Sports and other activities in Sifnos
Everything you can do in Sifnos
Alternative activities at the island of Sifnos
Platis Gialos, Sifnos
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Sifnos has some of the most beautiful beaches of Cyclades. Its beaches are either peaceful and they offer the possibility to swim peacefully to the people who prefer to experience this unique pleasure, or cosmopolitan for unforgettable moments!
The walkers can also walk their way to the beach, by visiting some beaches that can be approached only through paths and by boat, combining swimming and walking!
At the beaches of Platis Gialos and Vathy, there are rental agencies for canoe and other water sports.
You will find organized trips by boat and sailing vessels to beaches that are hard to access as well as to surrounding islands like Polyaigos, Milos, Kimolos, Paros etc. You can contact the tourist offices of the island for more details.
For lovers of the seabed, there is an educational diving center that operates in Sifnos the last couple of years. This is a unique opportunity to experience the magic of the underwater world.
For the lovers of photography, Sifnos is the ideal place to offer themes to shoot! Its landscapes, the blue of the Aegean, its architecture, its monasteries and churches, its wind mills, its dovecots and many other themes that are impossible to count!
Greek traditional dancing lessons and Greek cuisine courses are also organized.
Also visits to potter workshops are organized, in order to watch closely the art of pottery.
Sifnos is the ideal island for those who like walking. The fans of walking will have the chance to follow many alternative paths.
For those who want to discover other aspects of Sifnos island you can visit the museums (archaeological, folklore and ecclesiastic art), the archaeological site of Saint Andreas or look for the ancient towers arround the island.
You can combine the sally by craft or by your boat with fishing. At the north part of the island and more specifically at the area of Cheronissos, you shall find many caves, deepenings, holes, plates and sandy areas with rocks. Of course in such a sea bed you shall find many fishes such as sarguses, blackfish, lichia ammia etc. However you must be careful because the area is open as regards the wind and things can get quite difficult.
At the east side of the island and in particular from Moni Poulatis and down, to the southeast side of Sifnos, to Faros’ Stavros and Chrissopigi, there are many fish. The sea bed is this area has many plates, reefs, sand with rocks and holes. In Chrisopigi and in Faros’ Stavros you shall be impressed by the wealth of the sea bed! The fish that you will find here are pikes, bassfish, pandoras, streaked gurnards, blackfish etc. You can fish with a rifle harpoon, but also with trawl lines, fishnet, and fishing lines.
At the south of Sifnos a good area to fish is the small island Kitriani and Platis Gialos. The sea bed there has many caves, holes, plates and deepenings, where you shall find many fish, such as sarguses, lichia ammia, blackfish etc.
At the west side of Sifnos you can visit Vathi, the sea bed of which is sandy; however there are many fish and the bay Vroulidia, which is situated over Kamares. There, you shall find sarguses, pandoras, red mullets, parrot fish and many more fish species.
Of course in any case you can try your luck with the coastal fishing, especially during the less "tourist" months that the piers and beaches are quieter.