Paros to the Dodecanese Islands Ferry
There are currently 3 ferry routes connecting Paros and the Dodecanese Islands, with services from Paros to Astypalea, Kalymnos and Patmos. On average, there are a combined number of 2 crossings each day between Paros and the Dodecanese Islands, which are operated by Blue Star Ferries. The shortest crossing is to Astypalea and takes around 3 hours 55 minutes, while the longest crossing is to Kastelorizo and takes approximately 17 hours 15 minutes.
The above information is a basic summary on the services between Paros and the Dodecanese Islands. 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.
About the Dodecanese Islands
The twelve islands in the Dodecanese chain, including the islands of Kos, Rhodes, Symi, Kalymnos and Kaparthos, each have a different distinctive and are well worth a visit.