How to get from Koufonisia to Paros by Ferry

There are regular ferries sailing from Koufonisia to Paros every day of the week, taking between 1.5 and 3 hours and 20 minutes in duration. This guide has more details on traveling to Paros from Koufonissi.

Taking the ferry from Koufonissi to Paros in Greece

Paros island in Greece

Paros is a Cyclades island in Greece noted for beautiful seascapes, beaches and vibrant night life. Visitors of all types will find something to suit them from outdoor activities, lounging by the pool or visits to natural historical sites.

In recent years, it has become a very popular holiday destination, so you shouldn't visit thinking that this will be a quiet island like nearby gems such as Donoussa and Iraklia. It will certainly be a lot busier than Koufonisia, the island you are just leaving!

Instead, picture Paros as an island that caters to tourism well, and one where you can easily get around and see things with ease.

Travel from Koufonisia to Paros

Although the Greek island of Paros does have an international airport, you can't fly there from Koufonisia. The only way to take the journey from Koufonisia to Paros is by using the ferry network.

During the peak months of summer, there might be up to 2-3 ferries per day apart from Wednesday when there is just one from Koufonisia to Paros. These ferries to Paros from Koufonisia are operated by SeaJets and Blue Star Ferries.

Getting ready to board the Paros ferry from Koufonisia island

Koufonissi to Paros Ferry Schedules

Blue Star Ferries offer two different types of vessel on the Koufonissi to Paros ferry route.

One, is the large Blue Star Naxos which makes the crossing three times a week. The other, is the Highspeed 4 which crosses every day apart from Wednesday.

Seajets are the only ferry company which sails Koufonisia Paros every day of the week, but typically, they are more expensive.

For up to date schedules, latest prices, and to book tickets online I recommend: Ferryhopper

Ferries to Paros from Koufonisia

The fastest travel time by ferry from Koufonisia going to Paros takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes. The slowest ferry boat sailing to Paros from Koufonisia island takes around 3 hours and 20 minutes.

As a general rule, the faster the ferry, the more expensive the ticket may be. If you want to check schedules and book tickets for the ferry online, check out Ferryhopper.

Logaros Beach in Paros Greece

Paros Island Travel Tips

A few travel tips for visiting the Greek island of Paros:

  • Ferries depart from the main port in Chora in Koufonisia. Arriving ferries dock at the main port, Parikia in Paros.

  • For hotels in Paros, I recommend using Booking. They have a great selection of apartments in Paros and areas to consider staying include Chrissi Akti, Parikia, Naousa, Aliki, and Piso Livadi. If you are traveling to Paros in the tourist season, I advise reserving accommodation in Paros a month or so in advance.

  • For some quality beach time, head to these beaches in Paros: Santa Maria, Pounda, Chrissi Akti, Agia Irini, Monastiri, Logaras, and Kolymbithres. I've a deeper dive beach guide here: Beaches in Paros

  • I find that the Ferryhopper website is the best place to book ferry tickets online. I think it's better to book your Koufonisia to Paros ferry tickets a month or so in advance, especially during the high season.

How to make the trip from Koufonisia to Paros FAQ

A few of the questions readers ask about traveling to Paros from Koufonisia include:

How do you get to Paros from Koufonisia?

In order to make a trip from Koufonisia to Paros the best way is by ferry. There are up to 2-3 ferries per day apart from Wednesday when there is just one sailing to Paros island from Koufonisia.

Is there an airport in Paros?

The Greek island of Paros does have a small international airport, so you can fly directly there from some European cities as well as directly from Athens.

How long is the ferry ride from Koufonisia to Paros?

The ferries to the island of Paros from Koufonisia take between 1 hour and 30 minutes and 3 hours and 20 minutes. Ferry operators on the Koufonisia Paros route may include SeaJets and Blue Star Ferries.

Where do you get ferry tickets to Paros?

The easiest way to get hold of ferry tickets in Greece is by using Ferryhopper. Although I think it's better to book your Koufonisia to Paros ferry tickets in advance, you could also wait until you are in Greece, and use a travel agency.

Koufonisia to Paros ferry guide

Final thoughts:

If you're looking for a way to travel between the Cyclades islands of Koufonisia and Paros Island in Greece, then you'll take a ferry from the Greek ferry companies Blue Star Ferries or SeaJets. The trip duration for the Koufonissi ferry to Paros ranges from 1.5 to 3.5 hours depending which of the 2 ferry companies you use.

For up to date ferry schedules on this ferry crossing check out Ferryhopper.

You might also like to read: How to get from Athens to Paros

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