Paros is a cosmopolitan island of the Cyclades for all travelers and tastes. Being an ideal summer destination for both holidays and island-hopping around the neighboring islands, Paros is easily accessible by ferry from the ports of Attica, throughout the year. In this article, the Ferryhopper team gives you a short guide for Paros 2020
How to get from Athens to Paros in 2020?
Paros is connected to the 3 ports of Attica (Athens) with several regular ferry routes:
- Piraeus - Paros: The ferry connection between Piraeus and Paros is operated by Blue Star Ferries with daily ferry routes, all year long. The duration of the ferry trip ranges from 4 hr 15 min to 5 hrs and the price of the ferry ticket is 30 € on average. During the high season (May - September 2020), there are more crossings with conventional vessels (garage, bed cabins) and catamarans, operated by Blue Star Ferries, Seajets and Golden Star Ferries. The duration of the high-speed ferry trip is almost 3 hrs and the ferry ticket costs around 50 €.
- Rafina - Paros: Until the end of April 2020, there is only an indirect ferry route from Rafina to Paros, with other islands of the Cyclades as intermediate stops. The first direct crossing is operated by Golden Star Ferries with a daily conventional vessel (garage, bed cabin, e-ticket), once a day. The duration of the ferry ride is 6 hrs and the ferry ticket costs 32 €. In early summer, daily crossings by Seajets and Fast Ferries start operating. The flying dolphins of Seajets make this trip in 3.5 hrs and the price of the ferry ticket is around 50 €.
- Lavrion - Paros: For 2020, there is 1 sailing from Lavrion to Paros served by the vessel Artemis of Blue Star Ferries, on Fridays. The ferry ride lasts around 7 hrs and the price of a standard one-way ticket is 22 €. The vessel has facilities (bed cabins, garage) to make your trip more pleasant.
Island-hopping around Paros in 2020
Paros is a very popular destination that is well-connected with many islands of the Aegean Sea.
- Paros - Santorini: Until April, there is at least 1 daily crossing that connects Paros to Santorini that lasts 3 hrs and the costs 25 €. However, from May and until September 2020, the ferry companies Blue Star Ferries, Seajets, Golden Star Ferries and Minoan Lines serve up to 8 sailings in total from Paros to Santorini, with conventional or high-speed vessels. The fastest ferry ride lasts 1 hr 40 min, while the price of a standard ferry ticket starts from 25 €.
- Paros - Crete: Until Easter 2020, the ferry connection between Paros and Crete is served indirectly through Piraeus and the ferry trip lasts 12 hrs. From the end of April, however, there are 5 direct weekly crossings from Paros to Heraklion and 2 to Rethymno. The ferry routes are operated by Seajets, the duration of the ferry trip to Heraklion lasts 4 hr 20 min and for Rethymno, it lasts almost 5 hrs. For both destinations, the cost of the ferry ticket is around 75 € and the vessels can carry vehicles. During July and August, Minoan Lines operate the Paros - Heraklion crossing in less than 4 hrs.
- Paros - Mykonos: From mid-April onwards, Golden Star Ferries offer vessels that run daily from Paros to Mykonos. The ferry trip lasts 1 hr 20 min and the cost of the ferry ticket is 30 €. During the high season (May - September 2020), the ferry companies Seajets, Minoan Lines and Fast Ferries add more crossings with high-speed and conventional vessels (e-tickets, garage). Consequently, the duration of the ferry ride to Mykonos ranges from 45 min to 2.5 hrs and the standard ferry ticket costs 23 to 38 €.
- Paros - Naxos: There are daily crossing from Paros to the neighboring island of Naxos throughout the whole year of 2020. The vessels of Blue Star Ferries run for 45 min and the ferry ticket costs 11.5 €. From May onwards, the high-speed ferries of Seajets serve the Paros - Naxos ferry route in only 30 min and the price of the standard ferry ticket is 23 €. In June 2020, there are several more crossings with conventional ferries from both companies.
Tip: A cheap option is to travel from Paros to Naxos with the vessel Artemis of Blue Star Ferries. Even though the ferry ride lasts 1 hr 15 min, the one-way ticket costs only 6 €.
Apart from the above islands, Paros is connected to other popular destinations like Tinos, Syros, Andros, Ios and Milos. Check the interactive Ferryhopper map of ferries to find all available connections between Paros and the Aegean Islands.
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How to get to Antiparos from Paros in 2020?
A getaway to beautiful Antiparos will surely enrich your holidays in Paros. Antiparos is connected to Paros through the ports of Paroikia and Punta, while it is only 2 km from the latter. There are daily sailing with smaller boats that run frequently during the day. The ferry ride from Pounta to Antiparos lasts only 7 min, while from the capital of Paros, it lasts 30 min. Ferry tickets are sold by the captain of the boat and can run out fast.
What discounts are there for ferry routes to Paros for 2020?
Depending on the ferry operator, there are special discounts and offers for different groups of people. You can check the relevant FAQ page on ferry discounts or contact our customer service for more specific details!
Where to book ferry tickets to Paros for 2020?
On Ferryhopper you will find all ferry routes to Paros for 2020. Check our platform, compare prices, itineraries and companies and book ferry tickets to Paros in just 4 clicks! You can also check Matt Barett’s travel guide to take ideas on how to most enjoy your holidays in Paros! For further information, we will be glad to call us at +30 2109241453 or contact via email.