OrangeSmile Tours Best destinations around the world - Travel Guide

Sightseeing in Sifnos Island - what to see. Complete travel guide

Sifnos is one of the most popular Greek islands from the tourist point of view; the small island is annually visited by thousands of travelers from all over the world. Active colonization of the island began in classical times; high quality ceramics, as well as items of precious metals, which are considered the best in Hellas, were produced there in the prehistoric era. Today, the picturesque island with amazing nature and fabulously beautiful beaches is of great interest to fans of excursions, as historical buildings of different eras have survived there.
Be sure to bring at least one product from the local potters from Sifnos. Pottery has developed here since time immemorial, and to this day masters use some techniques exactly the same as a … Open
The largest port city of the island is Kamares; it’s sure to appeal to fans of hiking. Everywhere you can see charming villas built in traditional style, many of them house restaurants and shops. To admire the beauty of contemporary monuments it’s worth to go to the nearby village of Apollonia known under the informal name ‘White Valley.’
This town is considered the most scenic and picturesque on the island, because of its original architecture. Streets of the village consist of small snow-white houses with brightly decorated balconies. The center of the old village area is Platia Iroon, next to which there is one of the most visited cultural sites of the island, the National Museum. Nearby there is the lovely church of Panagia Ouranoforos built in the 18th century, and the ruins of the Temple of Apollo, whose age is almost 3,000 years. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Sifnos is often called the real pearl of the Cyclades archipelago. It’s hard to say whether this is true or not but a large number of historical monuments and natural wonders on the … Open
Fans of ancient architecture would be interested in visiting the nearby village of Artemon that is rich in unique Venetian monuments. The most interesting attraction is the old church of Panagia Gorna, which has preserved original frescoes. It’s noteworthy that the church was built on the site of the destroyed temple of Artemis.
Sifnos Travelers who prefer to spend time away from noisy and busy places would like the village of Heronissos. Its symbol is the small Agios Eoros monastery that is of great interest from an architectural point of view. It’s worth mentioning that the monastery is located on a small hill, so during the tour tourists have a wonderful opportunity to admire the surrounding landscape.
The love of the inhabitants of Sifnos for pottery is reflected even in the specifics of the local cuisine. Clay pots of different types and forms are widely used here for preparing a whole … Open
The rich excursion program is offered by the town of Castro, the former capital of the island, which was founded during the reign of the Venetian Empire. The town was founded in difficult rocky terrain, which makes it even more attractive in the eyes of curious tourists. There are numerous beautiful medieval buildings and churches on its territory; its active construction took place in the 17th century. Recently the ancient Acropolis was discovered in the town; all the artifacts from it are now stored in the local Archaeological Museum.
The coastal town of Platis Yialos is very popular among tourists; it features not only beautiful beaches, but also rich historical heritage. There is the most beautiful monastery on the island, Hrisopigi, nearby; the intact 17th century church has survived on its territory. You can discover interesting places literally in any settlement of the island, and all of them are unique and attractive.
Once in Greece, it is hard not to notice how much the rhythm of life of the local residents differs from what is familiar to many Europeans. Here, no one is in a hurry, and at the forefront … Open
Sifnos offers ideal conditions for beachside relaxation to guests of the resort. Panagia Chrissopigi Beach remains one of the most famous and popular destinations for fans of swimming and sunbathing. This part of the coast is also famous for its naturally formed rocks that never cease to attract divers. Vacationers with small children may, however, find this beach not suitable at all. Kamares and Platis Gialos remain the most comfortable beaches of the island. They have a well-developed infrastructure and are great for relaxing many hours. There are modern sports centers and charming restaurants where visitors can eat and rent everything needed for active recreation.
Sifnos Platis Gialos Beach has one more interesting peculiarity. There are numerous shopping tents not far away from it. This is a wonderful place to purchase numerous interesting souvenirs and ceramics manufactured by local craftsmen. Vathi Beach is a worthy competitor of the beaches mentioned above. Contrary to the two popular beaches, Vathi is a calm place that is rarely crowded. Travelers, who want to relax in the atmosphere of complete silence and solitude, will be pleased with their stay at Fikiada Beach. The territory of the beach includes numerous charming bays and grottos. Vacationers are welcome to rent a boat and simply go explore surroundings of the resort.
Sifnos Island - guide chapters 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

City tours, excursions and tickets in Sifnos Island and surroundings

Reference information
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Sifnos Island
♥   Castle 'Sanudo Tower' Naxos, 61.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Naxos Castle' Naxos, 61.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Belonia Tower' Naxos, 66.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Agia Tower' Naxos, 67.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Exomvourgo Fortress' Exomvourgo, 79.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Sifnos Island
♥   National Park 'Ethniko Parko Schinia Marathona' , 145.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sightseeing in Greece: things to see

Many tourist destinations are located in the territory of Attica – the capital region of the country. The most famous landmarks of the region include Delphi and the Apollo Temple, the Oracle and the Sybil Stone. … Open
Car rental on OrangeSmile.com Rentals in Sifnos Island

Search touristic sites on the map of Sifnos Island

Address/Sight name City/Region Country Within radius, km
 Types of touristic objects to search for
Hotels & Car rental
Carhire locations
0 star
1 star
2 stars
3 stars
4 stars
5 stars
Touristic places
Art galleries
Churches/Temples
Museums
Castles/Palaces
Monuments
Touristic areas
Sightseeings
Attractions
Attraction parks
Casino
Theaters/Cinema
Disco/Clubs
Parks
Zoo
Aqua parks
Transport
Airports
Train stations
Bus stations
Metro
Parkings
Fuel stations
Ports/Ferries
Open the list of object types
Health/Sport
Open the list of object types
Food/Money
Open the list of object types
Shopping
Open the list of object types
Beauty/Medicine
Open the list of object types
City services
Open the list of object types
Useful services

Sightseeing in regions nearby Sifnos Island

All about Sifnos Island, Greece - sightseeings, attractions, touristic spots, architecture, history, culture and cuisine. Prepare your trip together with OrangeSmile.com - find out the 'must see' things in Sifnos Island, which places to visit, which excursions to take, where the breathtaking views are waiting for you. Planning your trip with this travel guide will help your to get the most out of Sifnos Island in few days.
OrangeSmile.com - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
Secure Server
Head office
Weegschaalstraat 3, Eindhoven
5632 CW, The Netherlands
+31 40 40 150 44


Copyright © 2002 - OrangeSmile Tours B.V. | OrangeSmile.com | Under the direction and management of IVRA Holding B.V. - Registered at Kamer van Koophandel (KvK), The Netherlands No. 17237018