Getting around Paros
The island is well served by an efficient public transport service. It is possible to turn and move to Paros by bus, car and scooter. Everything, of course, depends on your needs.
The road service is operated by the Greek KTEL. You can move around Paros on comfortable and efficient buses all day long, both in winter and in summer. It is precisely in the high season, obviously, with the influx of tourists, that the means are more frequent. Above all in the most important lines.
Parikia, capital of the island, is the base to reach the beaches, the viallages and the various points of interest of the island. Parikia - Naoussa is one of the busiest lines. The journey takes about 25 minutes. In high season, buses start at around 30 '. Another rather busy line is that which connects the capital to Aliki.
The Parikia-Marathi-Kostos-Lefkes-Prodromos-Marmara-Marpissa- Piso Livadi- Logaras-Punda Beach- Golden Beach-Drios line connects numerous beaches and points of interest on the island. By bus, you can also reach other destinations such as Voutakos, the airport, and, of course, Punda to embark for Antiparos.
On KTEL buses you can transport your friends to 4 legs. Animals must weigh no more than 10kg, and have a veterinary certificate printed during the last 12 months. A maximum of two animals are allowed, locked in an approved carry-cot.
The price varies according to distance and distance. For short / medium-haul routes, the minimum price is € 1,80 per person. This is the case, for example, of the ticket from Parikia to Punda, Naoussa, Aliki or the airport.
A day ticket is also available, at a cost, in our opinion excessive, of well 9,00 € per person. The ticket allows you to use all the buses in Paros during a whole day.
Tickets can be purchased on the buses and at the main KTEL station in Parikia and Naoussa; at many merchants, kiosks and mini markets of Parikia, Naoussa, Lefkes, Prodromos, Marmara, Marpisa, Piso Livadi, Drios, Aliki, Punda, Voutakos and Antiparos.
The island is perfect to be discovered by car. The streets of Paros are mostly flat and, above all, paved. There are no large slopes and the vast majority of points of interest are easily accessible. Even the road signs are quite good.
At the port, at the airport and in the main centers of Paros, you will find numerous rental agencies. As always, we recommend booking online well in advance. From this link, you can easily choose your car at the best price, with the possibility to cancel at no cost.
There are plenty of petrol stations, especially in the centers. Generally, here, as in the other Greek islands, the cost of fuel is slightly higher than the year in mainland Greece.
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The island is not particularly small but, the scooter is, however, a viable solution to move around Paros. It is also ideal for those who have budgeted a day trip to nearby Antiparos; you will have no difficulty in embarking the vehicle, and you will pay a reduced rate compared to the car.
Furthermore, the scooter is ideal for those staying in the capital. From here, in no time, you can move to Naoussa and the most famous beaches. Moreover, almost all of them are perfectly accessible.
Rental prices vary depending on the season. In June and July, an 125cc scooter costs, on average, € 18 per day. In high season, and especially in August, you could even pay 30 €, or more, for a scooter, and 40 € a day for a quad!