Santorini to Paros – 2021 Ferries

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by Santorini Dave • Updated: March 16, 2021

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Note: In 2021, all transportation to and around Greece will be impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Please use ferryhopper and kayak to find the most recently updated routes and schedules.

• Updated: Download and print the Greece Ferry Health Questionnaire for domestic ferry travel to the Greek islands

Greek Ferry Essentials

  • is the best way to buy tickets for Santorini to Paros ferries. It’s also good for researching ferry timetables, costs, and schedules.
  • Most ferries do not sell out. But for peace of mind, book tickets 2 to 3 months in advance.
  • Many tickets (when booked through FerryHopper) are e-tickets which means you do not have to pick up a paper ticket before boarding.
  • If a ticket purchased online doesn’t have a barcode that usually means you’ll need to pick up a real ticket when in Greece. This is most often done at the ferry port 30 to 45 minutes before departure. Don’t worry about pick up – it’s easy and effortless and usually very close to your actual ferry.
  • Ferries will leave on-time from their first departure port in the morning (usually large ports like Piraeus, Heraklion, and Rhodes) but will be late arriving and departing from all onward ports (e.g. Naxos). Usually getting later as the day progresses.
  • Most areas in Greece, including Athens and Naxos, have public transportation strikes throughout the year. These strikes can affect all forms of transit, including, buses, trains, ferries, flights, and taxis. During strikes no buses, no ferries, and only a handful of trains and flights will depart on time (or at all); taxis tend to be the least affected mode of transport. Though strikes can occur any time, there is always a huge strike on May 1. Avoid booking any ferries, flights, or trains that day.

Santorini to Paros 2021 Ferry Schedule

Note: In 2021, all ferry routes and schedules may be impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Please use ferryhopper to find the most recently updated information.

• Updated: Download and print the Greece Ferry Health Questionnaire for domestic ferry travel to the Greek islands

    The islands of Santorini and Paros are well-connected by ferry in the busy summer tourist season, with more frequent ferries in July and August than in May, June, and September. Ferries depart Athinios Port in Santorini from early morning until mid-afternoon, with the latest ferry leaving Santorini at about 3:30pm. (See our Guide to the Santorini Ferry Port.) The length of the ride ranges from 2 to 5 1/2 hours, depending on what boat you choose and how many stops it makes. Blue Star ferries are larger, more stable, and generally slower, usually taking about 3 1/2 hours for the journey. Smaller high-speed catamarans can make the journey in about two hours. Ticket prices range from around €22 to €85.

    In summer of 2021, the following ferries from Santorini to Paros may be available:

  • 6:45am Blue Star car/passenger ferry (3.5 hours)
  • 8:00am Seajets catamaran ferry (2 hours, 10 minutes)
  • 11:00am Minoan Lines catamaran ferry (2 hours)
  • 12:15pm Seajets catamaran ferry (5.5 hours)
  • 12:15pm Golden Star catamaran ferry (2 hours, 10 minutes)
  • 12:30pm Seajets catamaran ferry (2 hours)
  • 3:30pm Blue Star passenger ferry (3.25 hours)

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