Paros in detail

Flights & getting there

Paros is a major ferry hub for onward travel to other islands in the Aegean. The port of Parikia is well-served by regular ferries from Piraeus and by connections to most of the other islands of the Cyclades, and also to Thessaloniki, Crete and the Dodecanese, as well as flights to Athens.

Air

From Paros Airport, a few kilometres south of Parikia, there are half a dozen daily flights to Athens (€75, 40 minutes) with Olympic Air (www.olympicair.com) and Sky Express (www.skyexpress.gr). Taxis from the airport to Parikia/Naoussa cost around €20/35.

Boat

Destinations from Paros include: Aegiali in Amorgos (€13 to €21.50, 3¼ to 5½ hours, five weekly), Katapola in Amorgos (€13 to €32, two to six hours, one to three daily), Anafi (€16, seven hours, two weekly), Astypalea (€37, five hours, four weekly), Donousa (€11 to €17.50, 2¼ to 2½ hours, five weekly), Folegandros (€9 to €60, 3½ to 6¼ hours, one to two daily), Ios (€11 to €27, 50 minutes to 5¼ hours, three to five daily), Iraklia (€11 to €17, 1¼ to six hours, four weekly), Iraklio (€55 to €75, four to 6½ hours, two to four daily), Koufonisia (€19 to €35, 1¼ to 3¼ hours, two to three daily), Mykonos (€18 to €32, 40 minutes to 1¼ hours, six to eight daily), Naxos (€6 to €24, 30 minutes to 1½ hours, five to seven daily), Piraeus (€33 to €40, 3¼ to 5¼ hours, three to six daily), Rafina (€31 to €46, 3¼ to 6¼ hours, three daily), Santorini (€20 to €46, two to 3½ hours, four to five daily), Schinousa (€7 to €35, 2¾ hours, one to two daily), Syros (€7 to €35, 1½ to 2¼ hours, one to two daily), Tinos (€34 to €39, 1½ to 2½ hours, four to five daily).