Traveling from Athens (port of Rafina) to Paros by ferry
There are around 4 daily crossings from Athens (Rafina) to Paros during the summer. Ferry tickets to Paros start at €29 and there are both standard vessels and high-speed ferries. Read our ferry guide with the latest information for this route.
Ferry schedules from Athens (port of Rafina) to Paros*
Is there a ferry from Athens (Rafina) to Paros?
You can catch a ferry from Rafina to Paros during high season. Usually, there are 4 daily ferry crossings to Paros from the port of Rafina. The route is serviced by the following ferry companies: Seajets, Blue Star Ferries, Fast Ferries and Golden Star Ferries.
How long is the ferry ride from Athens (Rafina) to Paros?
The Athens (Rafina) to Paros ferry duration ranges from 2 hr 30 min to 6 hr 30 min. The travel time varies, depending on the type of vessel.
Is there a high-speed ferry from Athens (Rafina) to Paros?
Yes, you can travel with a high-speed ferry from Athens (Rafina) to Paros during the summer. The fastest ferry from Rafina to Paros makes the crossing in around 2.5 hr.
How much is the ferry from Athens (Rafina) to Paros?
The Athens (Rafina) - Paros ferry price ranges from approximately €29 to €100. The ticket cost can be higher or lower depending on discounts, offers, seat and vessel type, as well as vehicle selection.
What’s the ferry schedule from Athens (Rafina) to Paros?
Normally, there are around 4 daily ferry crossings from Athens (Rafina) to Paros during peak season. There are more frequent crossings from June to September. The earliest ferry departs from Rafina at 07:40 and arrives in Paros around 10:10, while the latest scheduled trip to Paros from Athens (Rafina) is usually at 20:30, arriving past midnight.
Good to know: ferry schedules are subject to change depending on the season. Find the latest information and check real-time data for ferries from Athens (Rafina) to Paros on our fare search engine.
What’s the distance between Athens (Rafina) and Paros?
The distance between the port of Rafina and Paros is 78 nautical miles (approximately 145km).
Am I allowed to travel from Athens (Rafina) to Paros?
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Where can I book cheap ferry tickets from Athens (Rafina) to Paros?
You can easily book cheap Athens (Rafina) - Paros ferry tickets on Ferryhopper with no extra fees. Find information about available routes on Ferryhopper’s Map of ferries, compare ferry companies and itineraries and book ferry tickets from Athens to Paros in just 4 clicks!
The dreamy waters of Kolymbithres beach in Paros
Useful tips for your ferry trip from Athens (Rafina) to Paros
Here are some useful tips for your ferry trip from Athens (Rafina) to Paros:
- The port of Rafina can get quite busy in the summer, so we recommend that you arrive at least 1 hr before departure.
- There are ferries to Paros from 3 ports in Athens: Rafina, Piraeus and Lavrio.
- Paros is an ideal starting point for island hopping in the Aegean Sea. You can catch a ferry from Paros to Antiparos, Naxos, Santorini, Mykonos and more islands!
- If you’re traveling from Paros to Antiparos, you may need to head to the port of Pounta. Pounta is around 25 minutes from Parikia by car.
- For more information about the trip to Paros and departure times, do not hesitate to contact the Ferryhopper Customer Support Team!
Where to take the ferry from Athens (Rafina) to Paros
You can catch the ferry to Paros from the port of Rafina in Athens. The port of Rafina is located approximately 33km east of the city center of Athens and 26km from Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos. You can get to the port of Rafina by car, taxi, as well as intercity bus from downtown Athens and the airport.
There is 1 terminal at the port of Rafina. The terminal is divided into 13 ramps for standard ferries and 2 ramps for high-speed vessels. You can easily access your departure gate on foot.
Ferry companies are usually quite flexible when it comes to luggage size and weight. You can keep your luggage next to you or store your bags and suitcases in the designated luggage area on the ferry to Paros.
Good to know: bear in mind that there is no check-in procedure for luggage items.
Tip: each ferry company has its own baggage allowance policy. We recommend that you don’t carry more than 50kg of luggage to avoid delays due to restricted space in the luggage area.
High-speed ferries do not have cabins, but they have numbered seats. There are cabins on standard ferries for a more comfortable journey, but since the ferry ride from Rafina to Paros is quite short, many passengers book numbered seats for a more relaxed trip.