Sifnos is a beautiful island located in the western part of the Cyclades. This is a typical sample of Cycladic island, with traditional architecture, calm beaches, seaside taverns and low hills. The most popular beaches are located on the southern side of Sifnos island and have crystal water, soft sand and many tourist facilities.
Some say that Sifnos, leader of the lonian colonists, a hero of Attica and the son of Sounios, gave the island its name. Herodotus writes that the inhabitants were weaithy because of the gold and silver mines int he Agios Sostis region. Attractive buildings were a feature of their towns, and they had offered the famous Siphnian Treasury to the oracle at Delphi. After having been ruled by the Macedonians and Romans, the inhabitans suffered repeated pirate raids and it was then that most of the beacon towers were built. During the era of the Cruraders, the Venetian duke Marco Sanudo conquered Sifnos and other Cycladic islands with his gallery. From 1617, the island paid head taxes to the Turks.
The religious experiences of Sifnos Sightseeing, as an alternative form of tourism, will offer you unique moments during your holidays. The religious heritage of Sifnos island attracts visitors, every year, from all over the world. Tourists are visiting churches and monasteriesaround the island often located in areas with landscapes of outstanding natural beauty.
“After the sun goes down” the choices are many and varied……
There are tavernas serving local specialty dishes, fish tavernas with fresh fish and seafood, a wide variety of restaurants, ‘mezedopoleia’ (small bistros serving appetisers or snacks and drinks) and bars that stay open till the early hours, often with live music.