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A surprisingly green island for the Cyclades, Sifnos offers a good variety of peace and quiet and things to do. Even though it is a popular island, both amongst Greeks and foreigners, it has kept its originality and is resisting the commercialisation many other islands have suffered.
The locals on Sifnos live off agriculture, the natural source of aluminium and tourism, and the olive trees grow practically everywhere. In ancient times it was famous for mining gold, silver and iron.
A striking feature of this island is the many churches: there is a church for each day of the year, and most of them are only open on that day.
The capital of the island called Apollonia
, after its ancient patron god, and here there is an art museum. The old part is called Artemonas
, and there might have been a temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis here. Kastro
is the old capital, and the Ventian citadel
here dates back to the 14th century
There is a small archaeological museum
here, and the village itself is well worth a visit. Panagia Vouno
, (The virgin of the Mountain) is a fascinating church that is usually open in the mornings. The monastery of the Virgin Mary of the Golden Well
(Panagia Chryso-pigi) is situated just outside Faros and is open to the public. Don't forget to wear proper clothing though
. The icon of the Virgin here is said to have healing powers
The best beaches are at Faros
, but Kastro
and Platys Gialos
are also to be recommended.
there is a beach as well, but the sand is not as fine.
is a lovely bay and Vathy
is nice and quiet.
ELIES RESORTS 5*
Set on the edge of Vathi bay, overlooking a beautiful beach, Elies Resorts is a newly built boutique property providing luxurious accommodation in an unsurpassable setting. Offering spectacular views of the bay and the Aegean, the resort has been designed with the utmost respect for traditional architecture and to have the least possible effect on the natural enviroment. Surrounded by large gardens and featuring an enormous pool, Elies Resorts is the perfect setting for a wonderful holiday.
Perched at the top of a rocky cliff, overlooking Platys Gialos bay, Niriedes Hotel is a purpose built small boutique hotel, located on the south east of the island of Sifnos. This charming property offers delightful bed and breakfast accommodation in a traditionally hospitable atmosphere.
VERINA Suites Guest House
Standing a short distance from the beach at Platys Gialos, Verina Suites is a small, exclusive boutique hotel on the beautiful island of Sifnos. Featuring a locally inspired architectural style, this elegant property offers luxurious accommodation and high-class service in a relaxing, minimalistic ambiance.