Paros lies almost in the center of the Cyclades islands. An
area of 209 sq. km makes Paros the largest island in the Cyclades apart from Naxos
is the smaller island, next to Paros and should be included in your itenerary.
There are many reasons which made Paros a popular holiday destination. Beautiful
beaches, traditional architecture, picturesque settlements like Parikia
and Naoussa, the timeless
sense of life in the Greek islands.
Paros can be reached by plane from
Athens (there are about six daily flights to Paros) and by boat from Piraeus and
Rafina (there are more than 6 daily connections by boat). The distance from Piraeus
is 95 miles and from Rafina 82 miles. During summer there are connections with
other Cyclades islands with smaller boats and about 15 boats per day from Paros
to Antiparos. More on transportation.
For island hopping the closest islands are: Naxos
and Amorgos to the East Mykonos, Syros, Tinos and Andros to the North
Sifnos, Milos, Sikinos and Folegandros to the SW Serifos to the West and
Ios and Santorini to the South.