From one Greek Island to another, there will be similarities and huge differences among the people, the landscapes, the cuisines, the types of settlements, and the like. Sifnos Island villages offer their own beauty in their own ways. Here are the top 5 Sifnos Island villages, what you can expect, and things to see and do when visiting.
The Uniqueness of the Sifnos Island Villages
Just 5 km east of Apollonia lies Kastro village. It has an exceptional panoramic view of the sea and has a strong medieval character, as it was built upon the ruins of Sifnos ancient capital. Its boundary walls are still evident, its narrow streets, luring visitors, and its impressive old mentions 16th-century churches floors are indicative of the beauty that is Kastro. A small archaeological Museum displays some of the remains of provide insight into life as it used to be in this village.
Apollonia Village is the capital of Sifnos Island. The village is built on three hills, in an amphitheater manner. This truly is the epitome of a picturesque town. The narrow stone streets that lead through the town alongside the Cycladic style homes that are almost always whitewashed and contrasted with the vivid colored flowers. With the Greeks being strong believers in their faith from long ago, tourists will come across numerous stunning churches, such as Panagia Ouranofora, Agios Spiridonas, and Agios Ioannis. The folklore Museum has lots of interesting exhibits, from textiles to weaponry, from paintings to costumes, that all depict the history of Sifnos Island. Apollonia provides all the amenities tourists may need, including banks, travel agencies, pharmacies, gas stations, and various types of shops, restaurants and Greek taverns.
Kamares is a coastal settlement and the port of Sifnos, situated on the Western side of the island. This developed village gets busy during the summer months, tourists amenities, from various types of shops to accommodations. There are also numerous pottery workshops, as this island is known for its top-notch ceramic production.
Kamares Village is pretty, with its beachfront dotted with fine taverns, bars and cafes. This village is also home to some of the oldest churches on the island, which are adorned with beautiful icons and frescoes. The municipal tourist office provides tourists with all sorts of information about the island, bus schedules, accommodations, and so on. Tourists will also find the lovely Kamares Beach that offers water sports facilities.
This is a lovely and serene fishing village. It’s located just 10 km from Apollonia, on the southwest side of the island. Over the last few years, there’s been a great development and tourism. In this otherwise tranquil village. Visitors can enjoy lots of good food in the fine taverns and ouzeries with the freshest fish right on the seashore. Tourists also have lots of options with regards to accommodations in Vathi Village. Adjacent to the port is the white Monastery of Taxiarchon that used to house monks. Today, they have become guest rooms for visitors. At the top of the hill of Agios Andreas is a church that has one of the best views to ever be experienced. Vathi Village is the ideal choice for a peaceful and serene vacation on Sifnos Island. Vathi Beach is sandy with crystal-clear waters, although there are three smaller beaches to explore, too.
This quaint fishing village is home to the lighthouse for which it is named. It stands proudly at the right of the port. Tourists will find pretty traditional white cycladic style homes and narrow streets. Although smaller, the village still offers choices for restaurants, shops, and accommodations. The beaches of Faros are beautiful: Fasolou is definitely worth a visit. Also, take the time to visit the pretty church by the edge of the water.