Everything you need to know about taking the Naxos to Paros Ferry

The ferry from Naxos to Paros sails 8 or 9 times a day during the summer, and ferry ticket prices start at 15 Euros.

Naxos to Paros ferry guide

Traveling from Naxos to Paros

If you are planning your first Greek island hopping experience, you can't make it much easier than aiming to travel between Naxos and Paros islands in the Cyclades.

Not only are Paros and Naxos geographically close together, but they also have great tourist infrastructure and regular ferry connections between the two.

Additionally, the earliest ferry from Naxos leaves at 07.20 in the morning, and the last ferry arrives at Paros at 23.05, which means you can travel pretty much at any time you like.

In fact, it is very easy to put together your own day trip from Naxos to Paros and back by ferry just by using the regular ferry services.

That said, the more expensive ferry tickets (32.90) might give you more time in Paros.

Check the latest timetables and buy tickets for the ferry from Naxos to Paros at: Ferryscanner

A seajets ferry on the Naxos to paros ferry route

Ferry Naxos to Paros

During the busy summer months, there may be between 5 and 7 ferries per day from Naxos to Paros. These ferries to Paros from Naxos are operated by SeaJets, Hellenic Seaways, Golden Star Ferries, Minoan Lines, and Blue Star Ferries.


The quickest ferry from Naxos going to Paros takes just 10 minutes. It’s an unbelievable quick trip on the aptly named SeaJets Express Jet which costs 32.90 Euros. You might end up waiting longer in the covered passengers waiting area at Naxos Port than on the ferry itself!

covered waiting area naxos ferry port

The slowest Naxos Paros ferry takes around 50 minutes, and this is a Blue Star crossing. Blue Star have by far the cheapest tickets though at 15.00 Euros

As a general rule, the faster the ferry, the more expensive the ticket may be. You might find that the SeaJets ferry Naxos Paros service is twice the price of the Blue Star Ferries!

Where can I book cheap ferry tickets from Naxos to Paros?

The easiest way to book a ferry ticket online is by using Ferryhopper. This is a good site to compare prices on the Paros ferry route, and you can also easily book ferry tickets online.

If you're flexible with your travel dates, you may be able to get lower ticket prices for this ferry trip.

The cheapest ticket start from around 15 Euro during the high season. The more expensive tickets on the Naxos route to Paros cost 33 Euro.

Holders of the Blue Star Loyalty card may find some discounts when taking a car ferry.

Naxos Paros ferry boarding

Day trip from Naxos to Paros

As these two Cyclades islands are next door to each other, it makes it very easy to take a day trip using conventional ferries.

You'd of course want to take one of the earliest ferries leaving from Naxos port. In 2021, the first ferry to Paros leaves from Naxos ferry port at 09.30.

On arrival in Parikia, you could spend the day in the town itself, hire a vehicle to see areas of the island such as Paros Park, or use the bus services to head to a beach such as Golden Beach.

Golden Beach organized beach

Then, simply take a late ferry from Paros port back to Naxos. Most days, it's the Blue Star Patmos vessel once more, leaving either at 22.00 or 22.30 from the main town port.

I suggest checking the ferry schedule and making sure you have the direct ferries tickets pre-booked by using Ferryhopper.

Paros Island Travel Tips

Paros is a popular holiday destination in the Cyclades group in Greece. A few travel tips for visiting Paros island:

  • Ferries sail from the port in Naxos Town (Chora) in Naxos. Arriving ferries dock at the main port, Parikia in Paros.

  • For hotels and accommodation, take a look at my guide on the best area to stay in Paros. I recommend using Booking as they have a great selection of hotels in Paros and areas to consider staying include Piso Livadi, Naousa, Aliki, Parikia, and Chrissi Akti. If you are traveling to Paros in the the busiest months of summer, I advise reserving where to stay in Paros a month or so in advance.

  • Make sure to check out these beaches in Paros: Kolymbithres, Logaras, Santa Maria, Pounda, Chrissi Akti, Agia Irini, and Monastiri. More here: Best beaches in Paros

  • One of the best places to look at ferry schedules and to book tickets online is at Ferryhopper. I suggest you book your Naxos to Paros ferry tickets in advance, especially during the busiest months for travel, as you might find the cheaper ferry tickets sell out faster.

How to take a trip from Naxos to Paros FAQ

Questions that people ask about traveling to Paros from Naxos include:

How can you get to Paros from Naxos?

The only way to make a trip from Naxos to Paros is by taking a ferry. There are between 5 and 7 ferries per day sailing to Paros from Naxos.

Can I fly from Naxos to Paros?

Although both Naxos and Paros islands have airports, it is not possible to fly between the two islands. The airports on these islands currently only have flights to and from Athens.

Is there an airport in Paros?

Paros island does have an airport, which has flight connections with Athens.

How many hours is the ferry from Naxos to Paros?

The ferries to the Greek island of Paros from Naxos take between half an hour and 50 minutes. Ferry operators on the Naxos Paros route may include SeaJets and Blue Star Ferries.

Where do I buy ferry tickets to Paros?

Ferryhopper is perhaps the easiest site to use when it comes to booking Ferry tickets online. Although I suggest you book your Naxos to Paros ferry tickets in advance, you might also prefer to use a travel agency in Greece when you have arrived.

How do I get from Naxos to Paros?

There are 6 ferry companies offering ferry services between the Greek islands of Naxos and Paros in the Cycladic islands group.

Is there a high-speed ferry from Naxos to Paros?

The fastest ferry taking 30 min to make the trip from Naxos to Paros. You can also find ferries that take 1 hr and a bit more if you have time or want to save a few Euros.

What is the distance between Naxos and Paros?

The distance across the Aegean Sea between Naxos and Paros is just 11 nautical miles (about 20km).

Which island is bigger, Naxos or Paros?

Naxos is the largest island in the Cyclades island chain. The whole island has an area of 429.8 km².

Naxos to Paros Greek Island Hopping

Naxos Paros Ferry Route

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