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Ferry Santorini-Paros

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

In brief:
- You can travel from Santorini to Paros either with a conventional or a high-speed/catamaran ferry.
- Itineraries between the two islands are available throughout the year.
- The price of a one-way ticket starts from '32.50' 'EUR' (32.50 Euros) and can reach '55.70' 'EUR' (55.70 Euros) for a standard seat.

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Available ferries

The high-speed ferry Worldchampion Jet leaving the port of Athinios in Santorini

Santorini Palace ready for departure

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During the high season, at least 6 ferries to Paros depart every day from Athinios Port.
During the shoulder season, itineraries are limited to one or two (per day).
The first ferry departs from Santorini at 06:45, while the last at 15:30.

Indicative Ferry Routes from Santorini to Paros*

Schedules frequency Multiple times per day
First ferry 06:45
Last ferry 15:00
Average duration 02h17m
*Based on data from 2022-2023


PRICE €32.50 - €118.50
PRICE €50.00 - €70.00
PRICE €49.00 - €76.00
PRICE €49.90 - €77.70

Types of ferries

The high-speed ferry Power Jet of Seajets leaving the port of Santorini

Power Jet arriving at Paros Port

The route from Santorini to Paros is operated by both conventional and high-speed/catamaran ferries.
Conventional ferries are large, slower, and offer more affordable tickets. On the other hand, high-speed/catamaran ferries are smaller but have more pricey tickets.
Note that the high-speed ones can be affected by windy weather with delays occurring sometimes.


Distance & Duration of the trip


The distance between Athinios Port and Parikia Port is 64 nautical miles (73 miles or 118 kilometers).
The duration of the ferry trip is approximately 2 hours for high-speed/catamaran vessels, but that also depends on the route. Some ferries stop at other islands before reaching Paros, so the trip lasts longer in such cases. On the other hand, conventional ferries need about 3.5 hours to reach Paros.
The fastest ferry available is Express Jet by Seajets.


Prices & Tickets


Ticket prices range from '32.50' 'EUR' (32.50 Euros) to '77.70' 'EUR' (77.70 Euros). Regarding conventional ferries, they offer the lowest price ('32.50' 'EUR' (32.50 Euros)) for a standard seat and '47.50' 'EUR' (47.50 Euros) for a Business-class ticket. In the case of high-speed/catamaran vessels, prices start from '49' 'EUR' (49 Euros) for a standard seat, while Business/VIP seats start from '70' 'EUR' (70 Euros).
Usually, ferry companies offer discounts (25% - 50%) to some categories of passengers. Groups eligible for reduced-priced tickets include people with disabilities, ISIC cardholders, families with 3 or more children, infants and children up to 10 years old. In order to get a discount, passengers have to show the relevant documents.

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Types of seats

Seats in the HighSpeed ferry

Seats in the HighSpeed ferry

In high-speed ferries, you can book two types of seats; standard "airline type" seats and Business/VIP seats. Both types of seats are numbered; therefore, after booking your ticket, a specific numbered seat will be reserved for you. Standard airline seats are the cheapest option, while VIP seats are more deluxe.
Conventional ferries offer an additional kind of seat - the standard economy/deck seat. Passengers that are holders of such tickets can sit in one of the designated interior spaces or on the deck. This may be the most preferred type of seat as it is the most cost-efficient option. However, standard economy seats in conventional ferries are not numbered. Thus, even after booking your ferry ticket, a specific seat on the vessel is not reserved for you. To find a comfortable place to sit during your trip, boarding the ferry as early as possible is recommended.


How to find your ferry in the port of Santorini (Athinios)

The ferry Santa Irini docked in Athinios, the port of Santorini

The ferry Santa Irini at Santorini Port

Athinios Port is located around 10 km from Fira, the capital of Santorini. It is a small port that welcomes the passenger ferries that arrive at the island. Due to its size, you will not have a hard time finding your ferry.

The port of Paros is located within Parikia, the island’s capital. All passenger ferries arrive and depart from there.

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Greek ferry companies are not very strict when it comes to luggage policy.
All ticket holders are allowed to carry up to 40 kg or 0.5 cubic meters of luggage each. Every ship has a dedicated area for bulky items, where passengers can leave their suitcases or any other object. If you don’t feel comfortable with being away from your belongings, you can keep your luggage next to you on board.
It is advisable to take your personal items (i.e. mobile phone, wallet, keys) upstairs and leave your suitcases in the designated area.


Traveling with a car


Most ferries operating the route boast a garage, so taking your car or motorbike with you to Paros is possible. To do so, you have to purchase an additional ticket for your vehicle.
Drivers have to be at the port at least 60 minutes before the ferry departure in order to park in the garage.
After parking, the ship’s crew will ask all drivers to head to their seats. Entering the garage is forbidden throughout the crossing.
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


Paros and Santorini both boast an airport. Nonetheless, no direct flights are available between the two islands.
However, there are direct flights to the International Airport of Mykonos from different cities abroad during summer. Therefore, you can take a flight to Mykonos and then board a ferry from Mykonos to Paros. Multiple ferries depart from Tourlos Port of Mykonos to Paros every day during the high season.
Another option is flying to the International Airport of Athens and then boarding a ferry from Athens to Paros (from Piraeus or Rafina ports). The port of Rafina is closer to the airport, approximately 15 km in particular. Alternatively, you can book another flight to Paros directly from Athens.


About Paros

A picturesque alley in the village of Parikia

An alley in the village of Parikia

Paros is renowned for maintaining Cycladic architecture and boasting numerous stunning beaches. It is also a favorite destination among young people since the area of Naousa has a very lively nightlife. We have gathered the best things to see & do during your stay on the island in a mini-guide for Paros.

Where to go next?


The most popular destinations to visit after exploring Paros are Mykonos and Naxos. Services to both islands are daily and very frequent during the high season. Mykonos is renowned for its beautiful beaches and lively nightlife, while Naxos is the most diverse island in the Cyclades, featuring charming beaches, lush valleys and a plethora of points of interest. Check the Paros-Naxos ferry route. For those seeking a tranquil setting, Amorgos is one of the best options.


Illustrated Map


View the route on our illustrated map.

Map of the ferry route from Santorini to Paros

Photos of ferry vessels

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