Sifnos Cyclades is famous for its nightlife and 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 site 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.
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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.
The Folklore and Popular Art Museum of Sifnos is located in the center of Apollonia, the capital of Sifnos. It hosts exhibits from the traditional life on the island, such as folk costumes, furniture, weapon, agricultural tools, and photographs.
It is believed that the towers of Sifnos were built following the invasion of the Samians in order to defend it and be prepared in the case of future attacks. The most famous tower of Sifnos is located on the northeastern side of the island, called Aspros Pyrgos (White Tower).
A small ecclesiastical museum is housed in the Monastery of Panagia Vrysiani, in close distance to Exabela. The museum exhibits clothes of priests, rare books and manuscripts, a gospel of the 18th century and Byzantine icons.
The Monastery of Panagia Vrysiani is located 1 km south of Exabela. This is a historical site as this monastery played an important role in the revolutionary fights of the island. The monastery is open to visit and hosts an interesting museum with ecclesiastical items and rare books.
Monastery of Prophet Elias
The Monastery of Prophet Elias Ipsilos is located on the highest peak of the island, at an altitude of 690 meters. The complex is surrounded by walls, underground galleries, cells and rooms for the accommodation of visitors.
Monastery of Panagia Vounou
The Monastery of Panagia Vounou (Virgin Mary of the Mountains) stands on top of a hill above Platis Gialos. It was constructed in 1813 and it hosts a beautiful icon of Panagia Machairousa.