A walk around Sifnos!
A walk around Sifnos!
Right in the heart of the Aegean Sea, Sifnos belongs to the Cycladic group of islands.
The island is considered to be one of the most verdant ones in the area, while the combination between the endless blue of the sea and the bright white of the whitewash, form a landscape of exquisite beauty.
This unrivaled scenery is complemented by a large number of churches and chapels – locals claim there are 365 altogether – many of which are classified as historic landmarks of great architectural interest.
Sifnos is famous for its local cuisine and its ceramic art.
Of course, besides the renowned chefs and famous potters, Sifnos is also the birthplace of many poets, scholars, artists and teachers, of a culture of high quality in general.
In Sifnos, all is set harmoniously and in good measure, making it the ideal holiday destination.
Visitors can choose between complete relaxation or partying wildly well into the small hours, or do both.
You can simply enjoy the magnificent sea or take long strolls around the picturesque villages,but you can also venture off the beaten path and go hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding or scuba diving.
The island’s beauty is revealed the moment the boat reaches the main port, Kamares, one of the most breathtaking natural harbors of the Greek islands.
Leaving the port and heading uphill, you will arrive at the island’s capital, Apollonia, bordering with other villages; a really beautiful landscape, a true jewel.
In the famous alley (steno) in Apollonia, you will have the opportunity to experience unique moments, especially in the evenings, visiting the shops, the restaurants, the bars or simply walking up and down.
In the northern part of the island, there is a scenic little fishing village, Cherronisos, while in the north-eastern part you will find the aristocratic village Artemonas, with its splendid stately houses.
In the southeast you will find the unique village Kastro (literally, castle), where you should definitely follow its circular path, admire the architecture and marvel at the rough beauty once you reach its back side.
Going south, you will find the traditional Faros, the breathtaking Chrisopigi and the cosmopolitan Platis Gialos.
In Chrisopigi, apart from enjoying the superb natural surroundings, you will also see the Monastery of Our Lady of Chrisopigi, The Patron Saint of Sifnos.
Last, but not least, our cherished Vathi, where you can enjoy relaxing strolls on the sandy beach, tasty meals at the small tavernas set out practically on the sea, endless swimming in the crystal clear water, a place where time comes to a halt.
As mentioned already, Sifnos has excellent cuisine in general, but you must certainly try the chickpea soup, the chickpea croquettes, the mastelo, the mizithra and manoura cheeses and the melopita (honey pie).
Go to the various welcoming feasts taking place, where you will be offered food and wine and you will dance the ballos till the morning.
Before you leave, make sure you have taken with you the famous kouloures of Sifnos and the other delicious local desserts.
You will definitely come back!