Kamares is the largest seaside village on Sifnos and has been the island's port since the end of the previous century. As you enter the port, if you look up to the top of the mountain on your left hand side you will see, perched like a couple of eagles nests, the monasteries of Profitis Ilias the Trullakios and of Saint Simeon, both of which keep a watchful vigil over Kamares on the opposite side of the bay and on Agia Marina below.
Kamares bay is like a large horse shoe with the port, shops, taverna's and main town on the right as you enter the bay. On your left is the smaller but developing settlement of Agia Marina, separating the two sides there is a large golden expanse of sandy beach which is perfect for kids because it takes an age to walk out of your depth and almost never gets any waves to speak of. The people of Sifnos are very proud of the beach because in 2002, for the first time, the beach was awarded a "Blue Flag" by the European Union, recognising the measures taken to ensure the safety of bathers, the cleanliness of the beach and purity of the sea.