Sea-taxis leave from the Parikia quay for beaches around Paros and to Antiparos. Tickets range from €8 to €15 and are available on board.


Frequent buses link Parikia and Naoussa (€1.80) directly. Buses also run from Parikia to east-coast beaches such as Piso Livadi (€2.40), Hrysi Akti (Golden Beach; €3) and Dryos (€3). Some of these services run via Naoussa, some via Lefkes (€1.80).

There are frequent buses to Pounta (for the Antiparos ferry; €1.80) and Aliki (€1.80).

Tickets can be purchased from machines at the bus terminals, and at kiosks and mini-markets island-wide, or from the driver at a slightly higher rate.

Car & Motorcycle

There are rental outlets along the waterfront in Parikia and all around the island. In August the minimum cost is about €45 per day for car hire and €20 for a motorbike. A good outfit is Acropolis.


Taxis gather beside the roundabout in Parikia. Fares include the airport (€20), Naoussa (€13), Pounta (€12), Lefkes (€14) and Piso Livadi (€22). Add €1 if going from the port. There are extra charges for booking ahead, and for luggage.