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KAMARES
KAMARES

KAMARES, the main harbour of Siphnos, in deep natural gulf. Even if it is developed touristically, it achieved to maintain its own style. You can swim more ...


Sifnos, lies in the middle of the Cyclades islands between Serifos, Kimolos and Antiparos and is about 80 nautical miles from Piraeus. It has an area of 74 sq. km. and a shoreline of 70 km, with a population of 2000. The island is reached on the ferries which run on the Piraeus- Kythnos- Serifos- Sifnos- Sifnos- Kimolos line, and there are also sailings to other islands in the Cyclades.

Sifnos was very wealthy in ancient times, thanks to its gold and silver mines. Proof of this, is the treasury which the Siphnians built at Delphi in the 6th century BC to house their offerings. However, it appears that something went wrong with the mines; either they were worked out or flooded by the sea -we do not know which- and their production ceased. In ancient times, Siphnos's wealth was measured by the gold and silver it produced, in the last two centuries it can be measured by its cultural output.

In 1207, the Venetian Marco Sanudo conquered Sifnos and it was incorporated into the Duchy of Naxos. In 1537, it was conquered by the Turks. It played its part in the struggle for liberty in 1821 and was united with Greece in 1832.

Sifnos, has a lot of things to offer, even in the most demanding visitor. The imposing landscapes, the picturesque settlements like Apollonia, Kamares and Artemonas, the beautiful beaches like Platys Gialos, the medieval villages like Kastro and the old monasteries like Chrysopigi, taken together with island's excellent infrastructure, made Sifnos a very popular destination.

There are 365 churches on Sifnos with Chrysopigi being the most famous one.
Take a tour among Sifnos villages.
Sifnos is also famous for its beaches and the famous pottery.

Photos and text taken from "Sifnos - History-Art-Folklore-Routes" (Toubis Editions)

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TOP HOTELS
1 - ALK HOTEL
2 - MYRTO HOTEL
3 - NYMFES HOTEL
4 - ELIES RESORTS
5 - DELFINI HOTEL
6 - ARCHONTOU APARTMENTS
7 - SIFNAIKA KONAKIA
8 - HOTEL SMARAGDI
9 - MYRTO BUNGALOWS
10 - CAPE NAPOS
11 - BOUFOUNIS STUDIOS
12 - WINDMILL BELLA VISTA
13 - EFHARIS APARTMENTS
14 - AKROGIALI PENSION
15 - ILIOFEGARO
16 - PANORAMA ROOMS
KATAVATI
KATAVATI

To south and higher than Apollonia, Katavari includes the district of St. Ioannis the Eleimon (Merciful), with the homonymous place name. In Katavati more ...


VILLAGES
- KAMARES
- APOLLONIA
- ARTEMONAS
- PLATYS GYALOS
- HERRONISSOS
- KASTRO
- EXABELA
- KATAVATI
- FAROS
- AGIOS LOUKAS
- VATHI
- KATO PETALI
- ANO PETALI

KAMARES
KAMARES

KAMARES, the main harbour of Siphnos, in deep natural gulf. Even if it is developed touristically, it achieved to maintain its own style. You can swim more ...


BEACHES
- KAMARES
- PLATYS GYALOS
- HERRONISSOS
- FAROS
- VATHI
- CHRYSOPIGI
FOLKLORE MUSEUM
FOLKLORE MUSEUM

In the main square of Apollonia is the war memorial (Iroon) and the Sifnos Folklore Museum which has been opened since 1974. In this museum are some e more ...


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- ARCHAELOGICAL MUSEUM
- FOLKLORE MUSEUM
- PANAGIA TIS VRISSIS
- CHRYSOPIGI
FOLKLORE MUSEUM
FOLKLORE MUSEUM

In the main square of Apollonia is the war memorial (Iroon) and the Sifnos Folklore Museum which has been opened since 1974. In this museum are some e more ...


WORTH SEEING
- ARCHAELOGICAL MUSEUM
- FOLKLORE MUSEUM
- PANAGIA TIS VRISSIS
- CHRYSOPIGI


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