tickets from Paros to Athens.
  • The difference in the duration of the trip between a conventional ferry and high-speed/catamaran ferry is just an hour, so traveling with a conventional ferry is the better option if you have a tight budget.

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