Sifnos belongs to the western Cyclades complex. It is located between the islands of Serifos, Kimolos and Antiparos. It is 83 sq. km. in area and its coastline is 70 km. long. Its distance from Piraeus is 75 nautical miles. There is daily connection with Piraeus and with the surrounding islands by conventional ferry boats and high speed boats.
Sifnos is an island with almost virgin natural beauties, snowy white traditional villages, countless churches and hospitable people. Its rich history is depicted in every alley and the alternations of its landscapes keep the visitors’ interest intact. The tour around Sifnos is full of pleasant surprises and it covers all interests. Archaeological sites, churches and monasteries, verdurous landscapes and mountains, immense sandy beaches and small protected bays that play with the waves of the Aegean Sea.
To enjoy the rare beauties of the Sifnian landscape, you have to walk around the picturesque paths of the island.
The villages of Sifnos are the following: Apollonia (capital), Ano Petali, Exambela, Kastro, Kato Petali, Katavati and Artemonas. The island’s beaches are Kamares (port), Vathy, Faros, Fassolou, Seralia, Apokofto, Platys Gyalos, Vroulidia, Fykiada and Herronissos.
Sifnos is the bulwark of development and diffusion of pottery in Cyclades. The first samples of the art of pottery are dated from the Protocycladic period (statuettes, decorative and handy articles) and from back then till today this art continues.
You will also enjoy good food. Sifnos is the homeland of the famous chef Nikos Tselementes who is also the writer of the first Greek cooking book.