Best of Sifnos

Top itineraries and travel advice in and around Sifnos
Nestled in the Aegean Sea, this Greek island offers a unique and authentic experience for travelers seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Sifnos boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. You can soak up the sun on Platis Gialos, one of the island's most popular beaches, or explore the rocky cliffs and turquoise waters of Vathi Beach. And for those looking for a more secluded spot, Chrissopigi Beach offers a peaceful escape with stunning views of the Chrissopigi Monastery.

But Sifnos is more than just beaches. The island is steeped in history and culture, with ancient ruins and traditional villages waiting to be explored. Take a stroll through Kastro, a charming medieval village with winding streets and stunning views of the sea. Or visit the ruins of the ancient city of Agios Andreas, where you can see the remains of a Roman amphitheater and other historical sites.

Of course, no trip to Greece would be complete without sampling the local cuisine, and Sifnos does not disappoint. The island is known for its traditional dishes, including revithada (a chickpea stew), mastelo (lamb cooked in a clay pot), and of course, the famous Sifnos cheese. You can also indulge in fresh seafood and delicious pastries, all made with local ingredients.

One unique aspect of Sifnos is its pottery tradition. The island has been known for its pottery since ancient times, and you can still find local potters creating beautiful pieces using traditional techniques. You can even take a pottery class and create your own piece to take home as a souvenir.

When it comes to accommodations, Sifnos offers a range of options, from luxury hotels to cozy guesthouses. You can stay in the heart of the action in the island's main town, Apollonia, or opt for a more secluded spot by the beach.
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Venture Off the Beaten Path in Greece - 15 Days

This sweeping 15-day tour of Greece features stops at popular destinations like Athens and Santorini. It also takes you to several jaw-droppingly beautiful places that many tourists never see! Start with some traditional sightseeing at the Acropolis before catching a boat to the quiet island of Sifnos, where you'll hike, explore traditional villages, and take a ceramics class. Then continue on to Amorgos, another lesser-visited island that's known for its dramatic scenery and delicious food. Learn all about it on a gourmet tour of the island before the itinerary takes you to Santorini. Kayak through sea caves, snorkel with sea urchins, take in the island's glorious sunsets from a sailing cruise at sunset, and more — this action-packed trip has something for everyone.

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Sailing the Greek Cyclades: Paros, Mykonos, Serifos - 8 Days

As the ultimate sailing adventure through Greece's coveted Cyclades Islands, this tour combines bustling city life with tranquil villages nestled in the Aegean Sea. From some of Europe's best nightlife to humble fishing towns and secluded beaches, travelers will enjoy Greece's rich and varied heritage. Enjoy sunsets and local seafood while discovering important and ancient archeological sites, all from the comfort of a private yacht.

Discover some of the lesser known islands of the Cyclades, like Sifnos
Map of Island Hopping From Athens Across the Cyclades - 16 Days
Island Hopping From Athens Across the Cyclades - 16 Days

Immerse yourself in the culture of Athens and six Cycladic islands on this 16-day tour, visiting local villages, farms, and wineries. Begin by exploring the Acropolis in the capital, then fly to Mykonos to hike, eat, and sip wine before hopping on a ferry to Naxos, where you'll absorb history at the Temple of Apollo and cruise around the island. Learn how to cook traditional dishes on a farm in Paros, then explore the islands of Sifnos, Milos, and Santorini on horseback, on foot, and in a Jeep.

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