Paros

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How to get to Paros?

Paros is an island in Greece, part of the Cycladic group located in the Aegean Sea. Paros lies about 40 km south of Mykonos, 180 km southeast of Athens, 85 km North of Santorini, and 200 km north of Crete. Flights to Paros take 40 minutes from Athens and 65 minutes from Thessaloniki. Most people travel to and from Paros by ferry.

Where is Paros Greece?

Where is Paros? Paros is an island in Greece, part of the Cycladic group located in the Aegean Sea. Paros lies about 40 km south of Mykonos, 180 km southeast of Athens, 85 km North of Santorini, and 200 km north of Crete.

What is Paros famous for?

Paros is a beautiful Cycladic island only 2 hours by ferry from Santorini and 3 hours from Athens. Paros is best known for its great beaches, lively nightlife, and wonderful white-washed towns. I often describe Paros as a perfect mix of Mykonos (trendy clubs and restaurants) and Naxos (fantastic beaches and authentic inland villages).

Is Paros a good place to live?

If you like water sports, then Paros is an excellent choice for you, as you can do a wide range of sports, like surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing, kayaking and canoeing kiteboarding, etc. Some of the best beaches for water sports on the island are Golden Beach, New Golden Beach and Santa Maria.

How to get to Paros from Greece?

You can travel by ferry to Paros from mainland Greece through the ports of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrion in Athens. The main port of Paros is Parikia which is located on the western side of the island. The ferry route from Piraeus to Paros runs regularly with 2 ferries a day in the low season and up to 5 in Summer.

How to get from Rafina to Paros?

Rafina - Paros: The ferry route from Rafina to Paros runs in the summer with up to 4 daily departures. The ferry companies that usually serve this crossing are Seajets, Blue Star Ferries, Fast Ferries and Golden Star Ferries. The duration of the ferry trip ranges from 2.5 to 6.5 hours, as there are both high-speed and conventional ferries.

Is Paros connected to other islands?

Paros is connected with many islands of the Cyclades, too, like Santorini, Mykonos, Naxos, Syros and more. During summer, the island is also connected with Heraklion port in Crete.

How long is the ferry ride from Piraeus to Paros?

The quickest ferries take just 3 hours and 10 minutes to sail from Piraeus Port in Athens to Paros. The average ferry ride takes around 4 hours. Are there direct flights to Paros?

Why visit Paros?

Right in the heart of the Cyclades, Paros is an Aegean island famous for its great beaches, watersports and the fantastic vibe of its main town. But it’s also got another side you’ll love to discover, blending style and tradition in an irresistible way.

Is Paros the most famous Greek island?

Mykonos and Santorini are two of the most famous Greek islands, and especially during the high season, they can be very crowded. But, there is an island that, although it doesn’t have the fame and the nightlife of Mykonos and the – out of this world – the beauty of Santorini, it has its fans – and I am one of them! And this is Paros island!!

What is the meaning of Paros?

Paros (/ˈpɛərɒs/; Greek: πάρος; Venetian: Paro) is a Greek island in the central Aegean Sea. One of the Cyclades island group, it lies to the west of Naxos, from which it is separated by a channel about 8 kilometres (5 miles) wide.

Why Paros Greece is the perfect Greece island hopping base?

Being a short ferry ride away from Athens, Paros Greece is easily accessible from Piraeus port and Rafina Port. What’s more, its proximity to popular Cyclades islands, such as Mykonos, Santorini, and Naxos makes it the perfect Greece island hopping base! . . . read more

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