How to get to Paros from Athens

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For your next holiday, we’re excited to welcome you aboard our Emelia catamaran for a private cruise in the Cyclades. Based on the attractive island of Paros, we await you to begin your odyssey. Easily accessible, Paros is well-served and offers multiple means to reach us. Traveling to Paros from Athens or any other Cyclades island can be adapted to your needs and budget for a journey by plane, ferry or speedboat.
Everything’s explained here as a dream vacation awaits you in paradise!

Arriving in Greece by plane

There is no regular international flight to Paros for now. However, depending on your departure city, charter flights to Paros can be found, particularly during the summer holidays. Paros Airport is located in Aliki, 9 km from the port of Parikia, where we are moored.

If international flights from your airport do not serve Paros, don’t panic! Several arrival cities in Greece allow you to reach our beautiful island quickly and directly. Athens is most commonly used, though other Cyclades islands with an airport such as Santorini, Mykonos, or Heraklion in Crete are just as accessible. Feel free to jaunt off to one of these islands before or after your cruise!

Getting to Paros by plane

From Athens, daily connections via Olympic Air, Aegean Airlines, or the new Sky Express reach Paros in 35 to 45 minutes. Once you’ve arrived on Paros, a 15-minute taxi ride will bring you directly to the port of Parikia, where our sailboat awaits.

This solution is convenient if you arrive in Athens via an international flight, though it will be more expensive than the seaway, not to mention less typical and fun!

Getting to Paros by ferry

  • From Athens: Piraeus is the main port of Athens with a direct bus connection from the airport (an approximate1-hour journey). This is where the regular ferries leave for Paros, mainly with the company Blue Star Ferries. The trip from Piraeus to your destination at the port of Parikia lasts between 4 and 5 hours. You can also find ferries to Paros from other ports in Athens such as Rafina and Lavrion.

We strongly advise you book your place in advance directly on the ferry company website if you want sheltered seating (though it’s most fun on the deck, believe us when we say it can get much hotter here than on our catamaran, particularly during the summer months without any shade!).

In high season, high-speed ferries also depart from Piraeus or the port of Rafina to reach Paros in less than 3 hours. It is faster but more expensive!
You can take a look at all the Greek ferries schedules here.

  • From another island of the Cyclades: Paros is centrally located in the Aegean Sea and therefore easy to get to by ferry from many Cyclades islands. Don’t hesitate to travel from those sporting an airport such as Mykonos or Santorini, from a smaller island like Naxos, Milos, Ios, Serifos, Sifnos, Tinos, or even any of the Little Cyclades such as Amorgos.

Feel free to extend your stay on these islands to discover the beautiful, typical, and colourful Cyclades. Before planning your trip, take a look at the ferry connections from one island to another as they do not run every day, especially to and from the Little Cyclades. It would be such a shame to miss the start of your cruise on Emelia!

  • From Crete: If your international flight arrives in Heraklion, you will find in high season conventional ferries and a few high-speed ferries from the port of Heraklion to Paros.

Once in Parikia – Paros – Greece…

Our catamaran Lagoon 39 is ready for you with Nikos waiting on board. It’s time to pick up the final things you’ll need for Life aboard and join us, to enjoy your well-deserved vacation aboard a sublime sailboat, which will take you to quiet places amongst crystal clear waters… are you dreaming of it already? All you have to do is book your trip to Paros now for this dream to become reality!

Drone view of the catamaran in a Greek bay with guests chilling on-board

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