An enchanting island - a long-standing favourite among Greeks - Sifnos attracts sophisticated crowds, which enjoy its elegant, yet authentic, environment. Distinguished for its local cuisine and picturesque settings, Sifnos satisfies all five senses in true Cycladic fashion.
The Island has a dreamlike quality. Whitewashed villages gleaming under the sunlight, spectacular waters that change colour as the sun travels across the bright blue sky, sloping tree-lined mountains….the scenery is mesmerizing.
Sifnos possesses some unique features that make it stand out from the rest of the Cyclades. The island masks its charms behind a seemingly barren setting of hills, which gives way to a rich landscape. Olive groves, almond trees and aromatic herbs cover the hillsides. Old monasteries, dovecotes and watchtowers stand silently on the summits of hills. The main villages are built on top and are linked by old paths. The architecture is typical Cycladic, with white-washed houses contrasting sharply with the deep blue sea. A number of beaches dot the southern coast with fine amber sand. Famed for its cuisine, Sifnos offers a wide range of upscale restaurants that serve local and international dishes. The nightlife is vibrant, with stylish bars and bouncing nightclubs to be found almost in every village.
Location: Southern Greece
Size: 73,94 km2
Accessibility: by ferry from Piraeus (Athens) and occasionally from Lavrion port