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Book a Paros Ferry ticket for your ferry crossing from the ferry port of Paros to the port of Thessaloniki in northern mainland Greece or to the ports of Heraklion in Crete or the mainland port of Piraeus. You can sail to the islands of Mykonos, Santorini, Naxos, Skiathos, Syros, Tinos, Rhodes or Kos with the NEW ferry operator GA Ferries.
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About Paros Ferry
Paros ferry port is accurately known as the "transportation hub" of the Cyclades: almost all island ferry boats stop here en route to someplace else.
As a result, Paros island, unjustly, suffers from the reputation of a place on the way to the place you are going. This overlooks the island's charms,
which include a handsome capital, inland villages of great charm, and some excellent beaches. At present, Paros is cheaper than either Mykonos or Santorini.
Paros's good beaches and nightlife have made it a very popular destination in its own right - and students of antiquity will be eager to see the island
that supplied the Parian marble so famous in ancient Greece. The marble came from Mt. Profitis Elias, the massive peak that dominates the island.
Admittedly, if you come by ship, your first impression will be of the cafes, and the not terribly enticing fast food joints lining the harborfront. Take a few steps inland, and you'll be struck by the charms of Parikia, the lively capital of Paros, with its energetic marketplace, the remains of a Venetian castle, and a fine Byzantine cathedral, which is one of the three largest (and oldest) churches in the Greek islands.
On the north coast, the fishing village of Naoussa has grown into a full-scale resort, and is almost as crowded as Parikia in July and August; the most popular Paros beaches are within easy commuting distance of Naoussa's hotels. The west coast of the island has long stretches of fine sand, plus wind conditions that have made this the site of the World Cup windsurfing championship every year since 1993.
Getting Around Paros Island
The bus station in Parikia is on the waterfront, left from the windmill. There is hourly service between Parikia and Naoussa from 8am to midnight in high season. The other buses from Parikia run hourly from 8am to 9pm in two general directions: south to Aliki or Pounda, and southeast to the beaches at Piso Livadi, Chrissi Akti, and Drios, passing the Marathi Quarries and the town of Lefkes along the way. Schedules are posted at the stations.
By Car & Motorbike
Paros is large enough that renting a car makes sense; Most of the town's motorbike rentals offices can be found along the waterfront, left from the windmill.
Taxis can be booked or hailed at the windmill taxi stand. Taxi fare to Naoussa with luggage should be around 13 EURO.
Ferry Routes from Paros Island ferry port to mainland Greece and the Greek Islands
Paros - Heraklion, Crete, operated by Minoan Lines Ferries
Paros - Mykonos Island, operated by Minoan Lines Ferries
Paros - Santorini Island, operated by Minoan Lines Ferries
Paros - Skiathos Island, operated by Minoan Lines Ferries
Paros - Thessaloniki, operated by Minoan Lines Ferries
Paros - Tinos Island, operated by >Minoan Lines Ferries