Churches in Sifnos
The small church of Seven Martyrs has been built on a rocky peninsula 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.
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.
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.
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.
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