Renting a catamaran is a fantastic way to explore the hidden beauty of Paros. Paros lies in the center of the Cyclades islands and is a well-known cosmopolitan destination. With a catamaran charter, you will have the privilege to move away from the crowds and explore several beaches and bays of unique natural beauty. Paros has several organized marinas, the main ones are the marina of Parikia, the marina of Naoussa, the marina of Ambelas, the marina of Piso Livadi, and the marina of Aliki. You can easily find the ideal catamaran from any of these marinas. You can directly contact the owners of the vessels for the ideal catamaran, or simply allow a BednBlue travel expert to guide you with some suggestions.
You have plenty of options:
You can book a rent a catamaran with a skipper or without one if you have a license and enjoy a one-day cruise to Antiparos or Koufonisia. You also have the option to enjoy a leisurely cruise to some of the most popular beaches of Paros such as Kolimbithres, Monastiri, Pounta, Faragas, Chrysi Akti, Marcello, Santa Maria, Lageri beach, and Kalogeros. By booking a catamaran, you can also throw a party for a fun-filled day of adventure in Pounta, one of the most popular beaches of Paros. Finally, you can hire a luxury catamaran for a 3-day or 4-day charter and visit many more beautiful destinations such as Mykonos, Naxos, and Schinoussa.
Paros became a major maritime power in the 8th century, Parians participated in the Crusades, Persian Wars, the Byzantine Empire, and the Independence War of Greece and the island of Thassos was completely under their control. The island brings lots of visitors yearly who want to stroll along the winding streets, museums, archways, architecture, and visit ancient monuments such as the temple of Demeter. Beaches are also available on both sides and are just gorgeous. You will be able to view what is left from the 13th-century castle named Kastro. Before your catamaran tour in Paros, you can visit the Frankish Castle of Parikia, the Valley of the Butterflies, the Mycenaean Acropolis in Koukounaries, the temple of Athena, Agios Antonios, and the Venetian Castle. There are of course several more, remarkable options for sightseeing. There are many outdoor activities including kitesurfing, spearfishing, windsurfing, and of course, sailing. There are countless hidden coves that could be visited with your catamaran excursions. Paros has become very popular among travelers from all over the world who want to visit the rest of the Cyclades, its geographical location in the center of the complex makes it easy to navigate the Aegean Sea.
With a catamaran rental in Paros, you can visit Antiparos, Despotiko, Naxos, and even Santorini. Naoussa is situated in the northeastern corner and is a very popular place that almost feels like a pristine fishing village. It has a wonderful atmosphere, amazing ouzeri, and traditional tavernas. It also hosts a Pirate Festival every 23rd of August, celebrating the victory of the locals from pirate invasions that were a continuous threat in the Aegean Sea. In Naoussa bay, you can hire a catamaran and enjoy traditional dancing, music, food, and wine onboard. You will also have the opportunity to swim in the clear waters of kolimbithres. Santa Maria is a long beach with a couple of hidden coves, if you would like to have a relaxing time and some diving, this is a great place to visit. Golden Beach and Pounda Beach are located on the east side of the island and can be accessed from Piso Livadi or Aliki Harbor, wonderful beaches that we recommend for a day trip. Those who love windsurfing, sports facilities, beach bars, and even parties, will enjoy a completely different vibe by renting a catamaran in Paros.
Antiparos is only 1 nautical mile away and an excellent destination to hire a party boat in Paros. Here, you will be able to wander through stunning seashores and endless sandy beaches. Some great beaches include Monastiria which is great for snorkeling, Agios Spyridonas which is secluded and great for those looking for tranquility and isolation, and Sifneikos Gialos offering magnificent sunset views. Despotiko is the perfect stop for a two-day charter experience in Paros and a haven for sailing enthusiasts who want to anchor their catamaran away from all the crowds. Finally, another excellent day cruise from Paros is Koufonisia. This is an exotic and uninhabited island ideal for a relaxing getaway.
By renting a catamaran in Paros, you can visit many neighboring islands for more than just a day. If you have more time, you can head to Naxos, Ios, Mykonos, and Santorini. Other destinations for an ultimate 3-day or 4-day catamaran charter are Sifnos, Serifos, and Milos.
Below you will find some useful information for your catamaran rentals in Paros.
Marina Aliki: Great holding for catamarans 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 catamarans, 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 catamarans 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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