Ferry to Paros from Athens & the islands

Paros is an island of the Cyclades located almost in the center of the complex. Its port is called Parikia which is also the capital town of the island. All the ferries to and from Paros arrive or depart from Parikia. The center of life and activities is Parikia whereas the port is located only a short walking distance from there. Paros also has an airport, but the most common way to travel to Paros is by ferry.

You will find below information about:
• How to get to Paros by ferry from Athens, Santorini, Naxos, Mykonos and more.
Book online your ferry tickets to Paros
Why book your ferry tickets with Greeka
Island-hopping from Paros to other destinations
Nearby destinations for day trips
Travel tips
Frequently Asked Questions

Paros is one of the most easily accessible by ferry islands in Greece. It is an island of moderate size located almost in the center of the Aegean sea. Many routes and timetables run during summer but also during winter too. Paros is not only connected by ferry with Athens but with many other islands too.
You can reach Paros by ferry from Athens and more specifically from the ports of Piraeus and Rafina. You can also reach Paros from other islands such as Naxos, Mykonos, Santorini, Antiparos, Ios, Amorgos, Milos, Tinos, Syros, Koufonisia, Astypalaia, Anafi, Donousa, Schinoussa, Iraklia, Ikaria, Samos, Patmos, Crete and more.
Important notice: Ferry schedules may vary every year. The ferry schedules for the summer season are announced by the ferry companies and tickets are available from March. On our booking engine you shall find and book all available ferries as soon as they are officially announced.

Ferry Athens Paros

FERRY FROM ATHENS TO PAROS

Most of the travelers visiting Paros travel from Athens. Ferries for Paros leave from Piraeus, which is the main and biggest port of the Greek Capital, situated only 12km away from the city center and Rafina which is the easthern port of Athens and located near the Airport.
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• How long is the ferry trip from Athens to Paros?
The duration of the ferry trip from Athens to Paros varies from a minimum of 3h20m to a maximum of 7.5 hours, whereas an average time is 4 hours. This depends on the type of vessel (conventional or high-speed), the port of departure (Piraeus or Rafina), the in-between stops to other islands and of course in some rare occasions the wind conditions.

• How much is the ferry from Athens to Paros?
Prices depend on the ferry type (conventional or high-speed) and the port of departure (Piraeus or Rafina). Some indicative prices are:

  • €33 or the conventional Blue Star Ferry from Piraeus with trip duration around 4 hours.
  • €48 for the high-speed ferry with Golden Star Ferries from Piraeus and trip duration 7 hours and 35 minutes.
  • €50 or the high-speed Seajets from Rafina with a trip duration around 3 hours and 20 minutes.

• What ferries are operating from Athens to Mykonos?
There are two types of vessels operating the route from Athens to Paros: the conventional ferries mainly run by Blue Star Ferry company and high-speed ferries run by Seajets company (and the much slower Golden Star Ferries Company)

> Conventional ferries
The conventional type of ferry is a big vessel with many indoors, outdoors spaces and a garage. If you are traveling with a dog, there is an organised kennel but depending on the vessel you can also keep your dog with you on the deck. You will find restaurants, fast food eateries, cafes and small shops with magazines and more whereas there is air conditioning in all the interior spaces. The trip with a conventional Blue Star Ferry is the most popular. Bad weather conditions such as strong winds, do not affect this type of vessel very much, and are always on time. Also the trip is much more pleasant because due to its size and spaces, you can enjoy the beautiful sea views and have lunch or coffee. Last but not least, a big advantage of this ferry type is that with an extra fee you can take your car with you to Paros.
Types of seats: Deck/Economy, Air seats/Economy, Air seat/Business, and cabins with/without view.
Price range: €33 - €46.
Vehicule: €23 (Moto), €83 (Car)
Timetable: During the summer season, there are at least 3 schedules per day for this type of vessel to/from Piraeus/Paros.

> High-speed ferries
The high-speed ferries are smaller in size ferries that run faster. There are no outdoor spaces and passengers remain in the indoor area. There are only numbered airplane type seats and only one coffee shop where you can buy a coffee, a refreshment or a snack. Inside the vessel there is an air conditioning system. The Seajet ferry has a garage and you can carry your car from Athens to Paros but this is not always necessarily the case with high-speed ferries. The big advantage for choosing high-speed ferries is that they go faster and the price is relatively not much higher than the conventional ferry. Unfortunately, because they are small vessels, bad weather conditions affect them easily and it has been noticed that delays occur very often. In case you are travelling with strong winds, you might feel a bit sea sick nauseous.
Types seats: Airplane seat/Economy, Airplane seat/Business and Airplane seat/Vip.
Price range: €49.7- €68.6
Vehicule price range: Seajet €21 (moto) - €64 (car)
Timetable: During the summer season, there are 2 schedules per day for this type of vessel to/from Rafina/Naxos

• Indicative Timetables
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  • From Piraeus to Paros
  • 06:50am Golden Star (7h35m)
  • 07:25am Blue Star Ferry (4h)
  • 17:30pm Blue Star Ferry (4h15m)
  • From Paros to Piraeus
  • 09:50am Golden Star (7h30m)
  • 10:45pm Blue Star Ferry (4h15m)
  • 19:15pm Blue Star Ferry (4h)
  • From Rafina to Paros
  • 07:40am Seajets (3h20m)
  • 15:00pm Seajets (3h40m)
  • From Paros to Rafina
  • 10:20am Seajets (3h45m)
  • 13:35pm Seajets (3h25m)
Ferry Santorini Paros

FERRY FROM SANTORINI TO PAROS

Paros is connected to Santorini by ferry and is very easily accessible.
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• How long is the ferry from Santorini to Paros?
The distance by ferry from Santorini to Paros is from 1h45m to 4h40m depending on the ferry type.

• How much is the ferry from Santorini to Paros?
The ferry ticket from Santorini to Paros costs €21- €45.9 depending on the ferry company.

• What ferries are operating from Santorini to Paros?
A conventional Blue Star Ferry and a Seajet high-speed are operating this route among others.

• Indicative Timetable
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  • From Santorini to Paros
  • 06:45am Blue Star Ferry (3h30m)
  • 10:50am Seajets (1h45m)
  • 12:15pm Golden Star Ferries (2h10m)
  • 15:30pm Blue Star Ferry (3h15m)
  • From Paros to Santorini
  • 09:50am Golden Star Ferries (1h50m)
  • 09:55am Seajets (4h40m)
  • 11:45am Blue Star Ferry (3h5m)
  • 14:50pm Seajets (1h40m)
  • 22:50pm Blue Star Ferry (3h20m)
Ferry Naxos Paros

FERRY FROM NAXOS TO PAROS

Naxos is the nearest island close to Paros and the two islands are connected with many ferry routes everyday.
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• How long is the ferry from Naxos to Paros?
The distance from Naxos to Paros is 45minutes to 1h10m.

• How much is the ferry from Naxos to Paros?
The ferry tickets costs from €5.5 to €10

• What ferries are operating from Naxos to Paros?
There are many ferries operating daily connecting Naxos to Paros. The most popular is the conventional Blue Star Ferry.

• Indicative Timetable
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  • From Naxos to Paros
  • 09:30am Blue Star Ferry (45m)
  • 18:00 pm Blue Star Ferry (45m)
  • From Paros to Naxos
  • 11:55pm Blue Star Ferry (45m)
  • 15:15pm Blue Star Ferry (1h10m)
  • 22:00pm Blue Star Ferry (45m)
Ferry Mykonos Paros

FERRY FROM MYKONOS TO PAROS

Mykonos is connected with Paros by ferry with numerous daily ferry crossings.
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• How long is the ferry from Mykonos to Paros?
The trip duration is from 40m to 1h20m depending on the vessel.

• How much is the ferry from Mykonos to Paros?
The ticket costs from €30 to €37.8 depending on the ferry company.

• What ferries are operating from Mykonos to Paros?
The two islands are connected with high-speed Seajet and Golden Star ferries.

• Indicative Timetable
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  • From Mykonos to Naxos
  • 08:45am Golden Star ferries (50m)
  • 10:15am Seajets (45m)
  • 13:55pm Seajets (45m)
  • 16:30pm Seajets (1h20m)
  • 17:55pm Seajets (45m)
  • From Naxos to Mykonos
  • 08:55am Golden Star ferries (1h35m)
  • 09:55am Seajets (45m)
  • 10:20am Seajets (50m)
  • 12:50pm Seajets (40m)
  • 13:35pm Seajets (45m)
  • 14:40pm Golden Star ferries (55m)
Ferry islands to Paros

FERRY TO PAROS FROM OTHER ISLANDS

Paros is a meeting point and connected with many islands of the Cyclades, of the Eastern Aegean, of the Dodecanese and Crete. Conventional ferries and high-speed vessels make daily ferry crossings. Note that Antiparos island which is very close to Paros, is only connected with Paros by small boats with several ferry crossings per day (from Parikia and Pounda port).

• How do you get from Crete to Paros?
Crete (Heraklion) is also connected by ferry with Paros. High-speed vessels by Seajets are operating this route everyday. The trip duration is 3 hours and 50 minutes and the tickets cost €74.30. For more information on the timetables available please check our up to date booking engine.
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• How do you get from Milos to Paros?
Milos is also connected with Paros by ferry. The ferry companies operating this route are Seajet and Golden Star and there are 2 daily ferry crossings. The trip duration lasts from 1 hour and 30 minutes to 4 hours 30 minutes depending on the ferry company and the type of vessel. For more information on the timetables available please check our up to date booking engine.
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• How do you get from Koufonisia to Paros?
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Koufonisia are connected by ferry with Paros. The ferry companies operating this route are Seajet and Blue Star Ferries and there are 2 daily ferry crossings. The trip duration lasts from 2 hours and 35 minutes to 3 hours 5 minutes depending on the ferry company and the type of vessel. For more information on the timetables available please check our up to date booking engine.

 

ISLAND HOPPING FROM PAROS

Paros, being a popular island located almost in the center of the Cyclades, is a crossroad for many ferry routes and an ideal destination for island hopping. Apart from the most popular island hopping destinations that can be combined with Paros, there are some remote Greek islands that can be easily reached from its port:
Amorgos: Amorgos island is an ideal destination from Paros.The island of the Big Blue is 3-4 hours away from Paros and there are daily ferries that connect the two islands. The two most popular companies making this route are Blue Star ferries and Seajets
Syros: Syros and its beautiful town, Ermoupoli is the Capital of the Cyclades. This charming island has maintained a beautiful neoclassical architecture and is a year round destination. There are daily ferries that connect the two islands operated by Blue Star Ferries and Golden Star Ferries. The trip duration is 1-2hours and the ticket costs €12-€25 depending on the vessel.
Astypalea: Last but not least an upcoming destination and a great island hopping option from Paros is Astypalaia. This butterfly-shaped island of the Dodecanese is 5h15m away from Paros and the ticket costs €33.50. The Blue Star Ferries make this route 3 times per week.

 

 

ONLINE FERRY SCHEDULES TO PAROS

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DAY-TRIPS FROM PAROS

The ideal day trip from Paros is Antiparos island. Antiparos is located just a 1 mile away from Paros. The size of this island is very small and ideal for a day excursion. Due to their proximity, only small boats make the crossing almost one time per hour. The boats for Antiparos depart from Pounta beach. The trip duration is 7 minutes and the ticket costs €1.20.
Naxos on the other hand, is only a 45m ferry ride away from Paros. It is not considered the ideal day trip because the island is very big with many things to see and do and you shall need more than one day to discover it. But if you just want to take a quick glimpse of life in Naxos or want to visit a specific beach, or its beautiful Chora then taking a morning ferry from Paros and returning with an evening ferry, is ideal.

 

 

TRAVEL TIPS

Here are some useful and practical tips to organize your travelling experience efficiently:

  • • A conventional ferry with Blue Star company from Piraeus to Paros is a very good option if you’re traveling to Paros on a budget.
  • • If you are travelling to and from Paros during high season (July to mid-September), it is strongly recommended to book your tickets in advance as soon as possible since popular routes like these are very often fully booked.
  • • Paros is very close to Naxos and Mykonos, which gives you the perfect chance to island-hop to the islands of the Cyclades.
  • • Day visits by ferry to the neighbouring island of Antiparos is strongly recommended.

 

 

F.A.Q.

Where is the ferry port in Paros
The port where all the ferries arrive and depart in Paros is located in Parikia (Chora) which is the capital of the island and the center of life. From the Port, you can admire the landmark of Parikia “Panagia Ekatontapiliani Monastery” along with the famous whitewashed Cycladic houses. The port itself is located in a very central part of the town.

How to get from the Port to the beaches?
Just at the Port’s entrance you will find the Central Bus station (KTEL Buses) of the island. This is the starting and ending point of all bus schedules to the most famous beaches and some villages on the island. Right next to the buses, you will find the taxi station too. Note that due to the limited number of taxis on the island it is very difficult to find any available on the port when the ferry arrives or departs. Therefore it is strongly recommended to book your transfer in advance with Greeka.

How to get from the Airport to the Port?
The airport is 9km south from the Port of Paros. There is a Taxi station with few Taxis waiting during the day but it is more reliable to book your transfer with Greeka in advance. Also there is a bus stop at the airport and buses can take you to the Port/Town, other villages or the beaches.

What is better? Fly or ferry to Paros?
Although Paros has an airport, and flying there is a timesaver, the most common way to travel to the island is by ferry. Due to the limited flights and the high demand, air tickets are pricey. Taking the ferry to Paros is recommended. You will find tickets with fixed prices available online. Furthermore, there is no luggage limit nor a fee for it. Also, the whole experience of traveling by ferry across the Aegean sea is really nice (reminds of a cruise) and a good introduction to your summer holidays!