How to get from Paros to Anafi island in Greece

There are only 2 or 3 ferries per week sailing from Paros to Anafi during the summer tourist season. The quickest journey is on a Blue Star Ferries vessel, taking 4 hours and 50 minutes.

Traveling from Paros to Anafi by ferry in Greece

Traveling to Anafi from Paros by ferry

It has to be said, that getting to the Greek island of Anafi is a bit of a mission, no matter where you want to leave from!

Perhaps the inconvenience of the journey is what has helped keep Anafi such a special place. Perhaps the inconvenience of the journey is what has helped keep Anafi such a special place. It's totally worth the time you'll spend to get there!

Paros Anafi Ferry Crossings

If you want to visit Anafi directly after spending time in Paros, you'll only find 2 or 3 crossings per week during the summer months.

These ferries to Anafi from Paros are operated by Blue Star Ferries and SeaJets.

Due to the distance between the two islands, you shouldn't expect the travel time to be very quick!

The travel duration ranges between 5 and 8 hours from when the boat leaves the port of Paros. While you can buy snacks and drinks onboard, you might want to bring some of your own.

You can find the latest ferry ticket prices for the Paros – Anafi route here: Ferryhopper.

Paros Anafi on Blue Star Ferries

The best choice of ferry is the Blue Star Ferries offering which sails twice a week.

This is a large, comfortable ferry that also takes vehicles, so if you are Greek island hopping with a car, it's a good choice.

Typically sailing on a Thursday and a Sunday between Paros and Anafi, the crossing takes just slightly less the 5 hours.

Check this and other ferry routes at Ferryhopper.

SeaJets Ferries from Paros to Anafi

SeaJets vessels are only sporadically scheduled on this route, and departure times vary.

Although it's one of the high speed ferries, the travel times are longer due to it stopping at other islands on the way.

This is the slowest ferry sailing to Anafi from Paros island, taking around 8 hours and 55 minutes to reach its destination.

If you want to check schedules and book tickets for the ferry online, check out Ferryhopper.

Anafi Island Travel Tips

A few travel tips that might help you plan an itinerary when visiting Anafi island after Paros:

  • Ferries leave from the main port, Parikia in Paros. Aim to be at the Paros ferry port about an hour before you are due to board to allow for traffic on the island.

  • Ferries arrive at the main port of Anafi at Agios Nikolaos.

When you are on vacation, one of the most important things to consider is where you are going to stay. You want a place that is comfortable, affordable, and in a good location. The best areas to stay in Anafi are Roukounas, and Chora.

Our top choice for hotels in Anafi are:

If you are traveling to Anafi in the busiest months for travel, I advise reserving rooms to rent in Anafi a month or so in advance.

  • Make sure to check out these beaches in Anafi: Monastiri, Flamourou, Katsouni, Klisidi, and Roukounas.

  • One of the best places to look at ferry schedules and to book tickets online is at Ferryhopper. I think it's better that you book your Paros to Anafi ferry tickets in advance, especially during the high season just in case the route sells out on the day you want to travel.

How to take the journey from Paros to Anafi FAQ

A few common question about traveling to Anafi from Paros include:

How can we get to Anafi from Paros?

The only way to take a trip from Paros to Anafi is by ferry boat. There are between 2 and 3 ferries per week sailing to the Cyclades island of Anafi from Paros.

Is there an airport on Anafi?

The Greek island of Anafi does not have its own airport. The only way to reach Anafi is by ferry.

How long is the ferry crossing from Paros to Anafi?

The ferries to Anafi from Paros take between 4 hours and 50 minutes and 8 hours and 55 minutes. Ferry operators on the Paros Anafi route may include Blue Star Ferries and SeaJets.

Where do you get ferry tickets to Anafi?

Ferryhopper is perhaps the easiest site to use when it comes to booking Ferry tickets online. I think it's better that you book your Paros to Anafi ferry tickets in advance, you might also go to a travel agency in Greece after you arrive.

How to travel from Paros to Anafi island in Greece

Paros Anafi Ferry Route

You should have been able to find answers in this post on taking the ferry from Paros to Anafi. As mentioned, the best place to find an up to date ferry schedule between these two Cyclades islands is at Ferryhopper. You can easily see what crossings are on offer for the days you want to travel, and book your ferry tickets there.

Have you taken any ferry trips on the route Paros to Anafi and have any insights to share? Do you have any questions about these ferry connections and routes? Leave a message below, and I'll get back to you!

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Dave is a travel writer based in Greece As well as creating this guide to ferries from Paros to Anafi, he's written many more guides to Greece and the islands. Join Dave on social media for travel inspiration from Greece and beyond:

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