Catamaran charter cyclades . Enjoy Paros island onboard a crewed or bareboat catamaran . Choose your boat from our Catamaran fleet
The island of Paros has been famous since antiquity for its excellent translucent marble, called Lychnites. This marble was used for the Temple of Solomon, the Venus de Milo, the temples on Delos, and for Napoleon;s tomb. It is an oval shaped island with an area of 195 km2 and 10,000 inhabitants. It has two peaks: Profitis Elias 771 m (2530ft) and Karamboli 747 m (2451 ft). Its main town and port, Parikia, is on the W side of the island.
The two main ports of Paros have tricky approaches:
Danger: Be aware of the many low-lying rocks and reefs during your approach either Parikia or Naoussa. In October 2002 a Greek ferry ran aground approaching Parikia with the loss of 78 people.
Warning: The Antiparos Channel is very shallow. In anything but calm weather it is better to approach channel anchorages from the south..