One of the best things about Paros & Antiparos? Easy Access!
Having the advantage of being located centrally in the Cyclades near Naxos, Ios, Sifnos and Syros, most ferries make a stop at Paros first.
The smaller and more laidback isle of Antiparos, 1km southwest of Paros, is easily reached from Paros by car ferry or excursion boat in less that 10 minutes.In order to make things easier for you, click here to book your hotel:
In low season, there are two flights a day, but that number increases significantly in the summer months. Both Sky Express and Olympic Air offer direct flights from Athens and Thessaloniki to Paros. Flights from Athens take about 40 minutes and flights from Thessaloniki, about 65 minutes.
The main Paros ferry port is in Paroikia and is connected to mainland Greece and other destinations of the Aegean.
At the port you will find car rentals, grocery stores, cafés and a few tavernas. Keep in mind that a huge number of travellers may visit Paros during the summer and the port of Parikia can be very busy. For that reason, make sure that you account for extra time to arrive/leave the port.
Here are all the options on how to travel by ferry to Paros:
Lavrio Port (Athens) – Paros: This route runs several times a week and the duration is around 7 hours.
Paros is also connected by direct ferry to Naxos, about a 30-minute trip. Ferries connecting Paros to the islands of Mykonos, Ios, Milos, Folegandros, Santorini, and Crete usually make a few stops and can take 40 minutes to 6.5 hours.
ParosAPP TIP: The ferry landing is haunted by dozens of room-hawkers, and is manic. If you arrive during a high wind and/or at night, it can all be a bit overwhelming. Know where you’re going, book ahead or turn right and head for the nearby bus terminal to the right of the ferry terminal exit for regular buses or taxis across the island. Within half an hour of the departure of the last boat things return to normal.