Sifnos is an island of exquisite flavours, time-honoured customs and traditional villages. Its numerous chapels, windmills, lovely beaches, crystal clear waters and leisurely pace of life makes this destination ideal to explore. The town’s name is thought to come from an ancient temple of Apollo on the site of the church of Panayia Yeraniofora.
The second-largest town is Artemonas, thought to be named after an ancient temple of Apollo’s sister-goddess Artemis, located at the site of the church of Panayia Kokhi. The town of Artemon is defined by its beautiful neoclassical homes and well-tended narrow streets, and the surrounding villages stand out for their whitewashed courtyards, deep-coloured bougainvillea and finely crafted terracotta chimney tops.
A Beach for Every Mood
As with so many islands in the Cyclades, Sifnos offers a wide array of beaches, from Panagia Chryssopigi, where you can dive from rocky ledges to more organised swimming at Kamares, Platys Gialos and Vathy. The coastline and geomorphology of the island creates a multitude of different beaches to suit all your preferences. All around the island there are isolated sandy beaches, rocky cliffs, pebble beaches and organised beaches, two of which have been awarded the Blue Flag eco-label.
The villages of Sifnos are built in perfect harmony with each other and with the landscape. Apollonia, Artemonas, Agios Loukas, Exambelos, Katavati, Pano (Upper) and Kato (Lower) Petali are dotted around the centre of Sifnos like electrons around a nucleus. During your holidays on Sifnos, you’ll never tire of walking around them with their cobblestone lanes and whitewashed stairways.
Sifnos is the perfect island to savour fine Greek cuisine with a creative approach to the culinary heritage of Sifnos and the Aegean region.
Herronisos Beach | Kamares Beach | Vathy Beach | Fykiada Beach | Chrissopigi Beach
Omega3 | Bostani | Cantina