SIFNOS TRAVEL GUIDE
Located in the western part of the Cyclades, Sifnos stands out thanks to its traditional architecture, fascinating culinary scene and amazing beaches! The island is also characterized by a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere that make it a popular destination among families and couples.
For your trip to Sifnos Greece, we have included everything you need to know in our travel guide! Make sure to check it out in order to find information regarding the beaches, sights and hotels of Sifnos. In addition, we provide some of the best restaurants, suggestions on what to do and a collection of photos!
How to reach Sifnos island? All you need to get there is a ferry from Piraeus Port in Athens. Additionally, Sifnos is connected to other islands by ferry, including Serifos, Kythnos, Milos, Santorini, Naxos, Paros and more. The closest airport is on Milos island.
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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 its authentic Cycladic architecture, Sifnos island is dotted with cubic whitewashed houses, over 300 (!) beautiful churches, dovecotes, and little earthenware shops.
The island oozes a fairytale charm that makes it feel like it’s a world away from the mainland!
What it is mostly 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 its excellent restaurants and taverns.
One of the best things to do there is to visit its quaint villages, especially if you want to experience the essence of the island. Kastro, Artemonas and the capital town Apollonia 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 the island's 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 or at the sandy Vathi beach, followed by a seafood meal, or visit Kamares beach, where the island’s port lies!
Ideal for families and couples, Sifnos in Greece is one of the best holiday destinations to chill out and relax!
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HOW TO GET THERE & MOVE AROUND?
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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