When doing things “Greek” you will quickly learn how much the islands depend upon the ferry system. Most of the islands are too small to support their own airport and it would be very expensive to fly on the small planes from island to island – so they use the waterways!
The ferry service from Mykonos to Paros runs six times daily. It usually only takes around 45-minutes when you take the direct route, when you aren’t able to take the direct route it can take nearly three hours. All the ferries make port near the bus depot in Paros to make it easier for travelers who need to shuttle passengers to their destinations on the other side of the island.
The island of Mykonos sits between the islands of Tinos,
Paros and Naxos. On the island of Mykonos, the primary is also called Mykonos
(or better known as Chora to the locals). Throughout the island you will see
beautiful displays of Cycladic architecture with its white washed houses with
painted blue windows – the perfect image of Greece! There are cobblestoned streets
small white chapels with sky blue domes. Countless visitors love to take a saunter
through the port, Little Venice and or the Castle to take in the allure of the
town. It is good to know for the traveler, that the island has two ports. The
old Mykonos harbor is where the passenger ferries arrive and then the New Port
of Tourlos is where the cruise ships dock.
Our next island is Paros is one of the islands around
the Aegean Sea which is about one hour away by ferry. Paros is a very popular
holiday destination and is very welcoming to all the visitors who come to Paros.
Paros is also the largest of the Cyclades islands and has and endless slue of
things to do, like the Church of Panagia Ekatantapiliani, which dates back to 326
AD. If you are looking for a way to relax on your vacation there are some great
tavernas that line the Parikia seafront and amazing beaches to relax and lounge
like Agia Irini, Farangas, Kato and Logaras.