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Ferry Naxos-Paros

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Discover the best ferries from Naxos to Paros, travel tips, prices and many more. Here we go!

In brief, going from Naxos to Paros is very easy!
- The two islands are connected by ferry throughout the year.
- The route is mostly operated by both high-speed ferries and conventional ferries.
- A standard ticket costs between '15' 'EUR' (15 euros) and '33' 'EUR' (33 euros), depending on the company and the type of vessel.

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The high-speed ferry PowerJet of Seajets getting from Naxos to Paros

The ferry Power Jet leaving the port of Naxos

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The route from Naxos to Paros is operated all year round.
During the high season, there are 9 to 10 daily crossings.
The first ferry departs from the port of Naxos at 07:10 and the last one at 22:30.

Indicative Ferry Routes from Naxos*

Schedules frequency Multiple times per day
First ferry 07:10
Last ferry 22:30
Average duration 00h45m
*Based on data from 2022-2023


PRICE €15.00 - €33.00
PRICE €5.70 - €5.70
PRICE €32.90 - €32.90

Types of ferries operating

The ferry Blue Star Delos leaving the port of Naxos

The ferry Blue Star Naxos leaving the port of Naxos

The route from Naxos to Paros is served by both conventional and high speed/catamaran ferries.
High-speed vessels are smaller and they are equipped with more powerful engines, allowing passengers to reach their destinations faster. By contrast, conventional ferries are much bigger and slower, but they also tend to be more budget-friendly.
Additionally, conventional ferries have large garages, capable of transporting a great number of vehicles, whereas not all high-speed vessels have a garage. Those that do, only have a limited vehicle capacity.
Due to their smaller size, high-speed ferries are more easily affected by bad weather conditions, so there may be delays.


Distance & Duration of the trip


The distance between the two islands is 17 nautical miles (20 miles or 31 kilometers).
The duration of the trip depends on the ferry type you are traveling with, as well as on the company and the route. The duration of the journey with a high-speed vessel varies from 20 minutes to 30 minutes, while the trip with a conventional ferry lasts around 45 minutes. However, there may be high-speed ferries that need more time to reach Paros, as they stop at other islands along the way too.
The fastest ferry is Express Jet by Seajets.


Prices & Tickets


A standard ticket costs between '15' 'EUR' (15 euros) and '33' 'EUR' (33 euros), while the price of a business-class/VIP ticket ranges from '21.5' 'EUR' (21.5 euros) to '59.7' 'EUR' (59.7 euros), depending on the company and the type of vessel.
Some categories of passengers, including students, ISIC card holders, children under the age of 10, disabled passengers and families with more than 3 children, might be eligible for ticket discounts, which may amount to 50%. Also, most companies allow babies and toddlers to travel for free.

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Types of seats


Standard/economy seats are the most popular and affordable option. In conventional ferries, these seats are situated on the deck or in internal lounges and they are not numbered, so your ticket does not correspond to a specific seat. Therefore, in order to get a comfortable one, we recommend boarding the ferry as soon as possible.
Another option is the airplane's type seats, which are located in separate lounges. They are numbered, more comfortable and they are the most affordable option among the seats you can reserve. For luxury travel, there are also Business/VIP seats, which are situated in a separate lounge and are more expensive.
In high-speed ferries, there are only numbered seats, so a standard ticket corresponds to an airplane type seat.


How to find your ferry in the port of Naxos

Aerial view of the port of Naxos and the main town in the background

The port of Naxos

All ferries depart from the port of Naxos, which is located in Chora, the island's capital. As it is a small port, spotting your ferry is very easy.

Ferries bound for Paros arrive at Parikia Port, which is also located in the island's capital.

Both islands are highly popular among both Greeks and foreigners. The high number of visitors causes traffic within and around the port, so being there at least 1 hour before the official departure time is strongly recommended.




Luggage policies in Greek ferries are quite flexible.
Most companies allow 40 kg or 0.5 cubic meters of luggage per passenger and provide a luggage storage area on each ferry. If you wish, though, you can take your luggage with you to the lounges or the deck (if available).
It is highly recommended that you leave bulky suitcases in the designated area and take only your personal belongings (wallet, keys, mobile phone, etc.) with you upstairs.


Traveling with a car


In order to take your car or motorbike to Paros, you need to purchase a vehicle ticket.
Drivers should be at the port 60-90 minutes before the official departure time.
For safety reasons, entering the garage while the ferry is sailing is strictly forbidden.
Note: Many car rental companies do not allow customers to ferry their vehicles. We recommend avoiding purchasing a vehicle ticket before contacting your car rental company.


Alternative ways to reach Paros


Though both Naxos and Paros have an airport, there are no direct flights between the two islands, as these airports are only connected to Athens. However, both Santorini and Mykonos have international airports receiving direct flights from various European countries, so you could fly to one of these islands and then take the ferry to Paros.
Find out more about the routes from Mykonos to Paros and from Santorini to Paros.
Alternatively, you could fly to Athens and take the ferry from Athens to Paros.


About Paros

Seaside area in Paros

Seaside area in Paros

Paros is a very picturesque island with gorgeous beaches and traditional Cycladic houses painted in white and blue. In our mini-guide for Paros, you can find the best things to see and do on the island.

Where to go next?


Paros is an ideal starting point for island-hopping! From there, you can explore Santorini and Mykonos, the two most renowned Greek islands, as well as many other Cycladic islands, such as the lively Ios or the enchanting Tinos. If you are looking for something more peaceful, consider visiting the Small Cyclades, an archipelago comprising Donoussa, Koufonissia, Iraklia and Schinoussa.

Photos of ferry vessels

Ferry Naxos-Paros


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