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Travelling to Paros from Crete or Rhodes?

We will be travelling to Paros next summer and would like to avoid busy Athens if possible. Does anyone know if there is a summer Hydrofoil boat that goes between Crete and Paros or perhaps Rhodes and Paros? If not, what are our other options? Thanks.

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Direct ferry Crete to Paros: Yes (from Heraklion between 4 and 6 hours crossing time depending on the ferries)

Direct ferry Rhodes to Paros: Definitely not

By ferry, Paros is only connected with the port of Piraeus (exceptionally port of Rafina) and with the other Cyclades Islands + Crete

By plane only with Athens

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Dozens of major European cities have direct flights to Mykonos in high season. From Mykonos, Paros is just a one-hour ferry ride away. The situation is the same for Santorini, although ferries from Santorini take 2-4 hours to reach Paros.