Architectural beauty, picturesque alleys, white buildings with blue windows, and clay chimneys. Fairytale charm that takes the breath away!

Sifnos stands proudly in the southwestern Cyclades and is a beautiful destination if you want a quiet place of unparalleled natural beauty. Just 2.5 hours away from Athens by fast ferry, Sifnos is always ready to offer the ultimate in relaxation to its visitors.

Home of the great Greek chef Nicolas Tselementes and many great poets such as Ioannis Gryparis, Kleanthis Triantafyllou or Rambagas, and Aristomenes Provelengios, Sifnos has a great history from antiquity to modern times.


The island’s archaeological museum is at the disposal of locals and visitors alike to introduce them to the secrets of the past. In contrast, the folklore museum is ready to teach its visitors about the Sifnos tradition.


The brightly colored ceramics are the trademark of Sifnos. Pottery making is one of the most ancient crafts practiced on the island since the Cycladic period.

What to expect from Sifnos

In Sifnos, someone will find architectural beauty, picturesque alleys, white-washed buildings with blue windows, clay chimneys, and the scent of bougainvillea and thyme scattered in the air. All these elements make up the magic of Sifnos. Fairytale charm that takes the breath away.

Sifnos is close to many islands of the Cyclades complex, making it the perfect place to start your island hopping in the Aegean Sea. Serifos, Kythnos, Milos, and Santorini are just a few islands that are a short ferry ride away from Sifnos.

What’s more important to expect while visiting Sifnos is the heartwarming locals, ready to help you with information and suggestions to have the best experience of the island.

The beaches:

Sifnos has many beaches with crystal-clear waters for visitors to enjoy. The island has plenty of beaches to suit all tastes. The list is enormous, but below are the ones we’ve picked out:
 Platys Gialos is a long, sandy beach. There you will find beach bars for the comfort of a lounger and the convenience of serving food and drinks.
 Kamares, the island’s port, has an excellent beach for those who want a quick and convenient swim before the ferry leaves.
 Apokofto is next to the famous monastery of Chrysopigi. A quiet beach, with sand and tamarisks offering the perfect shade. Extra tip: the small taverna on the beach is ready to provide delicacies after the dives.
 Chersonissos is for fans of excursions. It is a small village at the northernmost end of the island, where there is a small cove with fishing boats and beautiful waters. Extra tip: the sunset looks magical from this cove.

Things to do and see in Sifnos

· Visit the monastery of Chrysopigi
· Visit Kastro and enjoy the view from the chapel of 7 Martyrs
· Have a traditional culinary experience in Artemonas
· Visit one of the many potteries on the island and bake your ceramics
· Swim in the crystal-clear waters in Vathi
· Try a glass of wine from the local vineyards

Sifnos speaks to those who are looking for something a little different.

Similar destinations we recommend: AthensParos, Amfissa, Mykonos, Santorini, Crete

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