Sifnos Cyclades is famous for its nightlife and the relaxing atmosphere. Over the last years, Sifnos gradually develops its tourism infrastructure and gets pretty popular in summer. People head to this lovely island to swim in relaxing beaches, such as Faros, Platis Gialos and Vathy, and have a stroll in picturesque villages, including Kastro and Apollonia. The most important sightseeing in Sifnos is the Monastery of Chrissopighi, protector of the island. A very nice chapel is also the Church of Seven Martyrs, at the entrance of Kastro village.
In this section, you can see the best Sifnos Sightseeing but also things to see by location. Do not miss to also read about things to do.
You can also view all things to see in Sifnos by category: villages, beaches, museums and churches. or view our suggested excursions.
The small church of Seven Martyrs has been built on a rocky pensinsula right before the entrance to Kastro. Today, it has become the symbol of the whole island.
The Monastery of Panagia Chrissopigi is located on top of a small, rocky peninsula that is connected to the rest of the island with a small bridge. The monastery was established in 1650 and it is considered the protector of the island.
Location: 3 km east of Apollonia
Description: Kastro, the old capital of Sifnos, is probably the most picturesque village on the island. Its symbol is a small chapel on the rocks right before the entrance to Kastro.
Location: On the eastern side of the island
Description: Apollonia is the capital village of Sifnos. It stands along the slopes of a hill and provides amazing view to the sea. The architecture of Apollonia has an authentic Cycladic style.
Location: 8 km south east of Apollonia
Description: Located on the southern side of the island, the small peninsula of Chrissopigi is among the most picturesque beaches of Cyclades. A lovely monastery is built on the rocks in front of the beach.
Location: 9 km south of Apollonia
Description: This is a busy tourist resort with a long sandy beach and many facilities. Fish taverns and watersports line the beach.
Location: 10 km south west of Apollonia
Description: This is a actually a small bay with sandy shore and crystal water. The green environment creates a nice place to relax.
Google map of Sifnos excursions
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