SIFNOS TRAVEL GUIDE
Find out everything about your holidays in Sifnos on our travel guide! Located on the western side of the Cyclades island group, Sifnos is considered as the yummiest of the Greek islands, thanks to its flourishing culinary scene.
Other than that, Sifnos Greece has the typical Cycladic ambiance, including whitewashed houses and chapels, innumerable dovecotes, a breathtaking natural landscape and, of course, amazing beaches!
The moment you’ll get off the ferry from Athens to Sifnos, you’ll feel like entering a whole new world! The island’s atmosphere is deeply calming, while the air is scented with almond and orange aromas that will seduce you. The tiny whitewashed villages, the cobblestone, embellished with colorful flowers, alleys, the luxurious Sifnos hotels, and the mesmerizing sandy Sifnos beaches ooze charm in abundance!
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Sifnos belongs to the Cyclades islands group and sits in the heart of the Aegean sea, close to Milos and Serifos islands.
Boasting the typical Cycladic architecture, Sifnos is dotted with cubic whitewashed houses, over 300 (!) beautiful churches, dovecotes, and little earthenware shops. The island oozes a fairytale charm that it makes it feel like it’s a world away from the mainland!
What Sifnos is most famous for, is its gastronomy! Home to the famous Greek chef Nikolaos Tselementes, Sifnos has undoubtedly amazing food! You can taste the yummy local recipes, such as capper salad, chickpea soup, and mastelo at the excellent Sifnos restaurants and taverns.
One of the best things to do in Sifnos, especially if you want to experience the essence of the island, is to visit the quaint Sifnos villages. Kastro, Artemonas and Apollonia, the capital of the island are total musts! Get lost in the narrow alleys of Kastro, eat the best local pastries in Artemonas and have a taste of the cosmopolitan side of the island in Apollonia… Every village is unique!
And what can we say about Sifnos beaches? Their beauty is unreal! Escape the summer heat and take a dip at Chrisopigi beach, under the homonymous whitewashed church, at the cosmopolitan Platis Gialos, at sandy Vathi beach, following by a seafood meal, and at Kamares, where the island’s port lies!
Ideal for families and couples, Sifnos Greece is one of the best holiday destinations to chill out and relax!
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HOW TO GET TO SIFNOS?
The island is only accessible by ferry. There are ferries to Sifnos from Piraeus port in Athens but also from other islands of the Aegean sea. The closest airport to Sifnos is on Milos island, with daily flights from Athens.
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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.
Artemonas is a quiet village and the gem of Sifnos. It owes its name to the worship of the goddess Artemis. The beautiful small settlement displays some of the most elegant traditional old mansions of Sifnos
The small chapel of Seven Martyrs is the most photographed church on this island. It is located at the entrance of Kastro village and has traditional Cycladic style.
The lovely Monastery of Chrissopigi is the protector of the island. It is constructed on a rocky peninsula in the sea and celebrates on Friday after Easter.
The present capital town, 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.
Platis Gialos is the most popular beach of Sifnos. The golden beach that streches for thousand meters is covered with numerous sunbeds and umbrellas, bars and other facilities. It is surrounded by a long tuft of trees that provide enough shade and its crystalline waters are a real pleasure.
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