PARÉA* ALL-DAY GROUP CRUISE
SEMI PRIVATE – SMALL GROUPS ONLY.
* In greek = Friends hanging around, bonding, sharing and laughing.
Join our 7 hours traditional boat tour &
live the best Paros activity with a small group of travellers.
the hidden caves of Mastichari – rocky whity formations with secret entrances.
the best meal of your vacation (according to our TripAdvisor reviews). Fresh, organic, local food and drinks, with unlimited consumption.
or just float in the turquoise waters of the Blue Lagoon sea lake! All equipment of the photo provided (but the partner!).
the (almost exclusive) open-air museum of Despotiko and the huge temple of Apollo and Hestia.
into the clearest navy blue waters of the Aegean!
and feel the liberating power of the greek sea (yes, it’s different from the others!).
Visit a ksoklísi
or two. Small white-blue orthodox churches in the middle of the sea.
at the NATURA 2000 protected areas (ecological network in the EU).
and enjoy a glass of wine, the breeze, the sea music and the chirping of the seabirds.
with nature and with your loved ones. Be present. Make each moment of your vacation count.
The itinerary mainly depends on the weather conditions on the day of the cruise, but here is our favorite one.
Plan your boat trip during the first days of your vacation, to avoid missing it in case of bad weather, low or high participation.
Useful info about your cruise
- 7 hours duration (from 10am to 5pm)
- departs from Aliki harbor, Paros
- swimming stops of 30- 45 minutes each
- 2 hours to explore the archaeological site and have lunch
- crew of 2
- places are limited because we admit 60% of the boat’s capacity
May and October:
Adults 140€, Children 100€
June to September:
Adults 150€, Children 110€
* children 5-10 years old
* there is also a fee of 5.3% related to the online transaction
Number of passengers
The Paréa Cruise is NOT a massive, touristic, self service experience with plastic plates and forks that break when you try to catch the cherry tomato.
We are accepting the 60% of the boat’s capacity and we make sure that everyone has their place on the couch, the table, the shadow etc. and feeling comfortable all day long.
Both of our boats are traditional wooden caiques and they only differ in size. One can host up to 22 people while the other one up to 14. A minimum of 6 travellers is needed for this cruise to take place. In case of lower participation, we’ll contact you in order to reschedule your trip or fully refund you.
- A full traditional, organic meal
(salads, appetizers, main courses, fruits, and dessert)
- Unlimited consumption of drinks
(water, beverages, local wine, beer.)
- Fun floatation equipment for everyone
If you cancel for personal reasons, up to 15 days prior to the cruise, you get a full refund. Otherwise, the deposit money is kept as compensation.
We are sailing with winds up to 6 Beaufort. In case of bad weather conditions, the captain has the obligation to cancel the cruise. We announce the cancellation, 1-2 days before the cruise, by email or phone (or both). In some rare cases, we reserve the right to inform you on the same day of the cruise. In case of cancellation due to weather conditions you can: reschedule the cruise if possible or get a full refund of your money.
If the day is windy but no more than 6 beaufort, the captain will change the itinerary and the cruise will take place. All itinerary changes are planned in order for you to be safe and feel comfortable, while still enjoying your cruise and not missing it. This is a firm obligation we have towards you and a commitment to the travelers that trust us.
Minimum number of passengers
A minimum of 6 travelers is needed for this cruise to take place. In case of lower participation, we’ll inform you 1-2 days before the cruise to re-schedule your trip or (if not possible) fully refund you.
We had an awesome day in Paros thanks to Michael Zeppos team!
The tour is really well chosen – wonderful spots – and the food is just delicious!
We did the day tour and we highly recommend it!!!”
100% fresh, organic, home & boat-made delicious food!
All the places you’ll visit are only accessible by boat.
A 5 stars, all included, experience!
Was recommended this trip by friends and it did not disappoint. Captain and crew friendly and attentive- food first class, better than some restaurants we have eaten in.
There were many other boats on the sea but this was by far best looking and most comfortable. Snorkels and floats on board and crew ready to help with everything but also not be intrusive!
The captain and the crew were welcoming and made sure everyone was well looked after and had a good time.
It was a windy day but the captain changed the intinerary to make sure we still had a great time with plenty of stops for photos and swimming.
We stopped at amazing swimming spot and the crew cooked us an amazing traditional Greek lunch!
Well worth the price and better than any other similar tour we’ve down in Greece. Must do in Paros.
The Jones’, Melbourne
Easily the best part of our Paros stay! Got in late afternoon, messaged early the next morning and was on the day cruise that same day.
Saw such beautiful parts of Paros and Antiparos that you simply can’t get to without being on a boat. It was a novelty to see other boats, majority of the time you are swimming and exploring little unnamed islands with no one else around.
The places you go are just stunning and plenty of time to swim at each stop. The lunch was so damn good, it had a bit of everything from octopus, cuttlefish, bread and Greek dips to orzo and fresh anchovies 👌🏻
Just book it, you have to experience this.
The most delicious meal you’ll have on the island.
“One of the best meals we had in Greece”, says Stevan.
“…the food was absolutely delicious: the best meal we had during our week in Greece.”, Jennie.
TripAdvisor travellers praise Michael Zeppos food experience! But, why?
We’ re Greeks! We love cooking, eating, feeding our guests, drinking wine, clinking the glass and shouting “yiá mas” (=cheers) every 3-5 minutes.
And we’ re Parians! So…no frozen food on our watch! You’ re about to taste the real deal, the Parian gastronomy!
Fresh seafood, seasonal vegetables and fruits, regional mezédes, sweets, salads and main courses that you can’t find anywhere else!
All ingredients comes from the sea or our garden. Captain’s mother, Stavroula, prepare part of the menu with her secret family recipes and the rest is being prepared by us, in front of you.
Just imagine the smell of the fresh fried onion tickling your nose while swimming in the Aegean!
Wine is local & organic, from Moraitis winery.
Why choose a traditional wooden boat trip instead of other options?
Would you book a gondola in Venice or choose another water transport? The kaíki (wooden boat) is the gondola of the greek islands. The moment you hop into it you’ re becoming a part of it’s story. It’s not about speed or power. It’s about connecting with nature. You’re gonna love it!
Why do you depart from Aliki and not from Naoussa or Parikia?
We’ve tested a lot of itineraries over the past 11 years and we found that departing from Aliki gives you a precious extra time to spend in the actual cruise stops. Less time travelling at the open sea. More time swimming and sightseeing. It’s also the best way to avoid local winds during our way back so you don’t get sick.
Is this activity suitable for kids?
Kids love Michael Zeppos boat trips! They feel free, connected to nature, adventurous! The boat is safe for kids and the food is 100% organic and homemade. While the activity is safe even for newborns (if baby’s exposure in the sun is allowed), we’d advise you to book the Private Sunset Dinner Cruise if you are travelling with kids up to 3 years. Because 7 hours of sun and sea can easily overwhelm or sunstroke your little ones, even if there are at the shadow or under the tent. If that’s your case, you may want to check out our Private Sunset Dinner Cruise, by clicking here.
What should I bring with me in the boat?
We’ll provide you with everything you’ll need, but your personal items. This is a 7 hours sea sun activity so be sure you carry your hat and sunblock (Very very important if you don’t want to turn purple!)!
You may also want to bring: swimming flippers, your book/kindle, an action camera or a drone (!), medicines, or other personal and hygiene products.
Important! Please, bring your positive energy, your locura and that vacation feeling that only travellers have!
Can I bring my own drinks or food and have a discount?
We’re committed to give you the best day of your vacation plus the best meal that you’ll have on Paros (and maybe Greece). So no discount is possible for such an offering. If you have specific diet instructions or allegies, please inform us 2 days before the cruise to change the menu.
Last year I took a competitive cruise that also claimed to be “semi private” and we were packed like sardines. Is this your vision of “semi private cruise”?
Noooooo!!! We are crystal clear about what “semi private cruise” means: Υou’ re sharing the boat with other travellers, and still have your seat on the table, the shade, the couch and private space! You won’t have to sit on the floor because of an overbooking! You won’t have to fight to catch food! Or even small talk if you don’t want to. Paréa is a shared tour, but still luxurious and comfortable.
I’ve found a competitive cruise way cheaper than yours. Why is that and why to choose yours?
Have you heard that “You get what you pay for”? Don’t you think this is absolutely true in all economic transactions you ever had? And, of course, completely understandable due to the cost of products and services? Having the best ingredients for you and your friends to consume, keeping groups small and tight so that everyone feels comfortable and safe every moment and providing a deluxe travelling experience is a choice (and cost more).
I’m not a huge sea fan / I’m not a great swimmer. Should I stay at the hotel?
Of course not! Michael Zeppos boat is large and comfortable, with a cozy couch and an awning for fresh shade. So, if you’re not a huge sea fan, you can still have fun with many ways! Bring your kindle and sunblock. Pillows and wine provided!
If you hesitate to swim because you don’t trust your swimming skills, we’ve got your back! With a life vest and the floating equipment provided, you’re gonna feel safe and have fun like everyone else (if you want to, of course)!
A must-do Paros and Antiparos activity!
100% authentic, local & delicious experience!
7 hours of sea & sun, great food & real fun!