Athens (Piraeus)
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Athens (Piraeus) to Paros Ferry

The Athens to Paros ferry route is provided by 6 operators and runs all year round. The ferry crossing from Athens to Paros is approximately 3 hours and 56 minutes on ferries servicing this route. The duration for the Athens to Paros ferry can range between 2 hours 50 minutes and 5 hours 35 minutes depending on the operator you are sailing with.

Athens to Paros Ferry Schedules

There are 19 ferry sailings weekly from Athens to Paros. Blue Star Ferries provide up to 3 sailings per day, SeaJets provide up to 7 weekly sailings, Aegean Speed Lines provide up to 4 weekly sailings, Cyclades Fast Ferries provide up to 3 weekly sailings, Golden Star Ferries provide up to 7 weekly sailings and Minoan Lines provide up to 3 weekly sailings. Please note that ferry timetables often increase during the high season.

Athens to Paros Ferry Time

The first ferry departs Athens at around 06:45 and the last ferry departs at around 18:30. Ferry schedules can vary by operator and season.

High Speed Ferry Athens to Paros

The fastest ferry from Athens to Paros is with SeaJets in 2 hours and 50 minutes.

How much is a fast ferry from Athens to Paros?

The fastest ferries from Athens (Piraeus) to Paros usually cost around £181.

Can I book a cabin on the Athens Paros ferry?

Cabins are available on ferry trips from Athens (Piraeus) to Paros with Blue Star Ferries, Minoan Lines and SeaJets.

Are pets allowed on the Athens Paros ferry?

Yes, pets are allowed on the ferry from Athens to Paros with SeaJets and Blue Star Ferries. SeaJets provide pet friendly cabins which accommodate up to 2 pets weighing a maximum combined mass of 30 kg. Dogs must be muzzled and remain on a leash when being escorted around the public areas of the ship. Please ensure that your pets are fully vaccinated before travelling and have valid documentation such as a health certificate.

How much luggage can I bring on the Athens to Paros ferry?

Passengers travelling with SeaJets and Blue Star Ferries can take a maximum of 50 kilograms of luggage per person at no additional cost. Meanwhile, passengers travelling with Minoan Lines can take up to 2 pieces of luggage and a carry bag.

Athens to Paros Ferry Price

Ferry price from Piraeus – Paros can range between £74 and £425 depending on the operator, season and whether you are travelling with a vehicle. The average price of a foot passenger is £210, prices can range between £74 and £373. The average price with a car is £395. Car prices can range between £196 and £649. Prices may vary for other vehicle types. All ferry prices can vary from season to season.

Prices subject to change, pricing representative of searches over last 30 days.

Cheap Ferry Piraeus to Paros

Find cheap ferry tickets using our deal finder. It is recommended to book in advance for the best possible prices and availability on the ferry to Paros.

How to get from Athens to Paros

The best way to travel from Athens to Paros is by ferry. With 2 sailings per day, you are bound to find a suitable ferry crossing to suit your needs. If you are searching for alternative routes to the Cyclades Islands, we suggest visiting our Rafina to Paros ferry route instead.

Can I travel in first class on ferries from Athens to Paros?

First class is available on ferries from Athens (Piraeus) to Paros with Aegean Speed Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Cyclades Fast Ferries, Minoan Lines and SeaJets.

Piraeus Port Guide

The Piraeus ferry port is located 12km southwest of Athens city centre and can be easily reached by car and public transport. Departing every day from Syntagma Square, the 040-bus route serves as a direct link between Athens and the port. Alternatively, you can follow Line 1 (Green Line) on the metro for approximately 30 minutes until you arrive at Monastiraki station. Please follow the signs for gates E1 to E10 in order to locate your terminal.

Athens (Piraeus) to Paros Ferry Alternatives

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Athens (Piraeus) - Paros Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 5
Operators Aegean Speed Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Cyclades Fast Ferries, Minoan Lines & SeaJets
Average Price £193*
Average Daily Sailings 5
Average Weekly Sailings 38
Average Sailing Duration 3h 55m
Fastest Sailing Duration 2h 50m
First Ferry 06:45
Last Ferry 19:30
Distance 102 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Piraeus to Paros?

The ferry crossing time from Piraeus to Paros is approximately 3h 32m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.

How much is the ferry from Piraeus to Paros?

Piraeus to Paros ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Piraeus to Paros is £123. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Piraeus to Paros?

There are 5 popular ferry operators for Piraeus to Paros. These are
  • Blue Star Ferries
  • SeaJets
  • Aegean Speed Lines
  • Minoan Lines
  • Cyclades Fast Ferries

How can I book ferry tickets from Piraeus to Paros?

Book ferries from Piraeus to Paros through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.

How far is Paros from Piraeus?

The distance between Piraeus to Paros is approximately 102 nautical Miles.

Athens (Piraeus) Paros Ferry reviews

  • "Efficient transportation"

    Thanks to Blue Star Ferries my family enjoyed a very smooth return trip between Santorini and Naxos. The ferry was clean. Staff very friendly and helpful and journey a wonderful part of a magical week in Greece. Thank you 👌

    'Blue Star Delos' travelled on Blue Star Delos

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  • "SupersonicTonic"


    'Blue Star Delos' travelled on Blue Star Delos

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  • "Good experience"

    Great experience in terms of travel. Ship was well equipped and timely. Only negative was that there was no instruction at all on where to go on either port. No signage towards where to wait or people instructing you. We just followed a crowd which luckily was the right place to wait. 

    'Blue Star Delos' travelled on Blue Star Delos

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  • "Brilliant"

    Absolutely brilliant service

    'Blue Star Delos' travelled on Blue Star Delos

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Athens (Piraeus) Guide

The port city of Piraeus in Greece lies on the Saronic Gulf in the Attica region of the country and forms part of the Athens urban area, with the centre of Athens located some 12 km from the port. The centre of Piraeus is generally congested with traffic and tends not to be place where tourists would go. The area has many of the facilities you would expect of a non-tourist town: banks, public buildings, pedestrian areas, shopping streets and the like. The area around Zea Marina and Mikrolimano Harbour are perhaps the most attractive part of Piraeus and have a good selection of restaurants, cafes and bars.

Piraeus is Greece's main port and the largest in Europe and the third largest in the world. Unsurprisingly, it is the hub of Greece's maritime industries and the base for its merchant navy. Having recently undergone a refurbishment, facilities at the port have improved and include ATM's, bureau de change, restaurants, cafes, bars and a number of travel agencies selling ferry tickets. destinations served by the port include the island of Crete, the Cyclades Islands, the Dodecanese Islands, the eastern parts of Greece and parts of the northern and eastern Aegean Sea.

Paros Guide

The Greek island of Paros is one of the Cyclades group of islands and lies in the Aegean Sea close to the island of Naxos which is about one hour away by ferry. It is a popular holiday destination and has a reputation for being a friendly island and very welcoming to its visitors. It is the second largest of the Cyclades and has many things to see and do including taking part in the many different water sports that are on offer. There is also the Church of Panagia Ekatantapiliani which dates back to 326 AD and is also popular with tourists. For a relaxing way to spend your time on the island there are some lovely tavernas that line the Parikia seafront and also some lovely beaches that include Agia Irini, Farangas, Kato and Logaras.

The island's port is in Parikia and hosts both conventional ferries and high speed ferries. Ferries generally depart to Piraeus and to the other islands of the Cyclades.

Which is better Piraeus or Paros?

Piraeus and Paros are both popular destinations in Greece, each with its own unique charm.

Piraeus is a bustling port city near Athens, known for its vibrant atmosphere and historical significance. It offers easy access to the Greek islands and is a major transportation hub. Piraeus is home to the impressive Port of Piraeus, one of the largest ports in Europe, where you can catch ferries to various islands. The city also has a rich cultural heritage, with attractions like the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus and the Municipal Theater of Piraeus.

On the other hand, Paros is a picturesque island in the Cyclades group, known for its beautiful beaches, charming villages, and traditional Greek architecture. Parikia, the capital of Paros, offers a delightful blend of white-washed houses, narrow streets, and blue-domed churches. The island is also famous for its stunning beaches, such as Golden Beach and Kolymbithres Beach, which are perfect for sunbathing and water sports. Paros also has a lively nightlife scene, with numerous bars and clubs.

Ultimately, whether Piraeus or Paros is better depends on your preferences. If you are looking for a vibrant city with excellent transportation links and historical sites, Piraeus is a great choice. However, if you prefer a relaxed island atmosphere with beautiful beaches and traditional Greek charm, Paros is the ideal destination.

How many days in Paros is enough?

The number of days needed in Paros depends on personal preferences and interests. However, a 3 to 5-day stay is usually sufficient to explore the island's main attractions and experience its beauty. Paros offers picturesque beaches, charming villages like Naoussa and Parikia, and historical sites like the Panagia Ekatontapiliani church. Additionally, you can enjoy water sports, hiking, and local cuisine. If you have more time, you can also visit nearby islands like Antiparos or take day trips to nearby attractions such as the island of Delos. Ultimately, the ideal duration for your stay in Paros will depend on your travel goals and schedule.

Piraeus to Paros Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 15/04/2024 and 21/04/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 07:25 11:35 4 hours 10 minutes Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
Blue Star Ferries 17:30 21:45 4 hours 15 minutes Sun
Blue Star Ferries 17:30 23:05 5 hours 35 minutes Mon, Wed, Fri
Blue Star Ferries 18:30 23:00 4 hours 30 minutes Sat
Blue Star Ferries 23:30 03:40 4 hours 10 minutes Thu
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