Paros ferry port is situated in the settlement of Parikia on the west coast of the island. The stylish Cycladic town has a wonderful 13th century Venetian castle as well as sandy beaches and is lined on its seaside with cafés, restaurants and bars. From Paros port, the following ferry companies offer their services to multiple destinations around the island: Blue Star Ferries, Aegean Speed Lines, Sea Jets and Hellenic Seaways. Travelers can easily hop on a Paros ferry to get to Ios, Katapola/ Amorgos, Koufonissi, Mykonos, Rethymnon/ Crete, Naxos, Piraeus/ Athens, Santorini and Rafina/ Athens. Some of the above mentioned destinations are accessible on a seasonal basis.
Hellenic Seaways and Sea Jets offer seasonal Paros ferry routes to Heraklion/ Crete, Milos and Tinos. Trips to Syros and Schinoussa are seasonally available with Blue Star Ferries and Hellenic Seaways. In addition, Blue Star Ferries plies regularly between Paros port and Aegiali/ Amorgos, Astypalea, Donousa and Iraklia, as well as Anafi, Kalymnos, Kastelorizo, Kos, Nisyros, Rhodes, Symi and Tilos on a seasonal basis. Furthermore, Hellenic Seaways provides seasonal routes from the port of Paros to Evdilos/ Ikaria, Folegandros, Fourni, Iraklia, Karlovassi/ Samos, Kea, Kimolos, Kythnos, Lavrio/ Athens, Sikinos, Serifos and Sifnos.