Paros ferries connect Cyclades Islands with Athens, Crete & Dodecanese Islands with crossings available to Piraeus, Rafina & Lavrio (in Athens), Syros, Thira, Naxos, Mykonos, Tinos, Schinoussa, Anafi, Katapola, Aegiali, Donoussa, Ios, Iraklia, Koufonissi, Andros, Folegandros, Thirasia, Sikinos, Serifos, Milos, Sifnos, Kea, Kythnos & Kimolos (in Cyclades Islands), Heraklion (in Crete) & Astypalea (in Dodecanese Islands). Sailings from Paros are operated by numerous ferry companies.
There are up to 77 ferry crossings daily from Paros with sailing durations starting from 30 minutes. Our Paros ferry summary provides a good guide but for the latest sailing information use our fare search.
Lying in the Aegean Sea, Paros is a Greek island forming part of the Cyclades island group. There are many ferry routes departing the port, heading to other coastal towns belonging to Greece, and are supplied by four ferry companies.
Primarily known as a ferry hub, Paros has remained under the radar among the hype of other popular Greek holiday destinations. Though its relative anonymity is quickly coming to an end; warm and welcoming rural villages surround the alluring capital city, offering visitors the chance to indulge in Greek cuisine in beautiful surroundings. The harbour still attracts the biggest crowds, especially in the spring time when the island is less busy, the weather is pleasant and the water become slightly warmer.
The shoreline is constructed of unique rock formations and golden sands; Kolymbithres Beach is perhaps the most aesthetically interesting area across the coast, which provides unmatched views of the endless azure blue seas engulfing the smaller neighbouring islands. Away from the waters, myriad of historical and cultural sites are dotted about the island, providing a fascinating insight into the history of Paros. Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral is typically at the top of the itinerary for most tourists, and for an extended look at the archaic architecture, head to Parikia Town which is host to many cultural landmarks.
Car and motorbike rental companies are fairly cheap throughout the year, though the prices increase in the summer months. In terms of public transport, a bus service operates frequently throughout the towns, and are generally quite affordable.
Paroikia, 84401 Paros
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