Piraeus is the main port of Athens, the capital of Greece. From this port on a daily basis, many ferries and shipping companies connect Piraeus with Paros and of course other islands. In order to reach it from several parts of Athens or Attica in general, you have a variety of choices. Port of Piraeus is also well connected with Athens International Airport (El. Venizelos). Get to Piraeus Port by using buses, subway (Line 1, green line), tram or taxi. You should know that the port features its own internal bus line. Use it to reach your ferry.
To reach Piraeus Port from Athens International Airport you can use the metro line or the bus X96.
To reach Piraeus Port from Athens center, you can use metro line 1 (the green line), the bus or taxi. The taxi charge during the day hours should be around 15€.
We suggest you arrival 90 minutes before the departure.
On every ticket you will find a gate number from which your ferry is departing (e.g. E7). When you reach it, the ship is probably already there and you will see its name. Additionally, there is always a person from Port Police who will guide you. You can also use the website of Piraeus Port Authority: https://www.olp.gr/en/interactive-map-of-port-of-piraeus
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 any travel agency that handles ferry tickets or a booth inside of the Piraeus Port gates, in order to print a ticket. This procedure is much easier than it sounds.
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 1€.
The second choice is to print it from the booth inside of Piraeus Port. The booth of the shipping company is usually situated next to its ship. Therefore, you should not have an issue finding it. If you travel early in the morning, there might be many people waiting for the same reason.
The time of the trip depends on the ferry you are travelling on. However, you will reach Paros from Piraeus in an average of 4 hrs or 4 hrs and 30 minutes.
Paros Island is situated in central Cyclades, about 4 hrs and 30 minutes away from Athens and Piraeus Port. The main port of Paros is located in Parikia, the capital of the island. The characteristic aspect of the island’s port is the picturesque windmill right next to the gate.
To reach several locations on Paros from the island’s port is quite easy. You can use the local bus line; the starting point is next to the port and you can see the buses on your right as you disembark from the ferry. You can also use a taxi or arrange a transfer service a few days before arriving.
Paros features a local bus lines which you can use to reach every corner of the island. The starting point of buses is next to the port.
Taxi in Paros Port are usually waiting for the arrival of every ferry. However, sometimes their number is not enough for the many travellers disembarking from the ferry.
Paros Island is one of the most popular destinations in Greece. Luckily to visit this beautiful island you will need to travel only about 4 hours and 30 minutes from Piraeus, the main port of Athens. Ferries from Piraeus to Paros, especially during summer season, sail quite often; There are a few crossings on a daily basis.
Paros is an island for every taste. It is chosen by young travellers, families with children and by luxury travellers and VIPs. The number of beaches will exceed your expectations. Most of them consist of golden sand and feature a beach bar offering sunbeds and umbrellas. The most famous beaches of Paros are Kolymbithres, Santa Maria, Small Santa Maria, Molos, Martselo, Golden Beach, Livadia and Faragas. However, if you do not prefer the popular beaches, you can choose many of the 30 remaining.
As Paros is a big island compared to its Cycladic brothers, there are many coastal and mountain villages. The capital of Paros is called Parikia and the second biggest settlement is Naoussa Village. You also should not miss Lefkes Village, the highest built settlement of the island and its first capital. Aliki and Piso Livadi are the two amazing coastal settlements with picturesque small harbours and traditional fishing boats.
In Parikia you must visit one of the first Christian churches in Greece called Panagia Ekatontapiliani.
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