Fabled as “the island of poets”, Sifnos carries an effortless elegance that lends an air of sophistication to its typical island charm.
It also has a lively nightlife, featuring numerous bars for every taste and style. Given its culinary tradition and exquisite local produce, Sifnos offers first-rate dining whether you opt for an intimate family-run taverna or a gourmet restaurant.
Ask the locals about the panigiria, the local feasts that are organised in the inland settlements – a great chance to mingle with the locals and experience the traditional way of life. Visit some of the 237 churches and monasteries that are sprinkled around the island.
Visit the island’s gem, the traditional settlement Artemonas, just off the outskirts of Apollonia. Wander around the medieval settlement of Kastro and take the path to the small church of Eftamartira for some awe-inspiring views.
Best beaches in Sifnos
Apokofto The main beach of Chrisopigi, with lovely golden sands, dazzling blue waters and natural shade. There are cafes and tavernas nearby.
Cherronisos The beach of the quaint fishing village Cherronisos, with fine golden sand and crystal clear waters. Served by the village’s cafes and tavernas.
Faros A sandy bay with shallow waters, sheltered from the winds. Its smooth conditions make it ideal for families with children.
Glifo Fine golden sand, bright emerald waters and natural shade from the trees along the shore. Offers organized facilities.
Kamares A beautiful bay right next to the port, with fine golden sand, sunbeds and natural shade. Ideal for families with children.
Platis Gialos A long sandy stretch with crystal clear waters, and one of the island’s largest and most popular beaches. Fully organised.
Poulati A rocky cove close to the church of Panagia Poulati. Offers tranquillity and a rich seabed ideal for snorkelling.
Seralia The charming beach of Kastro remains quiet even during peak season. Pebbles, crystal clear waters and a calming atmosphere of summer bliss.
Vathi Fine golden sand, bright blue waters and natural shade. The beach is lined with sunbeds and offers plenty of facilities, including tavernas and watersports.
Vroulidia A gorgeous pebbled bay with emerald waters, served by the cafes and tavernas that are lined along the shore.