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Paros Charter base - Cyclades Sailing in Greece


Paros Island Parikia Aerial Photo Charter GreeceTHE MARINA
Parikia (Paroikia) port is located in Paroikia bay which is the main port of Paros island for all kinds of vessels. The taxi ride from the airport (yes, there is a small airport in Paros) to the marina takes about 20 minutes. The ferry terminal from the marina is a 10-minutes walk.


HOW TO REACH OUR PAROS BASE
Paros Island can be reached by plane or by ferry. The new airport opened in 2016 taking over all operations of the old airport, unfortunately, it still only facilitates domestic flights that run daily from Athens by Olympic Air, Aegean Airlines, and Sky Express and cost approximately 60-100 Euro per person. The flying time from Athens to Paros is about 35 minutes. The airport is located 10km away from the capital of Paros. In Parikia, you can find public buses that run frequently from/to the A Small Airplane Morning flight from Athens to Parosairport. Taxis are also available. If you prefer a charter flight to reach the island, it gets a bit more complicated but maybe worth the trouble. All major tour operators that book holidays in Paros arrange their charter flights to Mykonos Island or Athens and then a ferry to Paros. The airport of Mykonos caters dozens of international flights on a daily basis from most European cities. From there, you can take a taxi to the port (which will cost you about 10 Euro) and a hydrofoil or catamaran (fast boats) to Paros which will cost you approx. 15 Euro and you will be in Paros in 40 minutes.

From May to September there are more than 3-4 ferries leaving every day from Piraeus Port (Athens) to Paros (Ticket cost Euro 30 - 35 per person and duration 3-5.5 hours). During off-season months (April and October), the ferry connections are reduced significantly.


MEETING POINT/OFFICE
The EASY SAILING meeting point is directly onto your yacht.

MOORINGS
Berth stern-to or bows-to in the inner harbor or in calm weather, off the outside of the mole. No mooring lines are available in the marina, PLEASE USE YOUR ANCHOR!

FACILITIES

Water is available on the quay. No 220V power installation is yet available on the dock. The base staff uses a portable generator which can only be used when necessary.
Fuel is delivered on the quay by a car-tanker.
The main street is a 3-minute walk from the dock and the main town of Paros a 10-minute walk.
Taxis you will find at the big square on your way to the main town in less than 10 minutes walk. The base staff can call a taxi for you.
The local bus terminal connecting Paros with many villages/ beaches of the island is at the North end of Parikia town.
ATM cash point and a couple of banks are located near the yacht's pier.
No specific parking area is found in the "marina" area. The base manager will advise you the safest place to park your car.
No WC showers/ toilets are available in the marina.
Sightseeing and yacht holidays in Paros Island Cyclades Greece
SIGHTSEEING IN PAROS

For more information on interesting places and other sailing tips, you may check our EASY SAILING web page of Paros Island

PROVISIONING
There is a big-chain supermarket just opposite the marina. More supermarkets can be found in close distance to the marina as well.

RESTAURANTS
Many tavernas, restaurants, cafes and bars are located within walking distance of the yachts berths, though more options are found in the Parikia main town marina.

THE WEATHER

The prevailing wind in this area blows from N-NW at force 4-6B. For more weather details you may check EASY SAILING GREECE web page for the major sailing area of the Cyclades islands

HAZARDS
Beware of the rocks Ag. Spiridhonos, Vouves, Kaki Skala, Peponas on the N-NW side of the port entrance.
When too windy, the port is dangerous and it is advisable you leave the dock and stay the night on the anchor, at the North end of the big bay as near the beach as possible.