Area Guides: Sifnos

"Wherever you go, go with all your heart"
- Confucius, Chinese Philosopher
  • Sifnos
  • Sifnos

Sifnos is a medium-sized island of Cyclades, reachable by the sea (duration of travel from Piraeus ranges from 2.5 to 5 hours, depending on the type of ship) and connected to other Cyclades islands via local routes. Due to its geographic proximity to Attica (60 miles) and its location, Sifnos is considered an ideal destination for yacht owners and sailing lovers, as it can be a springboard to exploring the majority of Cyclades islands. Sifnos does not have an airport, but in case of an emergency there is a heliport on the island.

Picturesque villages, peaceful beaches of exquisite beauty and delicious local cuisine create a unique environment of relaxation that is incomparably combined with a romantic yet intense nightlife. Sifnos invites one to unravel its wholeness via hiking and sailing, as many remote areas are not accessible by car. Ancient towers, secret beaches and tranquil churches will reward those willing to follow the well-signed paths of the island or explore its coastline.

Photography lovers will discover their own paradise, as Sifnos captivates the eye at first glance, enchants the soul and discreetly reveals exclusive shots of the Aegean Sea, windmills, traditional architecture and local landscapes. Also, Sifnos has a long tradition in pottery and silversmithing, the latter one due to the existence of mining sites for gold and silver on the island.

Drawing from its romantic aura and peacefulness, Sifnos is considered a wedding destination by connoisseurs of life. The old picturesque church of Chrysopigi, built at 1650 on a small rocky cape in the sea and devoted to Holy Mary, promises an unforgettable wedding in the middle of the Aegean Sea.