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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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 Nival Boutique Hotel
Set in Apollonia, 1.2 mi from Poulati Beach, Nival Boutique Hotel offers accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a bar. more...
 Selana Suites
Enjoying panoramic Aegean Sea views from all the private and communal areas, Selana Suites features an outdoor pool and snack bar. It offers modernly decorated accommodations and free Wi-Fi more...
 Giannakas Studios
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...
 Gerofinikas Boutique Hotel
Within half a mile from the charming town of Apollonia, Gerofinikas Boutique Hotel offers Cycladic-style accommodations with panoramic views of the Aegean Sea. more...
 Lighthouse Hotel
Featuring a pool with a children’s section and a snack bar, Lighthouse Hotel is located in Faros Village of Sifnos, within 2297 feet from the beach. more...
 Psarona Hospitality
Located in Cherronisos, Psarona Hospitality features free WiFi and sea views, 0.8 mi from Vroulidia Beach. more...
 Smaragda Rooms & Studios
The traditional Cycladic-style Smaragda Rooms & Studios is located 1.2 mi away from Platis Yialos, the well-known sandy beach of Sifnos. more...
 Romanza
Featuring a restaurant and sun terrace, beachfront Romanza is located in a scenic cove in Cherronisos in Sifnos. Fish taverns and shops are 164 feet away while a bus stop is 656 feet away. more...
 Niriedes Hotel
Built above the bay of Platis Gialos, in Sifnos, Hotel Niriedes is just 328 feet from the cosmopolitan beach. An outdoor pool with a hydromassage area and a small art gallery are available. more...
 Sifanto Mare Apartments
Featuring air conditioning, Sifanto Mare Apartments offers accommodations in Fáros, 5 mi away from Apollonia village Free WiFi is provided. more...
 NiMa Sifnos Residences
Set 1.1 mi from Poulati Beach, NiMa Sifnos Residences offers a garden, a terrace and accommodations with a balcony and free WiFi. more...
 Verina Astra
Verina Astra is located in Artemonas Village and offers accommodations types that open to a balcony with Aegean Sea views. Free WiFi access is available in public areas. more...
 Verina Terra
Located in Platis Gialos in Sifnos Island, Verina Terra offers an outdoor pool with a sun terrace, and a restaurant. more...
 Eutuxia Rooms & Studios
Located in the scenic Apollonia of Sifnos, the Cycladic-style Eutuxia Rooms & Studios offers accommodations with free WiFi access. Restaurants, bars and shops are just a stone's throw away. more...
 ΑΡΧΑΙΑ ΜΕΡΟΠΙΑ ΣΊΦΝΟΣ - STUDIOS Ο ΠΑΡΑΔΕΙΣΟΣ, Απόλλων, Κτίριο I, Απολλωνία, Σίφνος, ANCIENT MEROPIA, APOLLON, Apollonia, on the paths of Sifnos
ΑΡΧΑΙΑ ΜΕΡΟΠΙΑ ΣΊΦΝΟΣ - STUDIOS Ο ΠΑΡΑΔΕΙΣΟΣ, Απόλλων, Κτίριο I, Απολλωνία, Σίφνος, Εξάμπελα, στα Μονοπάτια της Σίφνου is located in Exámbela. more...
 Astarte Luxury Apartments
Located in Artemonas, Astarte Luxury Apartments offers apartments that open to a balcony, some of which with panoramic Aegean Sea views. Free WiFi is available in public areas. more...
 House in Kamares - Sifnos
Located in Kamarai, within 656 feet of Kamares Beach, House in Kamares - Sifnos offers accommodations with free WiFi, air conditioning and a garden. The property features sea and city views. more...
 ALK Hotel
This Cycladic-style hotel in Sifnos offers a bar with panoramic terrace and air-conditioned rooms with sea or mountain views. The pristine beach of Agia Marina is only 328 feet away. more...
 ΑΡΧΑΙΑ ΜΕΡΟΠΙΑ ΣΙΦΝΟΣ - STUDIOS Ο ΠΑΡΑΔΕΙΣΟΣ, Κτίριο ΙΙ Ν Τσελεμεντές, Απολλωνία, ANCIENT MEROPIA, Apollonia
ΑΡΧΑΙΑ ΜΕΡΟΠΙΑ ΣΙΦΝΟΣ - STUDIOS Ο ΠΑΡΑΔΕΙΣΟΣ, Κτίριο ΙΙ Ν Τσελεμεντές, Εξάμπελα - Απολλωνία features garden views, free WiFi and free private parking, located in Apollonia, 1.3 mi from Poulati Beach. more...
 Sifnos Sea Lovers Vacancy
Boasting sea views, Sifnos Sea Lovers Vacancy features accommodations with a terrace and a kettle, around 328 feet from Keronisos Beach. more...
 Sifnos Hotel Benaki
Offering rooms with a balcony overlooking the Aegean Sea or the village, Benaki Hotel is located on the beachfront of Platis Gialos in Sifnos. A snack bar and sun terrace are included. more...
 Studio Anna
Located on the beachfront in Vathi, Studio Anna features a terrace and free WiFi. The guest house has family rooms. All units in the guest house are equipped with a flat-screen TV. more...
 Anthousa Hotel
Centrally located in Apollonia Town, the whitewashed Anthousa Hotel features a sun-soaked courtyard with seating areas, as well as a snack bar. more...
 Karma Hotel
Located in Platis Yialos Sifnos, 1.5 mi from Vlycho Beach, Karma Hotel offers beachfront accommodations and various facilities, such as a terrace. more...
 Kouki Maria Rooms
Featuring a garden and views of city, Kouki Maria Rooms is located in Apollonia, 1 mi from Poulati Beach. more...




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