Paros Island features a small port which is easy to navigate. You will not have any trouble finding the gate as there are only three of them. If you are reaching Paros Port by car or bus from another location, be aware that there might be traffic. Most of the time there are two ships docked in the port and that has as an outcome a traffic jam.
To reach the port of Paros from other locations on the island you can use the local bus line, a taxi or a transfer service. It is useful to know that the local bus line has the final stop right next to port gates. If you choose a taxi or a transfer service, we suggest you make an appointment the day before. If you have a rental car, you can drop it off at the port after communicating with the rental agency.
We suggest you arrival 60 minutes before the departure.
You will not experience any difficulty in finding your ship due to the fact that the port is quite small. You will see it after all as you will first arrive on Paros Island.
After acquiring a ferry ticket from ferry-travel.gr you will receive an email which includes, among others your personal information and reservation number.
This is not a ticket yet. You will have to visit our office in order for us to print it. You can also print it in any travel agency in Greece which handles ferry tickets.
For example you can go to any travel agency in Greece that handles ferry tickets, show them the email from ferry-travel.gr and ask them to print you the ticket. There might be a handle fee of about 1€.
The fastest ferry trip from Paros to Sifnos takes 55 minutes.
Sifnos is a beautiful mountain island and a part of West Cyclades. Its uniqueness hides in its landscape and small coastal settlements around the island. The port of Sifnos is called Kamares and it is actually a small and picturesque settlement. The bay in which it is situated is quite extraordinary.
To reach other locations of Sifnos Island, you can use the local bus line, taxi, transfer service or car rental services. You can ask the rental agency to deliver your car to the port. Initially you will take the bus from the port to Apollonia, the capital of the island. Then you can change the bus to another destination.
If you choose the local bus line to get to your destination from the port of Sifnos, it is important to know where the starting point is. As you will disembark from the ferry and turn left in front of the first houses you will see the buses.
Taxi in the port of Sifnos can be found almost in front of the first houses in the port. You will probably see them already after disembarking from the ferry.
Sifnos Island might not be on the top of many travellers list, but it should be. This is a destination for the lovers of nature, of quiet and of a delicious cuisine. Yes, the cuisine of Sifnos Island is considered to be the most unique of Cyclades. Therefore, it is a kind of a “culinary tourism” destination. You will try old recipes consisting of chickpeas and other legumes, as well as seafood and meat dishes.
The capital of Sifnos is Apollonia. It is a village built in the center of the island. Right next to it, you will find Artemonas village; a small yet picturesque place with a touch of authenticity.
The island features small coastal settlements like Faros, Vathi, Cheronissos and even Platis Gialos. If you wish to see a little bit of Cycladic authenticity with caique boats, you must visit a few of them. Of course, each one of the settlements features a beach.
One of the “must visit” attractions of Sifnos Island is Kastro Village, situated east of Apollonia. As “Kastro” means castle, you will find here a picaresque settlement, built around a small hill. On its east side, as you walk around it, you will see a small Epta Martyron chapel. This is one of the most frequently photographed spots of the island.
Another popular attraction is Panagia Chrissopigi church. It is a church built on a tiny peninsula and you can find it between Faros and Platis Gialos.
There is something else of which Sifnos is proud of, and it is its tradition of hand-made earthenware production.
You will see these artefacts almost everywhere. In specialized workshops, in tourism shops and on the exterior of houses. This gives a different look to Sifnos Island, along with the stone used as a building material.
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