Sifnos, The diamond of the Cyclades
Sifnos is an island full of hidden beauties. Picturesque settlements, magical beaches, and fine traditional cuisine await you. Discover the stunning architecture of Apollonia, in the heart of Sifnos. Explore the medieval village of Kastro and visit the Folklore Museum and Archaeological Museum. Don't miss the gem of Artemon, with its cobbled alleys and beautiful churches. Witness the sunset at the 17th-century Chrysopigi monastery after swimming at nearby beaches like Apokofto and Saures.
Discover the ancient Mycenaean acropolis of Agios Andreas and its museum with breathtaking views. Experience Sifnos' rich ceramic tradition by visiting pottery workshops. Embark on captivating trails showcasing the island's natural majesty. Sifnos' crystal-clear beaches, including Chrysopigi, Seven Witnesses, and White Cliffs, are waiting to be explored. Unveil the wonders of Sifnos, where hidden beauties, history, cuisine, and nature converge for an unforgettable journey.
Enjoy the excellent local cuisine in Sifnos
Sifnos is famous for its wonderful traditional recipes and fine local products. It is no coincidence that the famous cook Nikos Tselementes comes from the island! Do not leave without trying mastelo (goat or lamb with wine and dill on vines), chickpeas cooked for ten hours in a canopy, chickpea meatballs with marjoram, caper salad, local cheeses and sun-dried tomatoes. Don’t forget to stop at the local confectionery workshops to try Sifnos loukoumia, pastelia and halva pies.
The best time to visit Sifnos
You can visit Sifnos all year round, it has an excellent climate and is ranked in the top sunny areas of Europe with 3,010 hours of sun per year! In summer you have a few more reasons as the island is in its glory with its beautiful beaches waiting for you.
How to use transportation in Sifnos
Port transfer options
The island is not connected by air with the mainland, as it has no airport. But you can go by airplane to the airport of Milos and from there take a ferry to the island.
By boat, Sifnos is connected to the port of Piraeus, with several itineraries in the summer, but also to the surrounding islands, such as Syros, Paros, Santorini, Folegandros and Andros, but also to Crete, via Milos.
To move inside Sifnos, it is good to have your own car, but even if you don’t, there are local bus routes, which start from Artemon and transport visitors to all settlements. Of course, there is also the option of a taxi, which can take you anywhere on the island or rent a car.