Sifnos Cycladia Tips

Sifnos is a unique island of high aesthetics, warm hospitality and upscale ambiance. The island is very popular amongst Greek and international visitors, usually above the age of 30, so do not expect crazy nightlife. The majority of visitors are well travelled, with high economic and social status and enjoy the good life.

A destination to relax
Sifnos may not be the home of nightclubs but you will be surprised to discover an array of unique bars, scattered in Kamares, Apollonia and Artemonas. You will find many cozy little bars along the main street of Apollonia where you can sip a delicious cocktail under the stars and watch the passer-bys while listening to smooth lounge music. The atmosphere is easy-going and fun for the lounge ambience aficionados.

Best local dish
Sifnos is the birthplace of Tselementes, a famous Greek chef. The island boasts an exquisite local cuisine. The most famous dish is “mastelo” (lamb) served in almost every traditional tavern. Try the mastelo served in Okyalos (Apollonia) and in Lembesis (Panagia Chryssopigi).

The best sailboat docking spot
It’s definitely better to rent a car and drive around the island, since there are lots of places of special interest and unique beauty. Visit the serene, secluded cove of Vathy where the biggest hotel complex of the island is located, Elies. Many politicians, academics and foreign celebrities choose this place, because of its privacy, high quality services, luxurious bungalows and the beautiful, long, sandy beach. There are three traditional taverns here. Insider’s tip: Try the one in the middle! Service is kinda slow, but the food is really good.

Best beach
Of all the beaches, Kamares is by far the best. There is ample parking space in several locations; the water is shallow,warm and crystal clear and the golden sand is always sparkling under the hot sun! The waters are especially warm after 2pm. It’s never windy, because the port is naturally protected and surrounded by high mountains and it has tens of tamarisks that offer a much needed shade! If you prefer an organized beach, seek for an umbrella and a sun-bed at the very end, close to the main road that starts from the port towards Apollonia and the rest of the island’s villages.

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