Sifnos is a beautiful island located in the western part of the Cyclades. This is a typical sample of Cycladic island, with traditional architecture, calm beaches, seaside taverns and low hills. The most popular beaches are located on the southern side of Sifnos island and have crystal water, soft sand and many tourist facilities. There, you can also visit the fabulous Monastery of Chrissopighi, the protector of the island. Kastro is the most picturesque village on Sifnos Greece, with narrow paved streets, stone houses and great sea view. At the entrance of Kastro, there is the small church of Seven Martyrs, the most photographed chapel of Kastro. The island can be combined for holidays with Milos and Serifos.
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Travel guide to Sifnos, Greece
Over the last years, Sifnos is gradually developing without losing its authentic character. Geographically it is located in Western Cyclades and can be combined with other islands for holidays.
Have a look on our travel guide about Sifnos and see the villages, beaches and sights to visit on the island. Also check our maps, photos and 360 pictures to organize better your trip there.
Things to see and do
The island of Sifnos is one of the Greek islands of the Aegean Sea and it belongs to the Cyclades islands group.
In the ancient times, Sifnos island was considered the island of Apollo. Today this is among the most picturesque Greek islands. The villages of Sifnos are like little jewels of small cubic houses, narrow stone alleys, white chapels, flowered yards and colourful windows. Kastro is the most picturesque village, the old capital of the island that took its name from the castle walls that used to surround it in the Medieval times. Other nice villages are Pollonia and Exambela, while on the southern side there are tourist places.
The beaches of Sifnos island are nice and sandy, with crystal water and relaxing atmosphere. Many beaches are organized, ideal for families and couples. Sightseeing is few, except for the lovely Monastery of Chrissopighi, the protector of the island. This guide of Sifnos offers all useful information about holidays there. Due to its location and the frequent ferry connection, Sifnos can be combined for holidays with Paros, Serifos and Milos.
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Most hotels in Sifnos are found at the beaches on the southern side of the island. Platis Gialos, Vathy and Faros offer accommodation within walking distance from the beach. These accommodation options range from luxurious suites to traditional apartments and studios. Nice places to stay are also found in Kamares, Kastro and Apollonia. Some accommodations in Sifnos have more luxurious facilities, like pools and spa.
Highlights in Sifnos
Kastro is the most picturesque village in Sifnos. Its architecture has combined Cycladic and Venetian elements, while until the mid 19th century this was the capital of the island.
The present capital of Sifnos, Apollonia, is located in the inland and surrounded by low hills. This village has traditional houses and paved streets. Some lounge bars are found there for evening strolls.
The small chapel of Seven Martyrs is the most photographed church in Sifnos. It is located at the entrance of Kastro village and has traditional Cycladic style.
The lovely Monastery of Chrissopigi is the protector of Sifnos. It is constructed on a rocky peninsula in the sea and celebrates on Friday after Easter.
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