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Sifnos comprises a number of places you don't want to miss, such as Agios Loukas, Apollonia, Artemonas, Vathi, Exambela, Kamares, Kastro, Katavati, Kato Petali, Pano Petali, Platis Gialos, Pharos, Gironisos, Chrysopigi! Seize the opportunity to pay a visit on each and every one:

  • Apollonia, the capital of Sifnos, took its name from god Apollo. A traditional settlement, meeting the needs of residents and tourists, with banks, restaurants, rooms to let, hotels, bars, tourist shops. The summer nights vibrates with life, with entertainment options for all tastes. The Rabagas square, suitable for entertainment, owes its name to the well-known publisher Kleanthis Triantafyllou Rabagas.
  • In Artemonas, the name of which comes from the cult of the goddess Artemis, one can meet the church of Panagia Kochi, of great historical value, traditional bakehouses, patisseries, pottery, mansion houses, neoclassical buildings with large courtyards and the center of the settlement with stunning view of the windmills, admiring the Castle, the magnificent Sea and many Cycladic islands.
  • Exambela, a very beautiful village with many sights, such as the tower of Vrissi close to the monastery of Panagia Vrisis, which is worth visiting, with an exceptional architecture, a museum of Byzantine art with a unique collection of manuscripts, icons and ecclesiastical exhibits.
  • Kastro (Castle), the jewel of Sifnos and one of the most beautiful parts of the island, was the old capital, the seat of the Archdiocese from the 9th-6th century BC, the most picturesque settlement and the most important, from an archaeological point of view. With temple and theater dedicated to god Dionysos, luxurious public marble buildings, it has been inhabited since prehistoric times until today. Its name comes from the castle formed by the buildings.
  • In the East of Kastro we find the picturesque chapel of the Eptamartyres, on the rock with the background of the Sea and to the north, an ancient path leading to the most ideal place for diving from rocks, Panagia Poulati.
  • In the west of the settlement and at the foot of the hill there is a small beach, Seralia, an ancient port, whose name means palaces (existed in the area), maintained until today, with picturesque taverns, in a magical landscape.
  • The island is famous not only for its history but also for its cuisine, as the great master of cooking, Nicholas Tselementes, lived and grew up there, with a rich tradition in gastronomy. Thus, in gourmet restaurants, we can taste unique flavors and choose among taverns with special traditional flavors, fish taverns with fresh fish, taverns (mezedopoleia) for all tastes, bakehouses with unique sweets, such as the famous almonds (amygdalota) of Sifnos.
  • The protagonist of the night entertainment is the Strait of Apollonia, with plenty of bars for all tastes. At this very place, evening cultural events are organized, focusing on traditional nights, theater, exhibitions and festivals, leaving the visitor the best impressions.
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