Aromas of wildflowers and cheerful voices of children fill the air in spring, bronzed young people play with the waves in summer, songs for the vintage and feasts at the oil presses make up the autumn, red wine and tidbits around the stove are typical elements of the winter season.
Sifnos invites you to discover it all year round. A mosaic of landscapes and traditions, interwoven with the island hospitality unfolds before you. Discover it.
Small chapels on the seafront, breathtaking views, photo shooting on the sand overlooking the sunset, party till dawn with unique tastes of Sifnos, experienced partners.
Sifnos is the ideal place for a perfect wedding!
The island offers accommodation for all tastes and budgets. Choose the one that best suits you and make your stay in Sifnos unforgettable. All you need is to have timely planning!
Experience the revival of the ancient towers communication network in Sifnos. The event takes place on the Pentecost Sunday, in the afternoon (the day before Monday of the Holy Spirit).
One of the best places to watch is the Citadel of Agios Andreas, which has visual contact with many towers and road access.
For almost each of the 235 churches of the island, a feast is organized on the eve of the church's celebration in the afternoon.
After vespers the feast begins! Food and wine is offered and the feast lasts till morning with traditional songs and dances of the island accompanied by the music of local instrumentalists.
Find out in which churches there will be a feast during your stay and visit at least one. It is a unique experience and you're all invited by the «panigirades» i.e. the people who undertake the organization of the feast!
Sifnos, birthplace of the famous Greek chef Nikolaos Tselementes, is the island where you can eat well in the majority of restaurants.
From meticulous fish-bars to traditional taverns and all day cafés, your palate will surely get satisfied.
Traditional recipes that you must try at least once are: «revithada» i.e. slow baked chick pea stew (baked in a clay pot over night in a wood oven), cooked caper salad, mastelo (lamb in a wooden oven roasted in red wine) and chickpea balls.
Do not forget to try the unique cheeses of the island namely spicy gylomeni manoura, chloromanoura and xynomyzithra.
The traditional settlements of the island constitute the key element of the traditional architecture and cultural heritage and physiognomy of Greece and are a source of beauty and inspiration.
Wander the cobbled streets, admire the traditional architecture of stone (mainly) and wood. Drink your coffee, or have a sage concotion in a traditional café and enjoy the peace of mind that the place gives you.
Villages full of life or peace, villages with incredible views and villages on the seafront. The island has it all. Discover Sifnos!
Visit the award-winning by Europa Nostra Mycenaean Acropolis of Agios Andreas (12th century BC) and its museum with the impressive views towards the eastern part of Sifnos.
Admire the exhibits of the archaeological museum in Kastro, the church museum in Vrysi monastery, and the folklore museum in Apollonia.
Learn about the ancient communication network of the island with the 76 ancient towers – beacons (6th-3rd century BC) and see up close their remnants within the settlements or the countryside.
Organized marina, harbors and shelters that are protected from all winds. The options for mooring in Sifnos are many and the short distances with the other islands of the Cyclades make it the perfect basis for daily excursions.
It’s down to you to choose: Holidays in Sifnos or island hopping?
Every year, at the beginning of September, Artemonas hosts the "Nikolaos Tselementes" Cycladic Gastronomy Festival.
It is a three-day festival, which has become an institution and is internationally recognized.