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Sifnos (Greece)

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4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
3 hours from Athens by boat
When to go
From February to November
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Sifnos

Aurélie Chartier Travel writer
45 travel articles

A lush island in the Cyclades, Sifnos is visited for its numerous picturesque villages and its incredibly beautiful beaches.

My suggestion:
Avoid high season and discover Sifnos in spring or at the end of summer, even autumn. The island won't be as lively, but you'll enjoy your stay more.

Sifnos is a little like the postcard you have in your head when you visit the Cyclades during a trip to Greece. White houses with blue roofs, cobbled alleys, both a casual and elegant atmosphere, Sifnos isn't short on charm. Between monasteries, hiking trails and beaches, this little Greek island will seduce every visitor.

Boats arrive in Kamares, the main town on the island. There you'll find several pottery boutiques to buy souvenirs and very good restaurants. From there, I was able to visit charming villages such as Apollonia and Artemonas. Sifnos has numerous beaches, including Plati Gialos, the longest sandy beach in the Cyclades. Finally, on the hiking side of things, I took the path which leads to Mount Prophitis Ilias from Apollonia. Bonus: a breathtaking panorama of the neighbouring islands.

Street of Sifnos in Greece