Sifnos is an island that has a lot of fun places to visit and create lifetime memories. I visited this Island and I can attest that you will have the best time of your life, whether you are visiting with your family, spouse or alone, it’s always a guarantee that you will have fun. On my stay at Sifnos stayed at Verina hotel and this luxurious masterpiece has the best accommodation services. Not only do they have mouth-watering delicacies but this is one of the best places to stay in Greece with the hotel offering rooms with view in Sifnos.
The following are some of the fun things to do in Sifnos:
Kastro village has an excellent panoramic view of the Aegean Sea. The name Kastro is the derived from the castle that was established in the 15th and 16th century during the period of the Frankish domination of the Island. On visiting Kastro village you not only get to enjoy seeing this castle but also the village has features that make the place unique and worth paying a visit. The village is characterized by narrow streets, small courtyards, superb old mansions and you will also get to see ancient churches build in the 16th century.
Deriving its name from the famous ancient god Apollon who was one of the 12 Greek gods of Olympus, Apollonia is the capital of Sifnos. This village is built on three smoothly shaped neighboring hills. Your visit to Sifnos wouldn’t be complete if you don’t get to see the traditional Cycladic houses decorated with ancient flowers. Also, if you are a great fan of nightlife, this is the right place to be at night, there are numerous bars and restaurants to ensure that all your cravings are well catered for. You can also get to buy souvenirs as you walk on the narrow streets of this village.
Basically, there is nothing entertaining in visiting a place to see churches, right? Sifnos, Greece will have you redefine your view of churches. To begin with there are numerous churches in this Island. In fact, you can barely walk more than 100 meters without seeing a church. Monastery of Panagia Chrissopigi is a church build on a top rock and over the years is believed to have mythical miracle powers. It was built in the ancient 16th century and given all the history and myths associated with this church, this is one destination you don’t want to miss on your visit to Sifnos.
Sifnos, Greece has some of the best beaches in the world. The following are some of the famous beaches in Sifnos:
- Platis Gialos beach
This is a well-organized beach with an amazing view of the sunset. There are numerous hotels, and tavernas to ensure you don’t starve while having fun. The locals are friendly you also get to have a great view of the ocean.
- Vathi beach
Not one of the largest beaches in Sifnos but one among the most attractive. Vathi beach is an exotic sandy beach that you shouldn’t miss out on if you like private moments as you enjoy the breeze.
- Kamares beach
Kamares beach is the beach to pay a visit with your family. There is a gig for everyone including children.
- Faros Beach
This is a calm exotic beach to spend romantic moments with your spouse. There are various sports you can participate in and the foods are amazing.
Pottery in Sifnos
If you are a fan of pottery then the place to visit is Sifnos. Ranging back from the ancient times, Sifnos has famously been recognized for producing some of the best pottery arts in the world. There are readily available raw materials: the high-quality clay soil and to top that the skilled and creative artisans.
Food in Sifnos
One can comfortably say that the people of Sifnos are excellent cooks. With a variety of mouth watering and delicious traditional dishes, Sifnos can satisfy every taste. On your visit to Sifnos be sure to try some of the best dishes such as local cheese, caper salad, chickpea balls and barbecues.
You are guaranteed of having fun on your visit to this amazing island since there is always “something” for everyone. Visit these places and get to know the beauty of this mysterious island.
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