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Can you rent your own small boat for beach trips?

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Can you rent your own small boat for beach trips?

When we were on Sardegna in Palau, we rented a small boat on our own. Nothing fancy - small oat with a moter. It seemed common there to do that. We were able to go around so some uninhabited small islands for swimming just off Palau.

Is it possible to do this on Paros, to go around the islands to some beaches and/or Antiparos?

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1. Re: Can you rent your own small boat for beach trips?

You certainly can on Antiparos. The smaller class of boats can be rented without a license:

http://antiparosrentaboat.gr

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2. Re: Can you rent your own small boat for beach trips?

Be warned it can be a bit windy, generally from the north, and the seas can get quite choppy. Renting in Antiparos is a good idea because the channel between Antiparos and Paros will be more sheltered from any wind.

Heimdall, will the boat be big and safe enough to go as far as Aliki on Paros? I guess it would be OK doing the short hop across the channel to Pounta and down the coast of Paros to Voutakos Beach then on to the pretty fishing village of Aliki

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3. Re: Can you rent your own small boat for beach trips?

I walk past the rental company every day when on Antiparos, and have noticed that on very windy days it doesn't open, so on days when it is conditions would be safe. I suppose you can go as far as Aliki — it falls within the "3 n.m. from the closest coast" restriction on the website for the Oliaros 1-5, but you would have to ask the company where you are allowed to take their boat. Antiparos has lots of small coves, and even sea caves to the south of the island, so it's a good place for small boats.

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