Travel to Sikinos, the calm power of the Cyclades
Sikinos, an island with a rich history and remarkable monuments of cultural interest, is located in the island complex of the Cyclades, between Ios and Folegandros. The authentic Cycladic atmosphere of the island, combined with the simple architecture and a landscape of incomparable natural beauty, with the rocky mountains and the crystal clear beaches along the lacy coastline, make Sikinos a top destination for everyone who desires peace and tranquility.
Like a painted canvas, dominated by blue and white, it is the capital of Sikinos, Chora, which stretches, amphitheatrically, on its opposite mountain slopes, with its cobbled streets, its whitewashed houses and the stone-built mansions impressing with their elegant aesthetics. At the edge of the steep cliff, in the fortified settlement of Kastro, narrow and picturesque alleys and houses with flowered courtyards, lead to the church of Pantanassa and the monastery of Zoodochos Pigi, which face the blue Aegean Sea from above.
In the south of Chora, in the village of Chorio, the exceptional Folklore Museum of Tunisia, presents the interesting folk and cultural tradition of Sikinos, at a time when the emblematic monument of Episkopi, the former Roman mausoleum and now Christian church, causes unquestionably owe due to its special architectural aspect and its multiple uses. Pieces of an earthly paradise are the amazing beaches of Ai Giorgis, Dialiskari, Malta and Alopronia, with their golden sands and wild beauty, while a visit to the imposing Black Cave, one of the most beautiful sea caves in the Aegean, offers unique moments of leisure. Finally, the stunning sunset from the small chapel of Panagia Pantachara and the unique view to the open horizon and the vast Aegean, will shock your heart, making Sikinos a top destination for travel enjoyment.
Food and local cuisine
The local cuisine in Sikinos offers a wide variety of delicious and tasty dishes, with local, excellent quality products. Fish and fresh seafood are at the forefront, accompanied by wonderful salads, with local capers and string beans, while the island is famous for its dairy-cheese products, thyme honey and its fine wine, but also for its famous pastels.
When to visit Sikinos
Ideally visit Sikinos in summer. Enjoy your swim in the wonderful beaches of the island as well as touring excursions in the nature of the island.
Moving from/to Sikinos
Transportation in Sikinos
Sikinos is connected by ferry to the ports of Piraeus and Lavrio, through frequent itineraries, especially during the summer. The island is connected by ferry to the other islands of the Cyclades, while, alternatively, travel by air to Santorini and from there go to Sikinos, via the local ferry connection.
Sikinos has a small road network within it that connects its two settlements as well as the beaches that can be reached by car. There is a local bus, with regular inland routes, while by boat, the most inaccessible beaches are approached. Use a car or motorbike for other transportation, as there are no taxis on the island.