Paros Island

Paros island, Cyclades sailing information on port and anchorages

Sailing approaches on Parikia bay in Paros island

Paros island, sailing information on port and anchorages

Paros, Parikia is the charter station to start your sailing holidays in the Cyclades islands

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.

  • 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

The sailing yacht and catamaran marina

Parikia port, Paros island charter base and sailing boat marina

The port provides mooring lines inside, therefore DO NOT drop anchor, since there is a great risk to get it hooked in the main chain of the mooring lines. If you cannot find space inside and the winds are not more than 4-5 bft, drop an anchor outside and come stern to the dock. If the winds are stronger then contact the Afros Yacht Services to help you get on double row on the inside, again without dropping an anchor.

The yacht station is located inside the Parikia bay just next (eastern) of the main ferry dock.
Afros Yacht Services is responsible for the charter base (VHF 73)

Port authority telephone +30 22840 21240

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