THE CHARM OF THE CYCLADES

Sifnos is a charming island that has long been a favorite among the Greeks, attracting more sophisticated crowds which enjoy its elegant yet authentic environment.

Location: Cyclades

Capital: Apollonia
Size: 74 km2
Accessibility: By ferry from Piraeus (3-5 hrs)
By flying to Milos and crossing by ferry to Sifnos
By helicopter from Athens

INSIDE INFO

Sifnos has some unique features that make it stand out from the rest of the Cyclades. The island masks its charms behind a seemingly barren setting of hills, which gives way to a rich landscape. Olive groves, almond trees and aromatic herbs cover the hillsides. Old monasteries, dovecotes and watchtowers stand silently on the summits of hills. The main villages are built on top of hills and are linked together by old paths. The architecture is typical Cycladic, with white washed houses contrasting sharply with the deep blue sea. The island has a number of beaches along the southern coast with fine amber sand. Famed for its cooking, Sifnos offers a wide range of upscale restaurants that serve local and international dishes. The nightlife is vibrant, with stylish bars and bouncing nightclubs almost in every village.

WE LOVE

The alleys of Kastro for a night stroll and a cocktail
Laying under the shade of the tamarisk trees on the tranquil Apokofto beach.
The town of Apollonia for a promenade
The sandy beaches around the island

LOCAL TIPS

IF YOU LOVE hiking, then make sure to explore some of its trails, which were originally used by the locals centuries ago
Visit one of the pottery shops, an art which dates back to 3000 BC. See the craftsmen in action and perhaps take part in a pottery lesson.

Taste the local 'revithada' - the famous chickpea soup, and the local 'manoura' cheese.

Events calendar

Street Party by Radioactive

Every August a street party takes place in Sifnos, organized by Radioactive Radio Station

Gastronomy Festival

The festival of Cycladic gastronomy Nikolaos Tselementes takes place every 15th of August in Artemonas village

August 15th

The traditional celebration in honor of Virgin Mary taking place in several villages in Sifnos