About Parikia Marina in Paros

Parikia (Paroikia) port is located in Paroikia bay which is the main port of Paros island for all kinds of vessels. Parikia is located at the west side of the island of Paros. Approaching Parikia bay, care is needed for a number of little islands, reefs and above-water rocks.


Coordinates: 37 05’01”N 25 09’01”E

 

Mooring

Berth stern-to or bows-to in the inner harbour or in calm weather off the outside of the mole. No mooring lines are available in the marina, PLEASE USE YOUR ANCHOR!

Facilities
  • Water Supply
  • Electric Power: Available as mobile generator, can be used when needed under the guidance of base stuff
  • Fuel Supply: Fuel car-tanker available on the pier
  • VHF Communication: Channel 73

Cons:

  • No WC showers/ toilets are available in the marina
  • No parking space
  • No ATM, Post Office
Outside the Marina
  • There is a supermarket near marina as well as many shops at close distance. More super markets can be found in close distance to the marina as well.
  • Post Office in town. Working hours 8:30 – 14:00
  • There are many banks working from Monday to Friday 8:00 – 13:30 and ATMs available as 365/7/24 service
  • Many tavernas, restaurants, cafes and bars are located within walking distance of the yachts berths, though more options are found in the Parikia main town marina.
Transportation
  • The main street is a 3-minute walk from the dock and the main town of Paros a 10-minute walk.
  • Taxis you will find at the big square on your way to the main town in less than 10 minutes walk. The base staff can call a taxi for you.
  • The local bus terminal connecting Paros with many villages/ beaches of the island is at the North end of Parikia town.
How to get there

By plane:

  • Domestic flights to Paros. The airport is located 9km away from the capital of Paros .There is a taxi station on the Airport that can be used to reach Parikia bay, or using the frequent public bus starting from airport. The taxi ride from the airport to the marina takes about 20 minutes.

By ferryboats:

  • From Athens (ports of Piraeus) frequent arrivals on daily basis. The ferry terminal from the marina is at a 10-minutes walk.
The Weather

The prevailing wind, in this area, is the Meltemi. It blows from N-NW at force 4-6 Beaufort scale and may reach force 7 or 8 on occasion. The special weather feature is that it is quite difficult to predict for how long the wind will blow. It may blow from 1-3 days or 6 days in a row. In the summer, Paros and the Cyclades are warm places, though rarely too hot.

Dangers
  • Portes islands: Two in number with a light (F1(2) 16s&M)
  • Petrocaravo: a submerged rock difficult to see in rough seas.
  • Vouves: low-lying with a reef off the NE end a reef 3 metres over it 0,2 miles to the SW
  • Ag. Spyridonas: High and jagged rocks with a white church on one of them
  • Dhrepani: Low-lying
  • Kaki Skala and Peponas: Low-lying furher inside the bay
  • Approaching by night use the light on Portes and on Ag.Fokas (F1.3s6M), as the well as the two light buoys Q.G/Q.R marking the deep water channel into the port of Parikia