Attractions in Sifnos

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Kastro

Kastro

The old capital of the island during the 6th-19th centuries is located in its eastern part and goes by the name Kastro. One of the most picturesque and...

Agios Andreas

Mycenaean Acropolis of Agios Andreas

One of the most important archaeological sites of the island, the Mycenaean Acropolis of Agios Andreas, on the eponymous hill (or Ai-Dria as the locals call...

Artemonas

Artemonas

Amphitheatrically built 1.5 km from Apollonia, Artemonas is the largest village in Sifnos and according to history owes its name to the goddess Artemis, who...

Chrisopigi

Panagia Chrissopigi

In the south-eastern part of the island between Faros and Platis Gialos, the monastery of Panagia Chrissopigi seems to be emerging from the waters of the...

Apollonia

Apollonia

Apollonia, the island’s beautiful capital, is built on three hills and is found in Sifnos hinterland. It took its name from the god Apollo, who was worshiped...

Exambela

Ancient Towers

A total of 77 towers are still preserved in Sifnos, which date back during the period of the island's prosperity in the 6th century BC. These fortifications...

Exambela

Monastery of Panagia Vryssiani

The biggest monastery of the island is that of Panagia Vryssiani –also known as Panagia Vryssis– and is located south of Apollonia on the road to Platis...

Platis Gialos

Platis Gialos

Within a 9 km distance from Apollonia (15' drive) in the southern part of the island, the settlement of Platis Gialos is found. This picturesque hamlet is...

Kastro

Archaeological Museum

The Archaeological Museum of Sifnos is located in Kastro area, in the eastern part of the island and is housed in a building created by the Archaeological...

Apollonia

Folklore Museum

The Folklore Museum of Sifnos is located at the central Iroon square, in Apollonia, and will introduce you to the folk tradition and the everyday life of the...

Kastro

Acropolis of Kastro

The Acropolis of Kastro is located in the eastern part of the island, at the top of the village Kastro, the ancient capital of the island. It is one of the...

Rest of Sifnos

Churches of the island

A walk on the island is enough to realise that Sifnos has hundreds -more specifically 237- churches and monasteries. "Witnesses" of the history, the...

Cheronisos

Cheronisos

The picturesque fishing village Cheronisos is located in the northern part of the island and 15 km from Apollonia. Tiny and quiet, it is an ideal choice for...

Kamares

Kamares

The largest coastal village and port of the island, Kamares, is located in the western part of Sifnos, 5 km from Apollonia, the island’s capital. The area...

Exambela

Exambela

The village Exambela is located within a close distance from Apollonia and 7 km from Kamares, the port of the island. One of the largest villages on the...

Rest of Sifnos

Museum of Ecclesiastical Art

The Monastery of Panagia Vryssiani near the settlement of Exabela south of Apollonia, operates the Museum of Ecclesiastical Art, on the premises of which...

Kastro

Church of Epta Martires

Below the village of Kastro, in the eastern part of the island, the church of Epta Martires or Eptamartiros (Seven Martyrs) sits atop a rock and is one of...

Faros

Ancient Mines

The mining activity in Sifnos –one of the most lucrative ones on the island- dates from antiquity to the mid-20th century. Herodotus, Pafsanias, Strabon and...

Vathi

Vathi

One of the most picturesque villages of Sifnos is found in the southwestern part of the island, 10 km from Apollonia. This is Vathi, in every sense of the...