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Sifnos Island

Sifnos is one of the Greek Islands located in the Aegean Sea 172 kilometres south east of the mainland port of Piraeus. The island is popular with Greek and international tourists alike and thousands of visitors flock here in high season. But the place hasn't been overwhelmed by mass-market tourism (yet) and you won't find the oppressive over-crowding which plagues the more popular party islands such as Mykonos and Santorini. You won't be able to appreciate the island's treasures as you arrive at the fairly uninspiring port of Kamares. Sifnos will strike you as a barren, rocky island with little to recommend it. You'll need to get to know its pretty villages, visit its ancient sites and roam its terraced hillsides, scented with wild thyme and oregano, before you can understand why this is the most visited island in the western Cyclades.

There's no airport here so the only way to reach the island is by ferry or hydrofoil from the mainland or one of the neighbouring islands. There are daily ferries to and from Piraeus (five hours), Serifos and Kythnos. Regular services also connect the island with Kimolos, Folegandros, Sikinos and Santorini. Cut your journey in half and pay double for a Flying Dolphin trip from Piraeu , Kythnos, Serifos or Milos. Highlights of the island include its medieval Kastro village, perched on a clifftop on the east coast, its fine cuisine and the locally produced pottery which is exported throughout Greece. There are plenty of good beaches along the south east stretch of coastline and a lovely "untouristy" bay in the south west.

An excellent local bus service and plentiful tracks meandering through the countryside will enable you to explore all the main sights without needing a car. You'll find an island peppered with elaborately decorated dovecotes, olive and almond groves, ancient monasteries and no less than 365 chapels (one for each day of the year). Sifnos was once the richest of all the Cycladic Islands , boasting huge reserves of gold, silver, aluminium and other precious metals. According to mythology the island takes its name from the son of the great Attican hero Sounios.

But some historians believe the name comes from the Greek word for "empty" which is how the island was left after its inhabitants incurred the wrath of the god Apollo. Legend has it that the islanders sent an annual gift of a golden egg to the god's sanctuary at Delphi but one year they tried to get away with donating a gold-plated stone. Apollo retaliated by flooding the gold mines and leaving the island destitute. The island's charming capital Apollonia is named after the 7 th century BC Temple of Apollo which once overlooked the town.



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 Niriedes Hotel
Niriedes Hotel, Platis Yialos Sifnos
Built above the bay of Platis Gialos, in Sifnos, Hotel Niriedes is just 100 metres from the cosmopolitan beach. An outdoor pool with a hydromassage area and a small art gallery are available. more...
 Myrto Bungalows
Myrto Bungalows, Artemon
Located on the outskirts of Artemonas, Myrto Bungalows offers views of green fields, country churches and whitewashed houses. more...
 Eleonas Apartments
Eleonas Apartments, Apollonia
Built according to the Cycladic style, family-run Eleonas Apartments is situated in an olive grove 300 metres from the centre of Apollonia. more...
 Edem Hotel
Edem Hotel, Platis Yialos Sifnos
Only 150 metres from a sandy beach, Edem Hotel is located in the village of Platis Gialos in Sifnos Island. more...
 Gerofinikas
Gerofinikas, Apollonia
Within half a mile from the charming town of Apollonia, Gerofinikas offers Cycladic-style accommodations with panoramic views of the Aegean Sea. more...
 Arhontou
Arhontou, Apollonia
In Apollonia, the scenic capital of Sifnos, Arhontou offers Cycladic-style accommodations with balcony. Guests enjoy breakfast at the outdoor dining area featuring panoramic views of the Aegean Sea. more...
 Cape Napos
Cape Napos, Faros
Built above a rocky shore, Cape Napos features a swimming pool with sun terrace and self-catered rooms with sea-view balconies. more...
 Simeon Rooms & Apartments
Simeon Rooms & Apartments, Kamarai
Simeon Rooms & Apartments are located just 60 metres from the Blue Flag beach of Kamares and 200 metres from the port. It offers self-catering accommodation with free Wi-Fi. more...
 Kampos Home
Kampos Home, Apollonia
Set in the settlement of Ano Petali, within 350 metres from the scenic centre of Apollonia, Kampos Home offers charming accommodation with furnished balconies. more...
 Giannakas Studios
Giannakas Studios, Platis Yialos Sifnos
Just 85 yards from the cosmopolitan beach of Platis Gialos in Sifnos, Giannakas Studios offers a 24-hour front desk and rustic-style accommodations. more...
 Grand View
Grand View, Kamarai
Just 30 metres from the nearest beach, Grand View offers a sun terrace and BBQ facilities. It features air-conditioned accommodation with views over the Aegean Sea and free WiFi. more...
 Villa Antoniadis
Villa Antoniadis, Platis Yialos Sifnos
Villa Antoniadis features an outdoor swimming pool and stone sun terrace. Built in typical Cycladic style, the hotel is surrounded by a tranquil area with olive trees. more...
 Windmill Bella Vista
Windmill Bella Vista, Artemon
Offering stunning sea and countryside views, this attractive hotel complex is situated around an authentic 18th century windmill on the beautiful island of Sifnos. more...
 Petra & Fos Studios
Petra & Fos Studios, Kastron
Built on a hill, within 800 metres from Kastron Village of Sifnos, the Cycladic-style Petra & Fos Studios offers self-catering accommodation with free WiFi access. more...
 Geronti Moscha Apartment
Geronti Moscha Apartment, Apollonia
Located in Ano Petali Village of Sifnos, the Cycladic-style Geronti Moscha Apartment offers self-catering units with views over the Aegean Sea and the surrounding area. more...




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