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Boat to Antiparos

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Boat to Antiparos

Hi there, we arrive on Paros via the Blue Star ferry from Piraeus at 11:40 on 17/9. Is there a boat wating for this ferry or will we need to wait or bus it to Pounda?? Many thanks

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1. Re: Boat to Antiparos

Play it by ear on the day, just look at the board for the direct boat just to the left. If that's not running or a long wait then go right and the Bus for Pounda.

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2. Re: Boat to Antiparos

Cheers mate. We won't be too stressed either way!!! Regards.

Edited: 6:46 am, August 20, 2012
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3. Re: Boat to Antiparos

Always thought the bus was quicker ,more comfortable and cheaper.

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4. Re: Boat to Antiparos

The morning Blue Star from Piraeus is the ferry having the most passengers, and therefore, weather permitting, is normally met by a boat for Antiparos. I'm not sure when the Parikia - Antiparos boat ends its season this year, but the Pounta - Antiparos ferry runs year-round. If the winds are up, the Parikia boat is sometimes cancelled, but it is rare for the Pounta ferry to stop.

I happen to agree with Bridgnorth that the Pounta bus/ferry combination is cheaper, just as quick, and certainly certainly more comfortable in rough seas, as the ferry crossing takes only 7 minutes. That said, if there is a boat waiting at the Parikia dock you may as well take it. :o)

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How often does this Pounta bus and ferry run?

Is there a timetable? We will need to get from Antiparos to Parikia to catch the ferry to Santorini on afternoon Sun 30 Sept.

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6. Re: Boat to Antiparos

It various according to the season and time of day, but it runs very frequently. I expect it will be at least hourly in the afternoon of 30th September and may be half hourly. Sometimes it is as often as every 20 minutes. The bus runs less frequently than the ferry. The travel agencies on Antiparos shows timetables of which ferries have bus connections to Parikia. They will be hourly or 2 hourly.

Edited: 6:54 pm, August 20, 2012
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I couldn't edot the above reply again. "It" refers to the ferry!

Edited: 6:57 pm, August 20, 2012
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8. Re: Boat to Antiparos

Yes it was clear thanks. We'll check with an Antiparos agent and allow a couple of hours from Antiparos to be safe for the Santorini ferry departure....

Edited: 7:26 pm, August 20, 2012
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tomkathy

Go early, a couple of hours would be a minimum, 3 hours would be sensible at that time of year, so you are well in time for your ferry. You may have an hour wait in Pounda for a bus to Paros town. Possibly longer depending on the late season buses.

The 11:55 Bluestar would be cheaper Paros to Santorini....

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10. Re: Boat to Antiparos

...thank you, we plan to go on the Blue star boat.

Is it an option to take the ferry Antiparos to Parikia direct if it saves time?

Also, do we get a bonus stop at Naxos on the Blue star trip?

Edited: 11:42 pm, August 20, 2012