Holidays in Sikinos

    Sikinos is a secluded island in southern Cyclades, located between Ios and Folegandros. With limited tourist development, Sikinos island is the ideal place for peaceful holidays. Chora is the capital of the island, constructed on the slopes of a mountain and with amazing view to the Aegean Sea. This is among the tiniest and most picturesque villages in the Cyclades, with the characteristic Cycladic architecture. The port of Sikinos Greece is the most tourist place, with an organized beach and few tourist facilities. The beaches are secluded and can be reached on foot or by bus. The most interesting sightseeing on the island is the Monastery of Episkopi.

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    Travel guide to Sikinos, Greece

    Sikinos island is a secluded place of Cyclades, geographically located between Folegandros and Ios. It can be visited as a day trip from other islands or for short holidays. The port is the main centre of activities in the small island of Sikinos and most studios, taverns and mini-markets are found there. There is a bus to Chora, the main village of the island, and few beaches. Very popular is also the hiking path from Chora to the historical site of Episkopi.


    General information

    Have a look on our travel section about Sikinos island and see the beaches, villages and sights to visit on the island. Also check our beautiful photos and detailed maps to get a better understanding of the location and organize your Sikinos holidays.


    Things to see and do

    Sikinos Episkopi

    The island of Sikinos, in Greece, is one of the Greek islands of the Aegean Sea and it belongs to the Cyclades islands group. This is a quiet and remote island, which is why holidays in Sikinos are wonderfully secluded. The capital of Sikinos island is Chora, constructed on the slopes of a mountain and offering amazing view to the Aegean Sea. Chora is a great sample of Cycladic architecture, with paved streets, white sugar houses and blue-domed churches.

    A small village is gradually developing around the port, but this is mostly a place with tourist facilities and accommodation. Things to do are few in Sikinos, apart from swimming and hiking. The sandy beach at the port is the most popular and organized beach of Sikinos island. The other beaches of the island are more secluded and can be reached on foot or by bus. Worth a visit are also the old Monastery of Episkopi and the small but interesting Folklore Museum.



    Organize your holidays

    Organize your holidays in Sikinos through our travel pages: see the hotels we suggest and also book your ferry tickets to Sikinos in our online system.


    Accommodation

    Sikinos has limited tourist development. Most places to stay are found in Alopronoia, the port of the island, and some studios are also found in Chora, the capital town. There are no large hotels in Sikinos, which is why Sikinos holidays is a low profile experience. Instead accommodation is limited to traditional guesthouses with simple rooms and self-catering apartments, most of which have beautiful sea views.

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    Highlights in Sikinos

    Discover in a glance the best things to see and do in Sikinos island

    • Chora is the main village on the island, constructed on the slopes of a hill. It has traditional Cycladic style and few tourist accommodations.
    • The port beach is the only organized beach in Sikinos. Nice studios and apartments are found in a walking distance from this sandy coast.
    • The beach of Dialiskari is secluded and pebbled. The region has limited tourist facilities, which means only few studios and a couple of taverns. The beach is not organized.
    • The monument in Episkopi was originally a Roman tomb constructed on the spot of an ancient temple. Later on, a Byzantine church was built on top of the tomb.

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