The Paros Ios ferry route connects Cyclades Islands with Cyclades Islands and is currently operated by 3 ferry companies. Blue Star Ferries operate their crossing up to 10 times per week, Nel Lines 4 times per week & the Hellenic Seaways service is available up to 13 times per week.
There are a combined 27 sailings available per week on the Paros Ios crossing between Cyclades Islands and Cyclades Islands and with 3 ferry companies on offer it is advisable to compare all to make sure you get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.
"Trip from Paros to Ios"
A really good experience, ship was on time, getting passengers on and off the ferry was achieved in minimum time possible and with efficiency, staff to be congratulated. Only downside someone was sitting in our seats and asked if they could stay there and could we sit in theirs, which is not really helpful especially when it meant my husband and I were separated but this seems to be a normal occurrence on ferries people do not sit in the seats allocated to them.
'Anonymous' travelled Paros Ios with Hellenic Seaways on HighspeedRead More Read Less
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'Dominique' travelled Paros Ios with Hellenic Seaways on HighspeedRead More Read Less
Located in the Cyclades group of islands, the Greek island of Paros lies in the Aegean Sea, to the west of the island of Naxos from which it is separated by a channel that is around 8 km wide. The island is 160 km to the south east of the Port of Piraeus. Historically known for its fine white marble, which gave rise to the term 'Parian' to describe marble or china of similar qualities, the marble mines and quarries have now been abandoned and can be found around the island. Today, the island's principal source of income is derived from tourism. The capital of Paros, Parikia, is a typically beautiful Cycladic village with whitewashed houses and lovely grand neoclassical mansions. Standing atop a hill in the centre of the village is a 13th century Venetian castle which provides glorious views of the town and surrounding area. There is also an important ecclesiastical attraction in the town in the form of the 6th century Church of Panayia Ekatontapyliani, also known as Katapoliani.
The island's port is also in Parikia and hosts both conventional ferries and high speed ferries. Ferries generally depart to Piraeus and to the other islands of the Cyclades.
The Greek island of Ios is part of the Cyclades group of islands and lies in the Aegean Sea between the islands of Santorini and Naxos. The island has a popular night economy, lovely beaches and a number of historical monuments which are popular with visitors. The island has been popular with tourists from around the world for many years and is definitely one of the most popular of the Cyclades islands. Chora is a typical Greek village on the island with traditional whitewashed buildings, winding streets and many colourful flowers. However, at night the sleepy village comes alive with many places to socialise.
Around the island there are many beaches with soft white sand just waiting to be explored, all of which are blessed with crystal clear waters. Perhaps the island's most popular beach is Mylopotas which is lined with bars, restaurants and places to hire water sport related equipment, and is over 1 km long. However, if you require a more secluded beach experience then Valmas or Kolitsani beaches are a good choice.