Local products of Sifnos

All the products you can buy from Sifnos

Traditional products from Sifnos

When it's time to leave the island, you will definitely want to get something to remember the unique landscapes, the stunning sunsets and all the beautiful moments you experienced in Sifnos.

The options for your purchases are more than plenty!

Market

Pottery is perhaps the best-known product of Sifnos. The island, since ancient times, has a great tradition in pottery, an art which is still practiced to date. Many young Sifnians potters work the clay with excellent results giving a unique character in their creations. Pottery shops can be found throughout the island and the only sure thing is that it will be hard to make a choice. Buy utilitarian items (cups, cookware, trays, etc.), or decoratives in soft or bold colors, with elaborate designs or leaner decorations.

Due to the abundance of minerals (gold and silver) that existed in the mines of the island, Sifnians developed the art of silversmithing from ancient times demonstrating once more miraculous results by manufacturing world-renowned works. This art is still practiced by silver-goldsmiths in Sifnos until today. Visit silversmith workshops and buy handmade jewelry, real works of art or request to prepare you the jewel of your desire.

In Sifnos, you will also find clothes, accessories and shoes stores, loom products, handmade and traditional products.

You can find a press center in Apollonia whilst bookstores (with Greek and foreign reading material) can be found both in Apollonia and Artemonas.

The commercial alley of Apollonia in Sifnos
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Peristeriona Ceramics, Online shop


Peristeriona Ceramics, Online shop, Kamares, Sifnos

Kamares, Sifnos

Besides their pottery studio in Maroussi, exhibition and pottery for sale is available at Peristeriona, a pottery shop located in the port of Kamares, Sifnos, which operates during the summer since 1989...

Peristeriona Ceramics, Online shop telephone

Peristeriona Ceramics, Online shop telephone +30 2284032121

Location of Peristeriona Ceramics, Online shop: Kamares, Sifnos
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In Sifnos (Apostolidis Ceramics)


In Sifnos (Apostolidis Ceramics), Kamares, Sifnos

Kamares, Sifnos

Items that you are going to love for their authenticity...

In Sifnos (Apostolidis Ceramics) telephone

In Sifnos (Apostolidis Ceramics) telephone +30 2284033721

Location of In Sifnos (Apostolidis Ceramics): Kamares, Sifnos
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Katerina Ceramics


Katerina Ceramics, Kamares, Sifnos

Kamares, Sifnos

By applying the method of pottery, she gives the clay original shapes, in a unique way. Ceramics in the form of pomegranates, nuts...

Katerina Ceramics telephone

Katerina Ceramics telephone +30 2284031683

Location of Katerina Ceramics: Kamares, Sifnos
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The Bookshop


The Bookshop, Apollonia, Sifnos

Apollonia, Sifnos

Up-to-date, vivid, dynamic, with all the latest publications in greek and foreign books, wide variety of postcards, maps, International press...

The Bookshop telephone

The Bookshop telephone +30 2284033523

Location of The Bookshop: Apollonia, Sifnos
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Food and Wine

Cheese

One of the most unique products you can taste in Sifnos is «gylomeni manoura». It is a unique local buttery cheese, with a special and a quite spicy flavor made from sheep and goat milk and, once ripened, is covered with wine sediments (lees) and kept in jars for further maturation. In the jar, the aromas from the wine sediments (lees) and the savory penetrate the cheese and make it delicious.

An equally common cheese with milder, fresh taste is «chloromanoura», which is softer and not dipped into wine sediments (lees) and has a short expiry date.

In regards to dairy products, make sure to try «xynomyzithra». This is a creamy cheese - found in several islands of the Cyclades under other names - with sourish taste, which blends excellently in salads. Spread it on bread or a rusk and you can have an excellent snack for your ouzo or wine.

If you visit Sifnos at Easter you will have the chance to try another fresh and quite creamy cheese, the so-called «anthotyra», which looks a lot like the famous cream cheese. Μelopita (like gingerbread) a special sweet and juicy pastry is made with anthotyra and honey, flavored with cinnamon. Melopita (Gingerbread) is a traditional Easter dessert of the island, but in recent years you can find it in the summer in various patisseries of the island.

Bee products

As in several Cycladic islands, here too, you will find excellent thyme honey. The production is not particularly large and its quantity dependents on the weather; the end-product, however, is excellent. Golden yellow, clear and uniquely scented by thymes which are abundant throughout Sifnos.

Beeswax, wax, and royal jelly are not sold by all producers, but if you make a search, you will definitely find exceptional quality.

Natural products

You will find herbs for beverages and for cooking (sage, oregano, thyme, wild mint, marjoram, savory, etc.) in many shops fresh or dried. Also, if you are fond of capers, surely you will enjoy it in Sifnos as it exists in abundance around the island and is available for sale.

Pastries

Pastries are something you won’t miss when you visit Sifnos! The variety, originality and simplicity of the pastries will earn you. Amazing scones, anise cookies, biscuits and fragrant cakes can be purchased from local bakeries. You will find honeyed, fragrant and soft nougat (without added sugar), almond macaroons (both baked and in the casserole), patties stuffed with nuts, Turkish delight, fragrant vanilla sweet, in all traditional pastry workshops.

Also, apart from melopita (like gingerbread), which is served mainly at Easter, another special local pastry is “loli”. This is a rich sweet pumpkin pie, made with yellow pumpkin and flavored with cinnamon, orange, clove, honey and raisins. A truly excellent dessert!

Fruit and vegetables

Small production but with unique taste irrigated and rain-fed outdoor products. Depending on the season and weather, you can find tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, beans, lettuce, cauliflower, broccoli, celery, rocket etc.

Wines

In Sifnos you shall also find unique aromatic traditional wines of domestic winery, thanks to some remarkable wine-making efforts that take place during the last years by minor producers.

Manoura [cheese] matured in wine lees, traditional cheese of Sifnos Xinomizithra. A traditional creamy cheese Caper, a plant that you can find everywhere in Sifnos

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