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How to get to Paros

Paros is located in the Cyclades in the southern Aegean Sea, just to the west of Naxos and around 150 km (93 miles) southeast of Piraeus on the mainland of Greece.

The Cyclades island group also includes Mykonos, Ios, Naxos, Milos and Santorini, plus a number of smaller islands.

The most convenient route to Paros is by air to Paros National Airport (PAS), located in the southwestern part of the island, about 10km (6.2mi) from Parikia, the port and capital.

Most international flights connect via Athens International Airport (ATH).

Parikía harbour is a major hub for ferries and catamarans, running to and from neighbouring islands in the Cyclades such as Naxos, Ios, Mykonos and Santorini, as well as daily sailings to and from Piraeus – the port of Athens.

By sea, the quickest route to Paros is from Piraeus by high-speed catamaran, taking 2 hours 50 minutes; by ferry, the same trip takes 4 hours 10 minutes.

Alternatively, high-speed catamarans also operate from the port of Rafina, taking 3 hours 20 minutes; several ferry operators also service this route daily.

Rafina is located on the eastern coast of Attica, only 17km (10.5mi) from Athens Airport (ATH), around 30 minutes by bus and 15 minutes by taxi; and 25km (16mi) east of Athens city centre, around 1 hour 15 minutes by bus.

By high-speed catamaran, Paros is 30 minutes from Naxos and 40 minutes from Mykonos.


Flight times to Paros

The following are the most convenient and quickest routes to Paros National Airport (PAS).

Within Greece: Sky Express and Olympic Air offer frequent daily flights to Paros.

Athens to Paros is 40 min, direct flight


From United Kingdom: British Airways, easyJet, Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air offer the most convenient daily scheduled flights to Paros.

London to Paros is 5 hrs 15 min, with connecting flightˆ
Manchester to Paros is 6 hrs 45 min, with connecting flightˆ


From France: Air France and Sky Express offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Paros.

Paris to Paros is 5 hrs 10 min, with connecting flightˆ


From Germany: Lufthansa, Eurowings, Sky Express, Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air offer the most convenient flights to Paros.

Berlin to Paros is 4 hrs 25 min, connecting flightˆ
Dusseldorf to Paros is 4 hrs 45 min, connecting flightˆ
Frankfurt to Paros is 5 hrs 15 min, connecting flightˆ
Hamburg to Paros is 7 hrs 25 min, connecting flightˆ
Munich to Paros is 4 hrs 25 min, connecting flightˆ


From United States: Delta Airlines, Air France, Lufthansa, United Airlines, American Airlines, Sky Express and Olympic Air offer the most convenient daily scheduled flights to Paros.

Atlanta to Paros is 14 hrs 43 min, with connecting flightˆ
Boston to Paros is 12 hrs 40 min, with connecting flightˆ
Chicago to Paros is 12 hrs 5 min, with connecting flightˆ
Dallas-Fort Worth to Paros is 15 hrs 35 min, with connecting flightˆ
New York to Paros is 10 hrs 55 min, with connecting flightˆ
Los Angeles to Paros is 16 hrs 55 min, with connecting flightˆ
San Francisco to Paros is 16 hrs 40 min, with connecting flightˆ


From Canada: Air Canada, Air Transat and Olympic Air offer the most convenient daily scheduled flights to Paros.

Toronto to Paros is 11 hrs 25 min, with connecting flightˆ
Montreal to Paros is 10 hrs 35 min, with connecting flightˆ
Vancouver to Paros is 15 hrs 25 min, with connecting flightˆ


From Australia: Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, Emirates, Etihad, Scoot Tigerair and Olympic Air offer the most convenient daily scheduled flights to Paros.

Adelaide to Paros is 23 hrs 25 min, with connecting flightˆ
Brisbane to Paros is 24 hrs 5 min, with connecting flightˆ
Sydney to Paros is 24 hrs 15 min, with connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to Paros is 23 hrs 55 min, with connecting flightˆ
Perth to Paros is 21 hrs 50 min, with connecting flightˆ


From New Zealand: Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways and Olympic Air offer the most convenient daily scheduled flights to Paros.

Auckland to Paros is 28 hrs 40 min, with connecting flightˆ


From Singapore: Scoot Tigerair and Olympic Air offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Paros.

Singapore to Paros is 13 hrs 45 min, with connecting flightˆ

(ˆincludes transfer time.)


Flying in

Paros National Airport (PAS) is located about 10km (6.2mi) from the port of Parikia.

A bus service operates from the airport terminal to Paros town, taking 25 minutes. Taxis are also available from the terminal. Some hotels offer a pick-up service by prior arrangement.


Entry requirements

A passport valid for at least six months beyond intended period of stay, a return/onward ticket and proof of sufficient funds. No visa is required for a stay of up to 90 days.


Getting around

The local bus service offers an inexpensive way to explore the island. Cars, motorcycles and mopeds can also be hired. Taxis are also available; just negotiate the fare beforehand.

Sea taxis operate frequently from Parikia quay for beaches around Paros and to Antiparos. Tickets are available on board.

Frequent buses link Parikia and Naoussa, as well as popular destinations such as the Golden Beach, Prodromos, Marmara from both towns. Buses also connect Parikia to Pounta (for the Antiparos ferry) and the airport.

Tickets can be purchased from vending machines at bus terminals, kiosks and minimarkets island-wide, or from the bus driver.

There are numerous car and motorcycle rental outlets along the waterfront in Parikia, Naoussa and at other locations around the island.


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Latest update: How to get to Paros: 7 April, 2020


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