Siphnos is known today as a summer resort, an island of natural beauty, its hospitable and courteous inhabitants, its white washed traditional houses, its beautiful churches and chapels, its old monasteries and its popular as known as hidden-away beaches. But Siphnos is also known for its history, not least of all the treasure Siphnians deposited at Delphi thousands of years ago, and its ancient castles, vestiges of the Golden Era of classical Greek history.
Equally worth mentioning is the Siphnians contribution to the sciences and the Greek literary tradition. As someone wrote, "if, 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." indeed, the island can boast a large number of Siphnians who contributed to the social development and reconstruction of the modern Greek state: politicians, teachers, religious leaders, journalists, lawyers and economists. And we shouldn't neglect to mention the local literary tradition that has become an integral part of the literary tradition in Greece, and which still remains vibrant today.
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