Do you want a quiet and unforgettable vacation on a genuine Cycladic island? Come to Sifnos! Beaches for all tastes, traditional settlements, unique historical sights, picturesque, cobbled alleys, freshly whitewashed chapels, the famous Sifnos cuisine and the smiling people of Sifnos are waiting for you on one of the most beautiful Cycladic islands.
In this article we will try to present you the main elements of the island, its sights, the activities you can do there and the ferry itineraries. Book your ferry tickets with Sea Speed ferries and pack your bags for an unforgettable summer vacation by boat in the Aegean with one click.
Traditional Cycladic settlements, adorned with whitewashed houses, hospital people with many accommodation options for all tastes, opportunities for outdoor activities, local cuisine, evening entertainment and of course crystal-clear blue beaches, are waiting for you to explore in this unique island. See below what you can do in this magical place and book a boat trip to Sifnos easily and quickly with Sea Speed ferries.
Isolated or organized, sandy or pebbled, the beaches in Sifnos have all the crystal-clear emerald waters for dreamy dives under the sun, in the Aegean Sea.
Vroulidia: Small and organized beach with pebbles, sand and shallow waters. The natural landscape is beautiful.
Lighthouse: Windless beach with sand, fine pebbles and crystal-clear waters, ideal for families. Close to the beach you will find several shops and taverns to enjoy your food or drink.
Glyfo: One of the most beautiful beaches of the island, it has coarse sand and shallow waters. It is not organized but a few meters away you will find taverns to cover all the essentials.
Platis Gialos: Cosmopolitan and busy beach in a large bay with crystal-clear waters. It is organized with umbrellas, sunbeds and beach bar. The winds boost water sports.
Apokofto: Descend from the church of Panagia Chrysopigi and reach this small sandy beach with several trees and turquoise shallow waters. Calm and relax with a great view
Kamares: Popular, organized and sandy golden beach with crystal-clear shallow waters. The tamarisk trees also offer a wonderful natural shade. The coastal settlement is quite large.
Herronisos: Located in the northern part of the island, it has calm shallow waters and tamarisk trees for the necessary shade. Nearby you will find taverns for fresh fish.
Vathi: Beautiful, organized beach with sand and shallow waters, ideal for young children. Do not miss a great lunch with all the local goodies in the taverns, literally on the beach.
Algae: Cross the path on foot and get everything you will need with you as the beach is not organized. Alternatively, you can reach by boat. Golden sand and clear blue waters will compensate you.
Chrysopigi: On its rocks the sunbathing is enjoyable and so are the dives in crystal clear waters. One of the most photographed and popular landscapes of the island.
Saoures: Small and quiet pebble beach. The view of the monastery of Panagia Chrysopigi and the White Tower is amazing.
Poulati: Rocky beach under the picturesque church of Panagia Poulati. Clear blue waters ideal for dives in a picturesque landscape.
Seralia: Small pebble beach next to the castle with crystal clear waters and amazing views. It is surrounded by high cliffs that complete the enchanting landscape.
The capital of Sifnos, Apollonia, is built amphitheatrically and is in the center of the island. After a day by the sea, walk in the cobbled alleys and enjoy Sifnos delicacies in its traditional shops.
Visit the historic village of Kastro, an architectural marvel and travel back to another era. An authentic medieval settlement perched on the hill. A truly architectural marvel awaits you: narrow streets, dark arcades, small courtyards, whitewashed churches, wooden balconies, bridges, incredible views from the Seven Witnesses.
Visit one of the numerous pottery workshops to watch live the most creation of the most famous product of Sifnos. The island has great tradition in ceramic art and you will find it difficult to choose among the souvenirs.
Admire the scattered ancient towers on the island, the most important are the White Tower, the Tower of Katevati and the Black Tower
Visit the Mycenaean Acropolis of Saint Andreas. The Museum at the entrance of the archeological site hosts great finds while the panoramic view is magnificent.
The Archaeological Museum of Sifnos in the Castle and the Folklore Museum in Apollonia will throw you back in time with their rich collections.
The heart of nightlife beats in Apollonia while in the beautiful Castle you will find several shops to enjoy your drink. Of course, fun at the Sifnos festivals is unique. Be sure to experience a festival on the island. Traditional food, song and dance will accompany you until morning.
Explore the settlements and the fishing villages of the island. Herronisos, Kamares and Ano Petali will enchant you. Picturesque alleys, whitewashed houses, old churches and traditional cafes. In Artemonas the panoramic view is amazing and during your walks you will admire the most beautiful mansions of the island. The breathtaking view, the stories of pirates, the local narratives about the miracles of the Virgin Mary make the sacred rock of Chrysopigi with the homonymous monastery a must-see attraction, which worth a visit.
Sifnos is a Cycladic island, which in addition to the beautiful beaches and the picturesque settlements offers a variety of activities to its visitors.
In Sifnos, hiking enthusiasts will encounter numerous routes of about 200 kilometers which were created to meet the daily needs of transportation in the context of rural and livestock life. Today you will find on the island 19 officially marked hiking trails, while an effort is being made to mark more. Panoramic views of enchanting beaches, impressive archeological sites, rural landscapes, olive groves, vineyards, churches, built paths, ancient stairs, picturesque settlements and fishing villages, the evening walks will leave you with the best memories.
Here you can also dive and discover the rich seabed of the Aegean and be certified with PADI diving certifications.
Birthplace of the famous chef Nikos Celemente, Sifnos offers wonderful tastes and unforgettable smells to its visitors. Among the most famous dishes are the chickpea meatballs, the caper salad and the goat that is cooked in a special ceramic utensil (mastelo). Sifnos also has a rich cheese tradition, so do not miss to try one of the local cheeses. Of course, in every corner of the island you can enjoy fresh fish and seafood. If you are a sweet tooth, be sure to try pastels, anise cookies, Turkish delights and baked macaroons.
Sifnos is a fully organized Cycladic island, which provides all the modern infrastructure to ensure a beautiful summer vacation. It has a supermarket, minimarket, gas stations, ATMs and a pharmacy. There is also a regional doctor's office, which you will find in Apollonia, the island's capital. In Kamares you can rent means of transport. There you will also find a diving center.
The island has relatively short distances and for this reason, if you choose not to bring transport, you can be served by buses of the island, which during the summer run regular services to the settlements and beaches. There is also the possibility of traveling by TAXI. We have gathered and listed the main phones you may need during your summer vacation on the island.
Municipality of Sifnos – 2284360310
Police Department – 2284031210
Sifnos Port Authority – 2284033617
Sifnos Regional Clinic – 2284031315
Municipal bus – 2284031977
If you choose to travel by ferry, know that the ship of our company "Olympus" connects Sifnos with Athens, through the port of Piraeus with itineraries that run all year round. Our company in order to serve the increased tourist traffic during summer, due to summer holidays, usually adds additional ferry routes. The distance from the port of Piraeus is estimated at 76 nautical miles.
You can view Sea Speed ferries timetables and book cheap ferry tickets to Sifnos easily and quickly. Pack your bags and hop on the ferry for an unforgettable summer vacation in Sifnos!
If you are considering the island of Sifnos for your holidays, book easy and cheap ferry tickets with our company Sea Speed ferries to reach Sifnos comfortably and pleasantly. By observing all the necessary disinfection and precautionary measures for the Covid-19 we can guarantee you a pleasant and safe trip. With three weekly departures from the port of Piraeus in winter and four in summer, the ship "Olympus" and its crew are waiting you for unforgettable holidays! See here the itinerary from Piraeus to Sifnos.
Sifnos geographically belongs to the Southwestern Cyclades. With the ship of our company "Olympus" you can take use the geographical advantage of the island and explore nearby islands with island hopping. Wonderful and picturesque, the Cycladic islands that you can see with easy multiple ticket booking are the unrealistic Milos, the cosmopolitan Santorini, the hidden Thirasia and the quiet Anafi. Holiday destinations of all tastes!
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