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 Paros?
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/Paros.
• 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)