Apollonia is the islands capital, is a countryside village located in the center of Sifnos, most notable for its traditional Cycladic architecture, staying here puts you in the heart of Sifnian life. Most of the town is situated off small old footpaths, minimizing traffic disturbance and creating a timeless feel to the town. The nearest beach is Kamares, which is 5 km away, so if you decide to stay in Apollonia it will mean taking a bus or a walk to go for a swim. The buses are very frequent however and shops, restaurants, bars, cafes and banks are all conveniently located.Apollonia has a very active nightlife which it is nice to be situated near, but in the case of the hotels and pensions in the area they are mainly on the quiet footpath.
Sifnos is an excellent island for walking and if you intend to do a lot of excursions by foot then Apollonia or Artemonas would be good places to stay. There are lovely footpaths that begin in Apollonia and go through the hills to remote monasteries and high points for views of the entire island