Paros Car Rental

Enterprise Car Rental Locations in Paros

If you’re vacationing on the beautiful Greek island of Paros, you’re probably wondering what the best way to get to Paros is. The only airport on the island is Paros National Airport (PAS), but with no international flights, you’ll have to stop over in Athens International Airport (ATH) and get a connecting flight or take the ferry from Athens to Paros.

If you opt for the ferry route, you can rent a car from an Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch in Athens (https://www.enterprise.co.uk/en/car-hire/locations/greece/athens.html). Alternatively, rent a car in Paros (https://www.enterprise.co.uk/en/car-hire/locations/greece/paros-lgdq.html) directly, and start your road trip without delay!

With plenty of car rental options (https://www.enterprise.co.uk/en/car-hire/vehicles/uk.html) to choose from, you can opt for stylish luxury vehicles, comfortable people carriers, road-ready SUVs, or compact city cars.

What to do and see in Paros

If you’re wondering what to do in Paros, read on, as we’ll uncover the best places to visit on the island. From quaint towns to stunning beaches – there’s plenty to see in this idyllic paradise. Here’s our top suggestions:

Top Places to Visit in Paros

If you’re traveling to Paros, you’re most probably keen to dip your toes in the crystal-clear waters of the Aegean Sea. Some of the best beaches in Paros include the Monastiri Beach, a lively beach popular with families for its shallow waters and soft sandy shores. Another great beach in Paros is Kolymbithres Beach, a beloved beach by locals and tourists alike with turquoise waters and stunning granite rock formations along the bay. If you’re more of an urban explorer, head to the island’s second-largest town Naoussa, famous for its buzzing nightlife, fine restaurants, and traditional Aegean architecture. With its characteristic, white-washed houses, it makes for a picture-perfect location, and an ideal place for alfresco dining. When in town, visit the Monastery of St. Johns of Deti or take an 8-minute drive to the Mycenaean Acropolis, an archeological site dating to 1,200 BC. Other places to visit in Paros include the island’s main city, Parikia, with its distinctive narrow alleyways and bustling downtown area. Visit the Frankish castle and the Archaeological and Byzantine Museum to learn more about the island’s rich history.

Paros Food and Drinks

In Paros, you can try many popular Greek dishes such as popoutsakia, made with stuffed eggplant or soutzoukakia, delicious Greek meatballs. But if you’re looking for local dishes, opt for gouna fish, sun-dried mackerel dressed in lemon and herbs; or revithada, a dish of chickpeas, onions and garlic cooked in clay pots overnight. As for drinks, learn how Greece’s national drink ouzo is made. Or keep it alcohol-free by sipping on delicious homemade lemonade or trying soumada, a syrupy almond-based drink.

Events & Festivals in Paros

There are plenty of things to do in Paros, including attending the island’s many religious and cultural festivals. For a taste of local gastronomy, make sure you’re in town for the annual Karavolas Festival on August 15th, a gourmet event that celebrates karavoles, large snails that are considered a local delicacy. Alternatively, take part in the Paros Pirate Festival on August 23rd. This festival takes place in Naoussa and celebrates the local victory over the Turkish pirate Barbarossa. For the occasion, the whole town dresses up in pirate costumes and celebrates with fireworks, street food, and dances until the early morning!"

Driving in Paros

Before embarking on your road trip to Paros, it’s helpful to know some of the main road rules and regulations. As with mainland Greece and many neighboring countries, you drive on the right side of the road in Paros. All car passengers are required to wear a seatbelt and driving while using a mobile phone is prohibited.

When renting a car in Paros, you’ll need the following documents:

• A full, valid driver's license
• An international driver’s permit (non-EEA or EU countries)
• Vehicle insurance certificate
• Registration documents
• Your passport

Driving in Paros is an ideal way to explore the island at your own pace. All roads are clearly signposted, and the road conditions are generally good, with low traffic. The downtown areas of Parikia and Naoussa can get busy, especially on market days or during religious or cultural festivities. We recommend you park your car in the outskirts and walk into town.

When in Greece, keep a note of the following speed limits:

• 50 km/h in built-up areas
• 80-90 km/h outside built-up areas
• 100-120 km/h on freeways

Are you ready to explore Paros? Check out our car rental options and prepare for a smooth drive in this spectacular island.

Car and van hire in Greece with Enterprise

Enterprise Greece offers a range of car and van hire services including one-way, long-term and short-term vehicle hire. Commercial clients can speak to our award-winning business rental team who will tailor a mobility solution for your needs and budget.

We are part of the Enterprise group, the largest transportation solutions provider in the world. Our global network covers more than 90 countries and over 9,500 locations, allowing us to serve your mobility needs, wherever you’re going.

We are committed to providing the best service possible and exceeding our customers’ expectations for quality and value.

Car hire in Paros

If you are travelling with your family or in a big group, you may find a 7-seater or a people carrier will give you more space to travel comfortably with your luggage. For a city trip, a handy hatchback that’s easy to park may suit you better. For business trips or long drives an executive car will combine comfort and performance.

Whether you prefer automatic to manual transmission, no problem. If you want a petrol, diesel or hybrid engine, we’ve got you covered. You may also need GPS, a child seat or want to add another driver to the contract, let us know and we’ll arrange it for you.

Van hire in Paros

Should you need to hire a van while you’re in Paros, all our vans can be driven on a standard licence and are modern, clean and easy to drive. Just ask and one of our branch team will happily show you around your hire van to make sure you are comfortable with it before you head off.