Sifnos

Architectural beauty, picturesque alleys, white buildings with blue windows, and clay chimneys. The 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.

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.

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.

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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 of Sifnos

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:
Β¬ 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.

More Cyclades Destinations

More Cyclades Destinations

  • Milos

    Features: ● Sarakiniko ● Fishing Villages ● Volcanic Scenery

  • Mykonos

    Features: ● Party & Nightlife ● Architecture ● Crystal Clear Beaches

  • Naxos

    Features: ● Temple of Apollo ● Mount Zeus ● Nightlife

  • Kimolos

    Features: ● Kastro ● Volcanic Shaped Rocks ● Caves and Beaches

  • Paros

    Features: ● Traditional Cycladic Architecture ● Cosmopolitan ● Yachting

  • Sifnos

    Features: ● Gastronomy ● Pottery ● Church of the Seven Martyrs

  • Koufonisia

    Features: ● Turquoise Waters ● Laid-Back Atmosphere ● Friendly Locals

  • Amorgos

    Features: ● Iconic Monastery ● Incredible Beaches ● Yoga & Relaxation

  • Santorini

    Features: ● Caldera ● Honeymoon Destination ● Volcanic Landscape

  • Milos

    Features: ● Sarakiniko ● Fishing Villages ● Volcanic Scenery

  • Mykonos

    Features: ● Party & Nightlife ● Architecture ● Crystal Clear Beaches

  • Naxos

    Features: ● Temple of Apollo ● Mount Zeus ● Nightlife

  • Kimolos

    Features: ● Kastro ● Volcanic Shaped Rocks ● Caves and Beaches

  • Paros

    Features: ● Traditional Cycladic Architecture ● Cosmopolitan ● Yachting

  • Sifnos

    Features: ● Gastronomy ● Pottery ● Church of the Seven Martyrs

  • Koufonisia

    Features: ● Turquoise Waters ● Laid-Back Atmosphere ● Friendly Locals

  • Amorgos

    Features: ● Iconic Monastery ● Incredible Beaches ● Yoga & Relaxation

  • Santorini

    Features: ● Caldera ● Honeymoon Destination ● Volcanic Landscape