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ABOUT Sikinos , Cyclades

Sikinos island is one of the most unspoiled islands of the Cyclades. An ideal destination for those seeking a peaceful and relaxing holiday.sk1

History

In ancient years, Sikinos was called Inos, meaning the island of wine. Archaeologists seem to have found a temple of antiquity dedicated to Apollo, Episkopi. Our Mythology says that the island changed name when king of Lemnos Thoas chased by women of Lemnos, which had killed all the men, came to Ino and married one nymph, their son was called Sikinos and it took the island in present name. The findings were discovered in the island suggest that Sikinos was inhabited during the Mycenaean era. In the 10th century BC Ionians settled on the island and then fell into the hands of Athens in the late 5th century. The Venetians occupied it together with the other Cyclades in the 13th to 16th century, the Turks conquered Sikinos in 1537. In 1829 was integrated with the rest of Greece. After the founding of the Greek state, archaeologists visited the island and said that although rocky, was quite fertile and made export wine, produced very good cotton, nice oil valued wax and honey.

The Main Attractions of Sikinos

On the island you can visit a wealth of attractions. The most famous is the monastery of Zoodochos Pigi (Chrysopigi), Diocese church, the church of Pantanassa Byzantine collection, Folklore Museum and Black Cave (black cave).sk2

Food & Shopping

Sikinos produces a variety of cheese, sour cream, cheese and cheese Sikinos. If you visit try the island’s specialty is salad with local caper. It also has honey, from which, together with sesame produced her excellent nougat. The Sikinos island offers a variety of shops as restaurants, bars, groceries, bakerιes, small shops selling souvenirs, newspapers, maps, etc.

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