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Cruises to Paros

Picturesque Naousa village in Paros, Greece with white buildings, clear waters and bright blue skies

About Paros

Paros is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea, about halfway between Mykonos and Santorini. Part of the Cyclades Islands, Paros shares territory with Mykonos but has avoided the same flocks of foreign tourists. This means that, while the water is just as sparkling, the buildings are just as iconic, and the shopping and dining rival those on any other island, there are fewer people competing for space on the cobblestone streets.

Home to more than a dozen notable villages, Paros is much less a sleepy island than a hub for holidaymakers or a jumping-off point to nearby islands like celebrity haven Antiparos or hidden gem Naxos. Cruisers who are lucky enough to visit Paros can strike out on a ferry adventure or stay and wander the maze of boutiques, gelato shops and cozy cafes in the capital, Parikia, where ships tender.

  • Why go to Paros?

  • Currency & Best Way to Get Money?

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Viking Neptune
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137 Night
137 Night Viking World CruiseDetails

57 Reviews
Leaving:Fort Lauderdale
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Dec 23, 2023
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Norwegian Jade
Norwegian Jade

7 Night
Europe - Greek Isles & Eastern MedDetails

1,965 Reviews
Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Azamara Journey
Azamara Journey

11 Night
Greece & TurkeyDetails

792 Reviews
Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Azamara
Aug 26, 2022
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Seabourn Encore

7 Night
Eastern Mediterranean & Aegean GemsDetails

119 Reviews
Leaving:Haifa
Cruise Line:Seabourn Cruise Line
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Virgin Voyages

14 Night
Treasures Of The Holy LandDetails

119 Reviews
Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Seabourn Cruise Line
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14 Night
Treasures Of The Holy LandDetails

119 Reviews
Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Seabourn Cruise Line
May 7, 2023
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21 Night
Holy Lands & Aegean AllureDetails

119 Reviews
Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Seabourn Cruise Line
May 7, 2023
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21 Night
Holy Lands & Aegean AllureDetails

119 Reviews
Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Seabourn Cruise Line
Sep 3, 2023
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14 Night
Aegean Gems & Dalmatian DelightsDetails

119 Reviews
Leaving:Haifa
Cruise Line:Seabourn Cruise Line
Aug 13, 2023
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7 Night
Mediterranean - Eastern CruiseDetails

50 Reviews
Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Ponant
Jul 6, 2023
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10 Night
Greece Intensive VoyageDetails

684 Reviews
Leaving:Istanbul
Cruise Line:Azamara
Sep 13, 2023
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Aegean MarvelsDetails

119 Reviews
Leaving:Haifa
Cruise Line:Seabourn Cruise Line
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21 Night
Greek Isles & Turkish RivieraDetails

119 Reviews
Leaving:Istanbul
Cruise Line:Seabourn Cruise Line
Jul 30, 2023
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21 Night
Greek Isles & Turkish RivieraDetails

119 Reviews
Leaving:Istanbul
Cruise Line:Seabourn Cruise Line
Apr 30, 2023
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11 Night
Mediterranean - Eastern CruiseDetails

50 Reviews
Leaving:Istanbul
Cruise Line:Ponant
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Why go to Paros?

Pros:

Parikia, where you'll arrive, is walkable and warrants getting lost in winding streets of shops and cafes

Cons:

Paros is a tender port, and not many cruise lines call there

Bottom Line:

Charming villages and cheaper prices have led locals to call Paros the "poor man's Mykonos"

Currency & Best Way to Get Money?

Greece uses the euro, and ATMs are scattered throughout the port of Parikia.

Language?

The language is Greek, but many people in the service industry speak English. A polite "kalimera" (good morning/good afternoon) goes a long way.


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