Paros to Greece Ferry
There are currently 6 ferry routes connecting Paros and Greece, with services from Paros to Katapola, Kavala, Lavrio, Paros, Piraeus and Rafina. On average, there are a combined number of 10 crossings each day between Paros and Greece, which are operated by Blue Star Ferries, Golden Star Ferries, Hellenic Seaways and Sea Jets. The shortest crossing between Paros and Greece is to Katapola with Hellenic Seaways and takes around 2 hours 35 minutes, while the longest crossing is to Rafina with Golden Star Ferries and takes approximately 5 hours 55 minutes.
The above information is a basic summary on the services between Paros and Greece. We recommend using our Ferry Search to find live ferry information and the latest prices.
Paros is one of the smaller islands in the Cyclades but has long been a tourist favourite. Why? Because Paros is neither too busy like neigbouring Mykonos or too crowded like neighbouring Santorini. Here you'll find crystal clear water and an unspoled landscape including Paros park one of the few completely protected nature reserves in the Cyclades islands.
The main town (Chora) is Parikia and here you'll find charming small shops and white-washed streets. However, in recent years the nearby fishing village of Nauossa has become a more popular hot spot and especially in July and August it resembles a mini-Mkyonos.
Paros has many fine tavernas and bars with mezze and you'll never be stuck for choice. But if it's clubs and dancing you want, stay clear. And in addition to the main settlements you'll find some charming villanges in the middle of the island like Lefkes - the old capita in times when pirates were a real threat and so the inland was much safer. Here you'll see how life used to be before tourism. If you're island hopping in the Cyclades, Paros should definitely be on your itinerary.
Greece is a popular tourist destination that boasts beautiful beaches, picturesque traditional villages, stunning landscapes and numerous sites of historical and archaeological interest.
Visit the Acropolis of Athens, the Minoan Palace of Knossos in Crete or the ancient monasteries of Meteora. Experience true cosmopolitan life in Athens or Thessaloniki, or explore the forests and coastal walks of one of the many Greek islands.
There are more beautiful and historic sites in Greece than it is possible to list. Special mention should of course be given to the Parthenon, the largest temple in Athens which is known the world over for its columns. Entry to here, and many other historic sites in Greece, is free to students of EU universities.