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Travel information for Ferries.
Ships and Ferries to Paros - Cycladic Islands.

Paros and the Cyclades in general are connected
to the ports of Piraeus and Rafina. From Paros
you can also visit the nearby Cycladic islands of
Ios, Santorini, Kimolos, Naxos.

In addition, there are ferry connection from Paros
ferry to the islands of Crete, Rhodes, and basically all Dodecanese and East Aegean Islands via a third island.

Your trip to Paros can be with a conventional ferry boat, by Highspeed or Flying dolphin depending on
the day, the time and the ferry company you wish
to travel with.

If you select to visit Paros with the conventional
ferry your trip will take about 5-7 hours while with
a Highspeed ferry 3.5-4.5 hours depending on how
many ports the ferry will call at on the way.

Ferries from Piraeus to Paros run all year round
on a daily basis. In summer of course there are more departures to choose from.

1. Piraeus - Paros - Naxos - Santorini
2. Piraeus - Paros - Naxos - Ios - Santorini
3. Piraeus - Paros - Naxos - Ios - Sikinos
Folegandros - Santorini - Anafi
4. Piraeus - Syros - Paros - Naxos - Ios
Santorini
5. Heraklion - Santorini - Ios - Paros
Mykonos - Skopelos - Skiathos
Thessaloniki
6. Thessaloniki - Skiathos - Skopelos
Syros - Tinos - Mykonos - Paros
Naxos - Ios - Santorini - Heraklion

Attention !
The above mentioned information is subject to alteration. To be sure about correct schedules, departure and arrival times of conventional and highspeed ferries check the ONLINE Booking System.

Paros Ferries Cycladic Islands

Ships and Ferries to the island of Paros in the Cyclades
Travel Information for ferries to Paros. Island of Paros Cyclades.

ON LINE Booking System for seats and tickets in real time.

Starting your reservation through the online booking system you can select to have your tickets
sent to you or to collect them from the port office on the day of departure about 2 hours
before departure simply by giving your reservation code and showing your ID card.

We wish you a pleasant trip!

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Α multileg reservation allows you
to combine 2 to 4 domestic routes
(routes within Greece) in one reservation,
even if the selected departures are
operated by different ferry companies.

Travel Guide Paros Island Cyclades Greece

PAROS > HISTORY

History of Paros Island Cyclades Greece

Paros was inhabited for the first time during the neoclassical period about 4000 BC. From 3000 BC the island begins its development and in 2000 BC it is connected with Minoan Crete. Due to this it was named Minois or Minoa and became the centre of the Cycladic culture of the time.

Then, in 1100 BC a group of Arcadians, with Paros as its leader, installs itself on the island and the island is named after him. During the 8th century BC it was inhabited by the Iones and gained economically and artistically. This progress, along with small intervals of recession, continued up to the Hellenic years. A large part of its growth was owed to the reserves of famed marble, from which many famous sculptures of antiquity and important temples were made.

After the end of the Persian Wars, Paros became a member of the Athenian Alliance, while during the Peloponnese War it remained neutral. From 378 BC it became a member of the second Athenian Alliance and from then on followed the fate of the other Cyclades. It acceded to the Macedonians, to Ptolemeous and finally to the Romans.

During the Byzantine Years, it fell into obscurity, plagued by pirate raids. In the 13th century it passed to the Venetians under the administrative control of the Duchy of Naxos. In 1537 it was looted by Barbarossa and suffered the largest destruction in its history. Consequently, the weakened Paros fell into the hands of the Turks in 1560 and this led to its complete decline. In the revolution of 1821 Paros took an active part led by Manto Mavrogenou.

Throughout its history Paros was a participant in the development of the arts and literature producing eminent sculptors, painters, poets and philosophers. One of the most renowned poets of antiquity was Arhilohos. The famed Paros marble, was known in antiquity as Parios stone, the material used by sculptors of antiquity for their unique sculptures, such as Hermes of Praxiteli, Milos Venus, the statue of the goddess Athina in Aegina, pediments of temples, headstones, the horseman in the Citadel of Athens, the statue in the Ramnounda, the epitaph column in Amorgos and many others.