Hiring a sailboat is one of the best ways to explore Paros, a rare beauty that shines in the center of the Cyclades complex. Paros stands out with its beautiful villages, blue-domed churches, pristine beaches, tavernas, bars, and fishing harbors that line up around the coast. Take your chance to anchor near the most beautiful beaches and islands of the Cyclades. Paros has an abundant set of marinas where you can find the ideal sailboat of your choice. You can directly contact the owners for the ideal sailboat, or simply allow a BednBlue travel expert to guide you with some suggestions.
You have plenty of options:
You can book and hire a sailboat with a skipper, or without if you own a license, and enjoy a one-day cruise to the island of Antiparos or Despotiko. If you rent a sailboat, you can also tour multiple beaches or reach further destinations s such as Ios or Sifnos for a two-day or three-day cruise. Finally, you can hire a luxury sailboat in Paros and go island-hopping in the Cyclades for as many days as you wish, taking your time to visit many more islands such as Naxos, Mykonos, or Santorini.
Parikia, also famous as Paros Town, is the cultural and commercial center, as well as the capital of Paros. Parikia is also the oldest settlement in the Cyclades and comprises a unique and large bay. It has always been an island full of wealth and abundant natural resources. Marble was used since ancient times and is recognized globally, widely used for works of art like Venus de Milo and sculptures like the temple of Apollo in Delphi. Paros became a major maritime power in the 8th century when the island of Thassos was under their control, Parians also participated in the Crusades, Persian Wars, the Byzantine Empire, and the Independence War of Greece. Before your sailing tour in Paros, you can stroll along the winding streets, museums, archways, architecture, and visit ancient monuments such as the temple of Demeter.
The inhabitants of the island continuously engage in fishing and agricultural activities. Paros has several industrial units for producing large volumes of wines, and ouzo factories, which produce the famous Souma. Some other well-known traditional products are the Parian Gruyère, figs, oil, and honey. The most fertile areas of the island are Parikia and Marpissa. Once you have grasped and experienced the town and villages of Paros from close, you can enjoy the perfect sailing trip from Paros with your favorite vessel you have selected from BednBlue.
A very good option is to rent a sailboat from the Marina of Naoussa and to tour the north side of the island. Your first stop can be Kolimbithres beach, Kalmia beach, Monastiri beach, or Votsalto beach. You can also rent a sailboat in Paros from Parikia Marina and visit Parasporos beach, Agia Irini beach, Pounta beach, and Voutakos beach, setting as your final destination the marina of Aliki. Piso Livadi is filled with water sport activities and fun and is a great way for those seeking a more active and leisurely cruise.
A sailing trip from Paros will allow you to visit Koufonisia or Antiparos on a one-day or two-day trip. You can even wake up in Sarakiniko of Milos, have lunch in Ornos of Mykonos and stay for an overnight in Oia in Santorini on the same day. Sailboats are overall steady, safe, comfortable, and most importantly fuel-efficient, allowing you to enjoy a top multi-day trip.
Below you will find some useful information for your sailboat rentals in Paros.
Marina Aliki: Great holding for sailboats and has three beaches, restaurants, bars, and shops. Great for a sunset cruise since the beaches around are not overcrowded and there are a lot of restaurants nearby.
The Airport is roughly 5.2 km away from Marina Aliki.
Naoussa Harbor: There are 74 mooring spots available for all types of boats, with a max depth of 3 m. There is electricity and water supply, as well as shower facilities.
The Airport is roughly 16 km away from Naoussa harbor, the road distance is 20 km.
Port Parikia: There is water and electricity supply for small and medium-sized sailboats, with maximum protection against all weather conditions.
The Airport is roughly 14 min away (10 km) from Port Parikia.
Piso Livadi: Can take a capacity of 30 vessels with a max depth of 4 m. There is water and electricity supply and generally safe berthing of fishing boats and sailboats.
Paros can also be reached by high-speed vessels and ferry boats from Piraeus and Rafina. Paros is also accessible from the islands of Mykonos, Santorini, and Naxos that are part of the Cyclades complex.
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