Paros ports (Parikia and Pounda)

Below, you can find more information about the ports of Paros:
Parikia PortPounda Port

The main port of Paros is also called Parikia Port due to its location at the island's capital. Passenger ferries from Athens and other islands arrive and depart from there.
The only exception is Antiparos. Ferries that reach Antiparos depart from the port of Pounda, located 8.5 km away from Parikia.


Parikia Port

General view of the port and village of Parikia, in Paros

The main port of Paros is situated in Parikia, the capital city of Paros, which lies on the western side of the island. Its location is ideal since Parikia is home to multiple accommodations, excellent eating and drinking establishments, lovely shops, and interesting sights.

During summer and especially in the very busy months of July and August, the port of Paros may serve more than 20 passenger ferries every day. In addition, private yachts and smaller vessels also anchor within it.
It is connected with Athens and several other Greek islands. In particular, all three ports of Athens (Piraeus, Rafina, and Lavrio) comprise starting points for ferries approaching Paros, while the islands of Naxos, Santorini, Mykonos, Crete, and many others are also connected to Paros via ferry.

The companies conducting routes to Paros are Blue Star Ferries, Seajets, Fast Ferries, Golden Star Ferries, and Minoan Lines. Blue Star is the most renowned conventional ferry company, while the rest use high-speed vessels to transfer tourists to the island.
Ferry crossings to several places are available every day throughout summer, yet are limited during winter.

How to get there

The bus is the most budget-friendly way to move around Paros. The main bus station is located in proximity to the port, on your right hand after exiting the port to be precise. There, you can purchase a ticket for your place of choice. For information regarding KTEL Buses in Paros, you can visit their official website or call (+30) 22840 21395 or (+30) 22840 22273.
Baggage storage is available for free after purchasing your ticket.

The most convenient way to get to the port and pretty much everywhere is by your own vehicle. If you don’t plan on taking your car with you, renting a vehicle for your vacation will allow you to approach both the lively and calm spots of Paros at your own pace without relying on the buses’ strict timetables or limited taxi availability.
You can rent your vehicle online through our car rental system now! Alternatively, you can take a look at the best car rental agents in Paros

Another option is to catch a taxi. A taxi rank lies at the port, but keep in mind that the number of cabs is limited, and catching one may be challenging, especially during the high season. Of course, you can book a private transfer in advance and not miss a second of your holidays after arriving. Via our transfer booking engine, you can the pick-up and drop-off locations that work for you the most and have a driver wait for you at the port’s entrance.

Last but not least, several accommodations provide their guests with shuttle services from the port to their premises. We recommend contacting your lodging, asking if such services are available, and taking advantage of it if possible!

Port Facilities

As aforementioned, the port of Paros lies in Parikia, the capital and most lively area of the island. If you consider Parikia for your stay in order to be near the port, establishments, and attractions, check out the top hotels. You can limit your search by using the location filter.

Good to know

The port of Paros gets very busy during the high season. That results in volumes of traffic as well as delays in itineraries. We suggest avoiding plans with strict time limits on the first day on the island since different variants may spoil them.

Map of Parikia port

Map of Parikia port


Pounda Port

The port of Pounda in Paros

The port of Pounta is located on the western side of the island, 8.5 km from Parikia. The island of Antiparos is directly opposite the port (one nautical mile away), so it is more convenient to take a boat from there - even though routes to Antiparos are also offered from Parikia port.

A ferry operates routes from Pounda to Antiparos and back daily. It is large and can transport vehicles in addition to passengers. The duration of the journey is 7 minutes and the tickets are sold inside the ship (there is no possibility of reservation). Crossings take place throughout the year but are more frequent during the summer to serve the thousands of visitors to Paros.
In addition, itineraries to the port of Parikia are available, but only during the summer months.

The vessels belong to the company Antiparos Ferries.

How to get there

You can go to the port of Pounda via several means of transport.

The cheapest way is to take a KTEL bus from Parikia. The main station is close to the port and you can buy your ticket from there. Itineraries to Pounda are frequent.

An alternative way to get to the port is to take the seabus that runs the Parikia-Punda route from the port of Parikia. The crossing lasts 30 minutes. Remember that the boat carries passengers only.

Of course, you can go to Punda with your rental car and even take it with you to Antiparos if you wish. It is the most convenient option and the route is short (about 15 minutes from the port of Parikia).

Finally, you can either take a taxi or pre-book a private transfer.

Port Facilities

The port of Pounda is quite small, so tracking the ferries is very easy.
There is space to park your car as well as a small waiting area with a shelter that provides shade.