All 5 Sikinos Sightseeing
Here are all the Sikinos sightseeing that we suggest. Have a look on various attractions that you can see during your visit in Sikinos, such as churches, monasteries, museums, castles and other sights.
All sightseeing in Sikinos
Located in the central square of Chora, the Byzantine Collection features exhibits of the island's most important icons. These icons mainly consist of post-Byzantine icons of the Cretan school, as well as pictures from the Byzantine and Post Byzantine season of Sikinos. These icons are only put on display during the summer months and are moved to the church of Panagia Pantanassa during the winter.
The most famous church is Panagia Pantanassa in Kastro village or else Chora. This church was built in 1787 and has got a lovely katholikon and beautiful late-Byzantine icons.
The Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi is situated on a hill above Chora. Its location gives an impressive view of the sea and the sunset. The monastery is surrounded by walls because this is where the residents used to hide in case of attacks.
The historical site of Episkopi actually consists of an old, Byzantine monastery built over a Roman mausoleum. The church hosts nice frescoes. Episkopi is located 4 km south west of Chora.
Located in Chorio, the Folklore Museum of the island of Sikinos features exhibits, artifacts, and material that shed light on the island's past. Located in an olive oil press the Museum is, in fact, the family home of an American expatriate who served the US Navy for a major part of his life. The Greek-born man has extensive knowledge regarding the process of making olive oil and even the history of the island as well.
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