Passengers who travel by ferry from Paros to Athens arrive at the ports of Piraeus, Rafina or Lavrio with the fully equipped conventional or high-speed ferries!
One of the most visited island of Cyclades, Paros, is connected by various sailings with the capital of Greece, Athens. The three relative ports offer the possibility to travel to Paros either from Piraeus port situated near the center of the city or from Rafina and Lavrion ports located closer to Athens International Airport. Paros is one of the most popular destinations for summer vacations, so book your ferry tickets from Paros to Athens in advance, as they can sell out very quickly, especially during the summer months.
Paros to Athens ferry time
The Paros to Athens ferry time for the journey to Piraeus port with the conventional ships is estimated to be around 4 to 4,5 hours while if you decide to take the high-speed ferry in about 3 to 3,5 hours you will be at your destination. The same duration applies to the trips to Rafina and Lavrion ports, though, always depending on seasonality and the stops along the way to other Cycladic Islands. Whichever itinerary you choose, the ferries provide all the necessary amenities on board to make your trip enjoyable.
Ferry Schedule from Paros to Athens
The ferry schedule from Paros to Athens can vary and is determined by the ferry operators, mainly according to the seasonality. During winter time conventional ferries serve the route mostly with destination to Piraeus port once or twice a day. During spring and summer periods more sailings are added in order to enable the passengers to have more flexibility to book. In our updated booking engine you can find the type of vessels available for the date and time you want to travel.
Ferry to Piraeus, Rafina or Lavrion Port?
The opportunity to choose a ferry to Piraeus, Rafina or Lavrion port is very important, as you can arrange your booking more conveniently according to your travel schedule. If upon your return to Athens you prefer to visit the center of the town it is better to choose Piraeus port while if you are departing from the Athens International Airport, the best choice is the Rafina or Lavrion port.
Useful information for your trip
- Piraeus port can be very crowded, so care for showing up at least 1-3 hours earlier
- Paros port is very close to the center of the town (Chora). For transportation options in Paros, please visit the island’s dedicated page
- Take the chance to visit the nearby island of Naxos
- Visit our Rafina and Lavrio pages to get informed about how you can approach the Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”
- Be sure to be on time at Paros port for the check-in and embarkation