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Paros: Full-Day Sailing Cruise in the Small Cyclades

1. Paros: Full-Day Sailing Cruise in the Small Cyclades

Make your way to Piso Livadi Port and board a sailing boat for your memorable full-day cruise. The yacht leaves Paros every morning and takes you sailing for an entire day around the Small Cyclades Islands.   Depending on the weather conditions, the skipper will sail towards the island of Iraklia, where you will stop in a secluded cove to snorkel around a World War II plane wreck. The island of Schinoussa or Koufonisia is the next stop. After a swim in the turquoise colored waters, you’ll be served a lunch prepared by the crew.   Later in the afternoon, take a short swim off the coast of Naxos Island. If the winds are strong the skipper will set sail westward, towards the sheltered coasts of Antiparos and Despotiko. These islands are hidden gems just waiting to be explored. You will return to Paros at approximately 7:00-7:30 PM, depending on the weather.

From Paros: Iraklia and Schinoussa Sailing Cruise with Lunch

2. From Paros: Iraklia and Schinoussa Sailing Cruise with Lunch

Experience the thrill of sailing aboard a spacious boat departing from Paros Island. Navigate out to the Aegean sea with an experienced skipper and discover the nearby islands of Iraklia and Schinoussa. Enjoy the chance to swim and snorkel in crystal-clear waters, then taste a delicious lunch. Depart from the port of Piso Livadi on the Eastern coast of Paros island. After a brief safety briefing, set sail for the first stop in Iraklia. Arrive at the secluded beach of Alimia, where you can snorkel and explore the sunken hydroplane from World War II, or simply swim in the clear water. Continue on to the serene island of Schinoussa. Jump into the crystal clear sea and surrender to the exclusive calmness and serenity of this small destination. Taste a delicious fresh lunch, served on board while you enjoy the peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. On your way back, make a stop on the south side of Naxos, where you will enjoy dessert and fruit. After one last swim, sail back to Piso Livadi.

Paros: Full-Day Small Boat Rental with Self-Driving

3. Paros: Full-Day Small Boat Rental with Self-Driving

Be a boat captain for a day and rent a small powerful motorboat that can accommodate up to 5 people. Enjoy a self-guided group excursion and discover the bays of Paros. Navigate the coast of Paros on a modern, comfortable, and high-quality motorboat. Have a brief training session upon arrival at the port. Then, set off and explore the coastline of Paros at your own pace. Stop for some snorkeling in the crystal clear waters, with equipment provided. Swim in the sea, or discover the many sheltered bays along the coast.

Santorini Full-Day Boat Trip From Paros

4. Santorini Full-Day Boat Trip From Paros

Depart from the port at Piso Livadi and sail through the blue Aegean Sea, before you get your first sight of the volcano and the breathtaking caldera cliffs rising in front of you. Upon your arrival at Athinios Port, your bus tour will begin. The first stop is the colorful village of Oia, literally hanging on the slopes of the caldera. You will have free time to walk through its paved alleys, admire its architecture and take stunning pictures. The next stop is Fira, the capital of the island. During your free time here you can use the cable car to enjoy the amazing views, walk through the famous Gold Street, or visit a museum. Or, choose to relax while you enjoy a meal or a glass of the well-known Santorini wines at one of the numerous restaurants and cafes. Late in the afternoon you will be driven back to Athinios Port and board the boat which will bring you back to Paros.

Paros: Catamaran Cruise to Greek Islands with Meal & Drinks

5. Paros: Catamaran Cruise to Greek Islands with Meal & Drinks

Discover the beauty of the Aegean sea on a full-day catamaran cruise from Paros. Explore rock formations around the islands of Panteronisi. Visit a sheltered haven in southern Antiparos. Swim, snorkel, or sunbathe near Despotiko island. Savor a freshly-cooked Greek meal. Hop aboard the ship in Paros and feel the wind in your hair as you begin your adventure. Take in the views as you pass by the emerald waters of the uninhabited islands of Panteronisi, Tigani, Glaropounta.  Marvel at the natural formation of the shallow waters surrounding the rocks. Have time to take a dip or go snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters. Admire the unique rock formations caused by stone corrosion by sea and wind at Faneromeni beach.  Sail along the southwest coast of Antiparos Island to explore places that are only approachable only by boat. Head to numerous hidden coves and go by the sea caves of Antiparos. Feast on fresh local snacks and an unlimited supply of drinks onboard. Enjoy water activities like canoeing, paddle boarding, swimming, snorkeling, cliff jumping. Face Tsimindiri island on one side and see the Despotiko island on the other. Hover between these two isles in the turquoise waters of a pristine bay. Be served a freshly prepared Greek lunch onboard. Return to your meeting point and celebrate the golden hour with a regional wine, a light local snack, and relaxing music. Watch the sunset over the sea from the boat to conclude your tour. 

From Paros: Delos and Mykonos Full-Day Boat Trip

6. From Paros: Delos and Mykonos Full-Day Boat Trip

Visit the rocky uninhabited island of Delos. Despite its small size, Delos was considered one of the most sacred of all islands in ancient Greek culture. Enjoy 3 hours of free time on the island or for a more complete experience, hire a private professional guide upon arrival, or join a group tour before moving on. Next, go to the famous island of Mykonos where you will have another 3 hours of free time. It is recommended that you use this time to explore Mykonos Town. Walk to Little Venice, wander in the picturesque alleys, and climb the hill with the windmills and enjoy the spectacular views. After your free time on the island, you will return to Paros in the early evening.

From Paros: Koufonisia Islands Full-Day Boat Trip

7. From Paros: Koufonisia Islands Full-Day Boat Trip

Spend a day on the lovely islands of Koufonisi and enjoy amazing 6-hours at leisure. Catch the boat from Piso Livadi and relax on the 1.5-hour crossing to Pano Koufonissi, the smallest and most densely populated of the island group. Use your free time to experience the islands as you wish. Relax on the stunning beach in the village of Agios Georgios, hike or bike to find the sandy bays and beaches of the east coast, or marvel at the typical architecture of the Cyclades on a stroll through the town center. Alternatively, visit the uninhabited island of Kato Koufonisi to discover amazing sea caves and rock pools of crystal clear water. Depart Pano Koufonisi in the late afternoon and arrive back at Piso Livadi at around 7:30 PM.

Paros: Antiparos Island and Despotiko Private Boat Trip

8. Paros: Antiparos Island and Despotiko Private Boat Trip

Embark on a private boat trip and visit Paros, Antiparos, and Despotiko. Swim in pristine waters, relax in isolated spots, and enjoy memorable views of the coast. Meet your tour at the port in Aliki and board a sporty bowrider for your speedboat trip through Aegean. The large cockpit area, equipped with a fridge, large table for dining, sound system, deck shower, and the couch gives you a perfect social area. Relax in the large comfortable sunbeds as you sail around Paros, Antiparos, and Despotiko. Customize the trip according to your needs and interests. Find some nice spots to stop and swim in the sparkling waters of the Aegean. Let the crew show you stunning views, interesting rock formations, and sea caves. Enjoy snacks, soft drinks, and beer aboard and make an optional stop to eat lunch at a local restaurant. Spend a day relaxing, sunbathing, swimming, and sightseeing around the Aegean on this private speedboat trip.

Paros: Private Boat Tour to Antiparos & Blue Lagoon Swimming

9. Paros: Private Boat Tour to Antiparos & Blue Lagoon Swimming

Live the ultimate experience! Discover the secrets of Paros by sea! We use small private boat, for up to 6 people, to guide you around Paros, Antiparos and Despotiko! We will reach some magnificent places that are only accesible by boat. Turquoise waters to swim, isolated beaches, cliffs to dive, quite places to relax! As the tour is private, we can adjust it at your needs! We can even drop you off to lunch and continue our trip after that! The tour starts from Alyki of Paros. First we stop at Panteronisia (Blue Lagoon) for swimming. Then we head to Antiparos. We will see magnificent rock formations, we will visit cliffs to dive and nice places to swim. We will also visit the sea Caves of Antiparos. After that you can stop for lunch at Agios Georgios of Antiparos or we can go directly to Despotiko island. We will stop for swimming at the beach Livadi. Then if we have more time we can visit some places at the south part of Paros, including Agios Myronas and Pirate's cave

From Naxos: Naxos Catamaran Sailing Cruise with Lunch

10. From Naxos: Naxos Catamaran Sailing Cruise with Lunch

Explore Naxos or Paros on board a luxurious catamaran Lagoon 400 S2. Set sail on a full-day trip that is customized to your requirements. Visit some of the Cyclades' secluded beaches where you can relax, swim, and snorkel. Sample traditional Greek food accompanied by beer and wine for lunch. Step aboard and get ready to sail on an experience that will last a lifetime. Let us take you to the most beautiful, secluded beaches and coves where you will be able to swim and snorkel in the clear waters. During one of the stops, enjoy a delicious traditional lunch onboard prepared with local products, served with a Greek salad, accompanied by cold refreshments, beer, and wine. This amazing catamaran trip will be tailor-made in order to fulfill all your requirements and will be one of the highlights of your holidays.

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What people are saying about Paros

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 367 reviews

Delos is an underrated highlight of an itinerary to the Cyclades for those who enjoy history. The ruins in and of themselves are substantial and fascinating, as well as being crowned by a semi-challenging but rewarding hike to a central high point that offers stunning 360 degree views (accompanied late in the season by stiff 25 mile per hour winds) of the sea. If like me you are staying on other islands, getting to follow this up with a short jaunt to Mykonos to at least get a flavor (literally as well as figurative, given the number of water's edge restaurants near the port) is a rather nice bonus. The ferry crew were timely and no-nonsense - polite, but only to the point of not interfering with scheduling (for most of us that is welcome). I did not have a guide but have read enough history and enjoy traveling solo (plus you get to meet other people sometimes that way). Highest recommendation for this as an additional activity during your stay.

This was an amazing tour and experience. The captain was a fantastic sailer and guide. His boat was well maintained and immaculate in terms of cleanliness. The food was wonderful and our group of 9 was a great mix of personalities and nationalities to spend 9 hours with. We visited two stunning smaller islands and a beautiful cliff area of Naxos. Highly recommend this experience with Costas on The Lady K to anyone interested in discovering the little known areas of the lesser Cyclades.

This was the best thing we did on our trip! The Captain and the first mate were lovely. We stopped at several swim spots and had snacks, lunch, and dessert. The whole day was perfect.

Delos was absolutely fascinating and the history behind it. The site was really good. Overall a very well spent day

Amazing experience. Our Skipper was the best. The perfect way to experience Paros and spend a day on the water.