Athens to Paros Ferries
Athens to Paros Ferries
One way to get to Paros Island is by ferry from Athens - either from Piraeus port or Rafina port. This article is also recommended for visitors who are looking for a island hopping from Athens.
Ferries in Greece are usually very large, with three or more levels. On the ferries, there are cafes, restaurants, and even shops. There are usually seating areas and sea view balconies where you can go out and see the view of the Aegean Sea and the islands spread out before you.
When booking tickets, you should reserve a seat in the class you choose (tourists, economy, VIP, cabins, etc.). The tourist class usually works on a first-come, first-served basis.
The journey from Athens to Paros takes between 4-5 hours (depending on sea conditions and the type of ferry). If you're tired, you can choose rooms with beds and a bathroom to sleep and rest. During the season, it is recommended to book tickets as early as possible since the rooms are booked first.
If you are traveling with a car, you can take it with you on the ferry during the trip. It is advisable to check this in advance with the car rental company.
There are also faster ferries (about 3 hours from Athens to Paros) that do not allow passengers to go out to the balcony except during a stop. Therefore, those who prefer the option to go out to the balcony (to breathe fresh air, smoke, etc.) should pay attention to which ferry they are booking.
The ferry is an interesting, fun, and comfortable experience and is part of the Paros Island travel experience.
Find your Ferry
Paros Secrets recommends that you book your ferry tickets in advance, especially during the peak season and especially if your are planning island hopping from Athens. This way, you can ensure a seat on the ferry and arrive at Paros on time. Additionally, if you want to relax in a room with a bed, bathroom and shower, you have the option to reserve in advance. Have a pleasant trip!
Having a luggage storage facility in multiple locations throughout Greece can make your travel experience much more comfortable and enjoyable. With access to these facilities, you can store your heavy bags and enjoy exploring the city without worrying about carrying everything with you.
It's always a good idea to book your luggage storage in advance, especially during peak travel times when storage facilities can fill up quickly. By doing so, you can ensure that you have a convenient and secure place to store your bags while you explore all that Greece has to offer.
Ferry from Mykonos or Santorini to Paros
Direct flights to Mykonos and Santorini depart from many places during the summer season. visitors who want to do island hopping can use this route.
The island of Paros is located between Mykonos and Santorini, and the sailing time to it is significantly shorter than the sail from Athens to Paros. This creates an excellent opportunity for us to fly directly to Mykonos or Santorini and then continue to Paros by ferry. The sailing time by ferry is shorter because these islands are closer to Paros than Athens. The sailing time from Santorini to Paros takes about 3 hours and the sailing time from Mykonos to Paros takes about an hour. Also, pay attention to the sailing times, if you chose a fast ferry, you won't be able to go out to the deck.
There are ferries that sail as a collector and stop at many islands, and there are direct ferries. There are people who are happy to arrive quickly, and there are those who enjoy the journey, so it's worth paying attention to this to enjoy a planned sailing.
If you have decided to arrive via Mykonos or Santorini, it is advisable to also include them in your vacation and spend a night or two there. We recommend that you arrive as soon as possible in Paros because when you get here, you don't want to leave :)
To fly at comfortable prices during the season to Mykonos or Santorini, it is advisable to check the airline WIZZ, which has convenient flights starting from mid-June until mid-October, and the airline cheapOair with excellent flights.
Enjoy your sailing !