Sifnos is a beautiful island located in the western part of the Cyclades. This is a typical sample of Cycladic island, with traditional architecture, calm beaches, seaside taverns and low hills. The most popular beaches are located on the southern side of Sifnos island and have crystal water, soft sand and many tourist facilities. There, you can also visit the fabulous Monastery of Chrissopighi, the protector of the island. Kastro is the most picturesque village in Sifnos Greece, with narrow paved streets, stone houses and great sea view. At the entrance of Kastro, there is the small church of Seven Martyrs, the most photographed chapel of Kastro. Holidays in Sifnos can be combined with other Cycladic islands, like Milos and Serifos.
The toponym Kamara or Kamares derives from the many caves that existed on the rocky south coast of the bay. Kamares is the largest coastal village and the port of Sifnos. The central settlement extends at the right side of the bay of Kamares. Here you shall find the port’s dock, ATM, travel agencies, stores, groceries, traditional taverns, restaurants, cafeterias, bars, patisserie workshops, potter’s workshops with genuine ceramics of Sifnos, rooms to let, hotels, car and motorcycle renting offices, greek press agency, a kiosk, a private camping area and at the west border of the settlement the mansions of the wealthy residents of Sifnos.
Apollonia is the capital of Sifnos since 1836 located literally in the heart of the island. The town is dedicated to the worship of the God Apollo. The village itself is a beautiful site as it is built amphitheatrically around three hills. The picturesque village consists of narrow stone paved streets, Cycladic style houses decorated with bright coloured flowers and whitewashed arches. A walk in the picturesque town of Apollonia reveals many beautiful churches like Agios Spiridonas, Panagia Ouranofora and Agios Ioannis. For those interested in the history of Sifnos can visit the Folklore Museum that hosts interesting exhibits, including a collection of textiles, costumes, weaponry and paintings. Apollonia is the commercial and administrative centre of Sifnos providing a variety of services from travel agencies to banks and pharmacies, shops and gas stations. You can taste the popular cuisine of Sifnos at the various restaurants, pastry shops and Greek taverns. Apollonia offers a beautiful setting for your morning coffee and night walks.