PANTASOULAS DAILY CRUISES
Ilias Pantasoulas, the founder of the Pantasoulas Daily Cruises, always had an intimate relationship with the sea as he was raised in a fishing family (fourth generation of fishermen). He spent his childhood in his father's fishing boat, getting to know the sea like the palm of his hand. After graduating as an Electronic engineer, he decided to return back to Paros and his beloved sea, and start his own business.
Back in 2017, he bought an old fishing boat, and with a lot of work by himself, family members and friends, he turned it into a brand new, fully-equipped, traditional cruise boat.
During summertime Ilias and his sister, Dimitra, are waiting to welcome you onboard. They sail you to crystal clear waters, offering a unique cruising experience, and serving you high-quality homemade seafood, fished with their family fishing boat.
Private Daily Cruise
Maybe you want to celebrate a special occasion, like an anniversary, birthday, engagement, or you simply feel the need to be alone with your partner or family in the cruise?DISCOVER
Private Sunset Cruise
The crown jewel of our services is undoubtedly our private sunset cruise.DISCOVER
Private Sunset DinnerDISCOVER
We can not recommend this experience enough. Captain Ilias and Dimitra were amazing. Nothing but class, we did the wine and snack sunset cruise. We are happy we left this for the end of the trip, because nothing can compare. Very easy to book, we emailed captain Ilias who responded promptly. We also called him to verify our departure. Best way to enjoy the sunset on paros or any of the islands, in our opinion.
5 stars in every category.
We spent two weeks in Greece and visited three islands and this was by far the best thing that we did! The boat is run by Ilias and his sister Dimitra and it's a true family experience. They cook you an amazing meal on board and the fish is even caught by their brother who is a fisherman then you finish off the trip with homemade dessert from their mother. This experience is exactly what I pictured as far as Greece hospitality not to mention you are sailing around the island to all of these beautiful locations. Do not miss this one while you are in Paros!
For all the people who are planning a boat cruise in Paros I strongly recommend to look not any further. This is the best in Paros. Captain Ilias Pantasoulas brought us to some of the most beautiful private beaches and coves where we had to chance to swim or snorkel and enjoy the Crystal clear Aegean sea , while his amazing sister Dimitra treated us with delicious local snacks and a royal lunch with some of the best Pasta with scampi's I have ever eaten. Besides of that lunch was completed with different fish dishes and salats. Except from juices, soft drinks and Mythos beer we were spoiled with home made white wine from local Paros grapes, brewed by the Pantasoulas family themselves! All by all , we wanted this cruise to continue all day !!
Next time we visit Paros this cruise will be repeated.
Just returned from a fabulous day with Ilias, Dimitra and their father on their lovely boat.
The day was perfect - right number of people so we all had plenty of space to sit in sun or shade but enough for a fun atmosphere. The boat was very comfortable.
4 lovely stops for swimming and snorkelling, beaches to swim to and a little church to walk up to. Despite it being quite a windy day Ilias found lovely sheltered bays to anchor in and jumping off the boat was great fun. At every stop there was delicious homemade food and drink - plenty to go around. The whole day was relaxing and lots of fun - truly one of the best days and highlights of our trip.
Thanks so much guys for an unforgettable experience x
We had the MOST AMAZING time with Pantasoulas daily cruises! Ilias and Dimitra are the loveliest people and made our experience so wonderful. Seeing Paros by boat afforded us access to hidden, gorgeous, remote, secluded beaches and coves with the BLUEST water you can imagine. We had so much fun snorkeling, swimming, exploring the beaches, and basking in the sunshine with the epic backdrops. Ilias and Dimitra are locals to Paros and truly know all the best places! Plus, the duration of the excursion allowed us enough time to relax without feeling rushed. It was truly the perfect day. The boat itself was gorgeously restored and so comfortable and the food was absolutely incredible. Genuinely, this excursion is worth it for the food alone!!! Everything was so fresh (caught/made/prepared by the family) and absolutely delicious- some of the best Greek food and drink we've ever had in all of Greece. The photos don't do it justice- you need to book this tour! Thank you so much for a perfect, romantic, fun, and exciting day! We loved every minute and can't wait to return someday!
My wife and I had an incredible day on the boat, in fact it was the best day of our holiday/honeymoon! Ilias and his sister (I believe) were the best hosts. So knowledgeable, fantastic food, a generous amount of homemade wine and beers. When we return to Paros, we will 100% be booking for another trip! Thank you
We are two friends who traveled to Paros for a couple of days, as part of our 1-week trip through the Aegean islands. From the start, we had decided that one day we would like to take a boat tour, and based on the good reviews of the Pantasoulas Daily Cruises, we booked this one. We were not disappointed. Ilias and his sister Dimitra offered the type of experience that, I believe, we are all looking for. A laid-back, fun day at the sea, with many opportunities to jump in the sea, swim to small beaches, and even visit a tiny church on a small island. I really appreciated being guided by two locals who know the island like the back of their hand, and who are genuinely happy to share their knowledge with you. And I can only confirm what many others have already said about the food: it was absolutely delicious!! So if you are looking for a day trip out to the sea while you are in Paros, don't think twice, book Pantasoulas Cruises before they are booked out.
We did the daily cruise and it was amazing!!
Such a fun day on a private boat (myself and 4 friends) and worth every penny.
We were provided with excellent food, lots of wine and snorkeling equipment.
The staff were so nice and relaxed.
This was by far the best day of our holiday!!!
HONESTLY COULDN'T RECOMMEND THIS EXPERIENCE ENOUGH!!! 10/10
Thank you guys!!!
This daily cruise was AMAZING! Captain Ilias and Dimitra were friendly and attentive during the trip. The food was unreal (especially the greek salad and tzatziki). We stopped at many beautiful spots and had plenty of time to explore the water and land. Highly recommend booking with Pantasoulas if you want to explore Paros from the water.
By FAR, the best sailing excursion I have EVER been on. Captain Ilias and his sister are so nice and go out of their way to make sure your trip is everything you could imagine and then some. Nothing beats the fresh seafood lunch and homemade wine offered throughout your 6 hour trip. You can tell that they put their heart into this excursion. I cannot stop raving about how fresh and delicious the food was! All the swimming spots were beautiful and we loved hearing about what made them each so unique. Do not miss this opportunity!
If you are planning a trip at Naoussa, Paros this is one of the must do activities!!
They offer 2 cruises daily, one in daytime and one in the afternoon ( "sunset cruise" ). My wife and I we decided to go on the daytime cruise and we couldn't have better experience. We started from the little scenic port of Naoussa at sailed around the bay visiting few private beaches. It was a full day of fun, swimming, drinking and eating!! The crew is amazing!! Ilias the captain is a knowledgeable young captain and fun to talk and he will share all the tips and stories of the island! Also he is the cook where he cooked up a storm of delicious seafood while we where swimming ing at the crustal blue waters of Paros. His family's homemade wine is something not to be missed... I would definitely recommend this to everyone either you are looking for a family activity or a day spend with friends.
What an amazing experience!! Everyone visiting Paros should do a daily cruise if only to visit the exclusive beaches. The crew was fantastic- very kind and friendly. We visited 4 or 5 different sites that otherwise wouldn't have been possible by car or on foot. In the cruise we also got to enjoy traditional Greek food cooked by the owners' ad hoc (amazing to watch), and taste 2 different Greek wines again from the owners' vineyards. I would 100% recommend it - its an experience that should not missed!
The best experience we had in Paros.
Ilias and his sister made us feel at home.
Thanks to them we had the opportunity to visit a small corner of paradise in this magical island. The food was superb, and love the fact that this is a family business.
Hope to be back soon!
This is a MUST when visiting Paros. Captain Ilias and his sister made us feel right at home as we sailed through various places on the island. I'd recommend booking a private tour as you have more room to move around the boat and feels more special. The food that was made was also AMAZING! We had two vegetarians with us, and Captain Ilias and his sister went above and beyond to accommodate their dietary restrictions. This was absolutely our best day in Paros. We will be back!!! Thank you again!!
We loved so much the sunset private cruise of the Pantasoulas' family in Naoussa on the island of Paros and if we could we would enjoy a cruise with them every day! Everything was perfect from the warm welcome on board of a fully renewed traditional old fishing boat cruising across the magnificent bay of Naoussa, to the excellent dinner with local super fresh ingredients and drinks. The atmosphere on board is magic, quiet and very relaxing. The owners are young and authentic people and their father is a well known fisherman. The delicious seafood we had for dinner was just caught, the wine and the vegetables come from the family's property. I would never say that this is a touristic activity, it's rather a truly beautiful and genuine experience of parian hospitality, culture and tradition that you can't miss when in Paros. Can't wait to be back again. A big thank you to the Pantasoulas ;-)
I mean I think the reviews speak for themselves, but what an incredible day. My Greece trip was so incredible each day, but even amongst all of that, the boat day with Ilias and Demetria stood out as maybe the best.
Ilias and Demetria are just incredible hosts. Two incredibly kind, happy, hard-working people, that make it truly special. The boat is traditional and unique, but still very comfortable. They sail aroudn the north coast of Paros to various crystal clear aqua blue waters you can swim in. The views, water, and general boat experience were fantastic.
Now, for the food. I do not know how they possibly cooked all of that food on that little boat, but wow. When I spoke with them, they talked up Yemeni Wine bar as the best restaurant in Paros. I went to dinner there that evening, and I can honestly say it did not hold a candle to Ilias and Demetria's food. In fact, over my 10-day trip, it was probably a top 3 meal I had in Greece. The food was UNREAL. So fresh, so well prepared, so much food. Wine and beer flowing the entire day. The cost is justified by the food alone, let alone, the drinks, the boat day, etc.
Do yourself a favor, book this trip!
We booked the all-day semi private cruise and had the most incredible day out with Ilias and the crew.
The boat is a historic fishermen's vessel with lots of beautiful details. All amenities on the boat were immaculate (seats, bathroom, snorkelling gears etc). We were taken to four beautifully pristine spots to swim at, all either private or semi private areas that ate only accessible by boat.
To top it all off, the quality of the food served on the boat was above and beyond what we expected on a cruise - all beautifully prepared by Ilias' family. We had plenty of homemade snacks and drinks (local wine and beer) throughout the day, and the lunch was UN-REAL (everybody clapped as it was served to us).
Huge thank you to Ilias and the crew for their amazing hospitality - this was easily the highlight of our 10-day holiday in the Cyclades and we will remember this experience for a very long time!
I have been on several Catamaran Cruises and let me just tell you, this one was by far the best. The Pantasoulas family was so kind and generous and let me not forget the food experience on board was incredible. This is the best way to get to know the islands of Greece during your trip to Paros. If you want an unforgettable experience during your visit, please book a tour with this family, you will not regret it. The pictures will speak for itself.
This was the best day of our holiday! We have done many boat trips over the last few years but this trip is by far the best! Beautiful boat with plenty of space for relaxing, ran by the most lovely and friendliest we family. The food provided is all home cooked and everything was delicious! We stopped off at gorgeous beaches and swam in the most incredible turquoise waters! Highly recommend this trip to everyone and it's worth every penny!
Our second visit to Paros and our second time with Pantasoulas - if anything even better than the first trip! From the moment we stepped on board, everyone felt like family! An extremely comfortable, beautifully restored boat with plenty of space, shade and of course diving points! Delicious home made (and home grown/home caught!) food - lovely snacks and a fabulous seafood lunch. Home made wine, plenty of beer and soft drinks and superb Greek coffee. The beaches visited were beautiful and the water was amazing - so blue and inviting. Noodles, snorkels and fins were provided..
We had the best day and Ilias, Dimitra and their father looked after us so well - nobody wanted to get off the boat at all.
Our best day in Greece with the best food without a doubt. We will be back!!
10/10 for Captain Elias, his sister Dimitra and their crew! I booked their private sunset dinner cruise for 26 guests the day after my daughter's wedding. Everything about the evening was perfection! I quite literally can't think of anything they could have done better. The crew was gracious and welcoming... true Greek hospitality,"philotimo" at it's finest. The opportunities to take a swim provided a great deal of fun and contributed to making it a fantastic experience. Then, there was the food! The appetizers, drinks and seafood dinner were all amazing. Combine all that with the beauty of the waters of Paros and you've got a true 5-star experience! I highly recommend Pantasoulas Daily Cruises to anyone visiting Paros!
Thank you Captain Elias and Dimitra for the perfect close to my daughter's wedding weekend!
Everything about this tour was perfect, a total highlight of our holiday. Ilias, Dimitria and their family provided a wonderful experience.
We made four stops throughout the day, all of which were incredibly beautiful. Snorkels, goggles and flippers were all provided so we could experience the wildlife.
Refreshments and a delicious home-cooked lunch were very generously provided throughout the day. My partner is gluten intolerant and was served special gluten free versions of the food that were equally fantastic. Our hosts couldn't have been more accommodating.
I would absolutely recommend this to anybody visiting Paros and come back if I were returning- thank you for an incredible day Ilias & Dimitria!
This cruise was an absolute DELIGHT. Ilias & Dimitra have curated the best cruise in Paros and it ended up being our favorite day! It exceeded
expectations and was even so much better than our catamaran cruise in Santorini. It is a local family affair run by siblings. Mama Pantasoula made some divine treats for us to eat and the rest of the food made on board was AMAZING. Waters were perfect. Cruise was perfect. Stops were perfect. We swam and snorkeled and it was so much fun. After telling them how amazing everything was, they said it was unfortunate that we couldn't go to one of the best stops due to the wind, but I could not fathom how it could have been any better. Thank you to the entire Pantasoulas family for making our trip so special!
Wow what an amazing day with Pantasoulas. We had the best time on the on the shared day cruise with Captain Ilias and Dimitra. A wonderful family set up - including father, son and daughter as the boat crew who are so friendly, and their mother who cooks a number of the tasty dishes. The lunch is outstanding and cooked freshly on the boat (calamari & shrimp spaghetti are fantastic). The trip included four stops at beautiful and remote locations in north Paros only accessible by boat. They also catered to my husband's shellfish allergy with great care. Highly recommend!
We did the semi-private day cruise & it was the best boat tour of all the boat tours we did in Greece! Elias & Dimitra were extremely helpful, kind, and a delight to get to know. They brought us to the best snorkelling locations with crystal-clear waters! The lunch was absolutely phenomenal & definitely one of our favourite meals in Paros. The other passengers were fantastic as well - 10/10 would recommend Pantasolous Daily Cruises!
Most wonderful experience ... if you're in Paros, you have to book this boat trip.. the boat, tour, views, food ... and especially the very lovely and attentive service on board (Dimitra and Ilias were the perfect hosts). They make you love the sea, even when windy. Very highly recommended. If we come back to Paros, we'll book this tour again and again,
We absolutely enjoyed our cruise. We did some swimming, snorkelling, drinking and eating amazing freshly caught and home cooked seafood. Seriously, the food was SO good. Pantasoulas cruises is very much a family business and you can see this through the care they put into making the whole experience so wonderful. We highly recommend!
This is a must do if you're looking to rent a boat out of Paros/Naousa for a day. Ilias & Dimitra were incredible hosts on board. They are both super friendly and very knowledgable. They took us to all these amazing spots around Paros to swim, snorkel, and just have fun (equipment included). The homemade food they provided was incredible and the drinks kept following. Easily a highlight of our Greece trip
This family owned and run trip was one of the best experiences in our trip to the Greek Islands. Ilias and his sister Dimitra are genuine hosts and goes above and beyond to ensure everyone on board is comfortable. My girlfriend and I enjoyed all the beautiful stops across the island. The homemade baked treats, lunch, and desserts were above our expectations. We would definitely visit Paros alone just for this tour!
This is by far the best cruise I have experienced in Greece. The care and kindness that the Pantasoulas family shows every single guest makes this an unforgettable experience. Dimitra and Ilias are amazing, truly love what they do, and enjoy sharing their Paros culture with everyone onboard.
The food is second to none, no one better. Every single item they serve is delicious.
The tour of around paros to the various places to jump off the boat was a true delight.
Thank you for making our vacation one we will never forget!!! If I could rate higher than 5 stars I would! Ευχάριστο!