A Collection of favorite villages
Sifnos is an entirely different kind of island than neighbor Milos and even our home island of Paros. It may even be Karin’s favorite! It is beautiful, green, and mountainous, but we were most impressed with the cleanliness! No litter anywhere, the houses kept up, even the farms were tidy! Not overdone, just well kept. Sifnos is relatively small so the tourism volume is low…and I think that keeps this island more pure and more Greek.
This website is not a guide to the best places to stay, restaurants, or beaches. It is presented as a personalized account that you can use bits and pieces of to enhance your own journey. With that in mind I have included only a few highlights of a trip that Karin and I took in June 2009. The photos here are just some of the villages of Sifnos. There are more in the photo journals that Karin created in Google Photos. If you would like to follow that report, click on the left photo. Sifnos starts on Day Four The link to the next episode is in the description or the caption of the last photo in each album(click on small i symbol, if necessary).
Perhaps it is better to stay near Apollonia the central town for easy access to the whole island, but we selected a small pension in Platys Yialos near the south end. The whole island is only about 5 km wide and 15 long. So it is quite quick to get from one village to another.
Our first morning we took a short ride to Vathy for breakfast. It was both beautiful and relaxing.