SIKINOS TRAVEL GUIDE
Find out everything about your holidays in Sikinos on our travel guide! Located between Ios and Folegandros, Sikinos is one of the most secluded Greek islands of the Cyclades. Its proximity to these islands makes it a great destination for quick getaways and island hopping. Still untouched by mass tourism, Sikinos has managed to keep its traditional charm and laid-back atmosphere, which makes it an ideal destination for relaxing holidays in Greece!
Chora, the capital of Sikinos, boasts the characteristic minimal architecture of the Cyclades. Perched on the slopes of a hill, Chora is dotted with whitewashed houses and blue-domed chapels, oozing charm in abundance. The port of Sikinos is the main center of activities, as it’s where the most SIkinos hotels, restaurants, taverns, and shops are located.
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Sikinos Greece is a secluded island of the Cyclades island group, located between Folegandros and Ios. Its position, close to some of the most beautiful islands of the Cyclades makes Sikinos a great destination for quick getaways and island hopping. The tourism has yet to gasp itself upon this island, thus it remains unspoiled and makes the perfect Greek island destination for relaxing holidays away from the crowds.
The capital of Sikinos is Chora. Built on the slopes of a hill, Chora boasts a beautiful setting and a breathtaking view of the Aegean sea. Chora is a great sample of the traditional Cycladic architecture, as it has traditional whitewashed houses, blue-domed churches, and narrow alleys. The most Sikinos hotels and accommodations are located in the area around Sikinos port, where there are also many shops and taverns.
At Sikinos port you’ll find the most popular organized beach of the island, while the rest of Sikinos beaches are rather secluded and can be reached either by foot or by bus. Apart from Port beach, some of the best Sikinos beaches worth visiting are Agios Georgios and Dialiskari.
The best things to do in Sikinos are mainly hiking and swimming, thanks to the island’s extraordinary natural setting. As for places to visit in Sikinos, the old Monastery of Episkopi and the Folklore Museum are musts!
Sikinos Greece is one of the best destinations for relaxing holidays!
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HOW TO GET TO SIKINOS?
The island is only accessible by ferry. There are ferries to Sikinos from Piraeus port in Athens but also from other islands of the Aegean sea. The closest airport to Sikinos is on Santorini island (International airport).
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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 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.
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 port beach is the only organized beach in Sikinos. Nice studios and apartments are found in a walking distance from this sandy coast.