In the beautiful island of Sifnos
In Sifnos, you will enjoy fresh fish and ouzo at the beach of Chrysopigi and in Vathy, and also at the picturesque harbor of Seralia (=Palaces) below Kastro. If you like hiking, walk one morning to Erkies with the oleanders and the dovecotes...
You must definitely visit Panagia, Chrysopigi with the miraculous image to light a candle. It is an opportunity for a dip in the beautiful beach and the fabulous food by the sea.
For swimming are also Platis Gialos, a vast sandy beach with crystal clear waters, Vathy and Faros, with good seas and small taverns.
It is, also, worth visiting one of the potteries on the island. Today, there are more than twelve potteries (known as "tsikaladika”) in Kato Petali, in Artemonas, Ano Petali,
Vathy... continuing the tradition of the place. In the afternoon, prefer a stroll through the narrow streets of Artemonas or Apollonia, to end up for dinner with traditional dishes in taverns.
- The picturesque Apollonia, the capital
- Artemonas with mansions and the picturesque neighborhoods
- The coastal Vathy and Faros
- The miraculous Panagia Chrysopigi
- Platis Gialos, with the endless beach and the turquoise waters
- Panagia Poulati (near Kastro)
- The church of Eftamartiros (Kastro)
- Seralia (the port of Kastro)
What to eat
Revithada, mastelo (lamb or goat in clay), revithokeftedes, kapparosalata, rabbit oregano, garlic cod, manourokeftedes and fresh fish and seafood.
What to buy
Ceramics of art made by local hands and traditional almond sweets.
For your stay in Sifnos, you can book a room in one of the hotels and Bed & Breakfast inns.
In Sifnos island there are hotels and accommodations of various categories and types (rooms to let, residences, Bed & Breakfast inns, studios, hostels, guesthouses and furnished apartments) that can satisfy every visitor's demands and needs for a pleasant and enjoyable stay.
You will find wonderful hotels, rooms and apartments to let of all categories and price ranges.
The distances are small and covered by the local buses and taxis so it is not necessary to have a car. If you want to move around independently you can rent a car or a motorbike in Sifnos.
There is regular transportation by bus for the most areas and beaches of the island.
During the summer Sifnos has a coastal link by ferry to Piraeus and Milos. Trip duration is 5 hours.
Also with Paros, Naxos, Mykonos, Tinos, Syros, Folegandros, Sifnos, Santorini etc., Crete (directly or through Milos).
Daily coastal link by flying dolphin or catamaran to Piraeus, trip duration is 3 hours.
There are also daily excursions by boat or small ships towards the beaches of Sifnos and the neighboring islands are organized.
The nearest airports are in Milos and Paros. For emergencies there is a heliport near the Monastery of Panagia Vrisiani, on the south of Exabeli.
For your convenience, you can use the route map on the field “Routes” with information about the mileage, the time you need and the route you will follow, selecting the points of interest.