Before we get to the 10 best hotels in Sifnos Greece, lets learn a little about the island. Sifnos Island Greece is most famous for its food. Home to the famous Greek chef Nikolaos Tselementes, Sifnos has undoubtedly amazing food! You’ll want to taste the delicious local recipes, such as capper salad, chickpea soup, and mastelo at the excellent Sifnos restaurants and taverns.
One of the best things to do in Sifnos, to experience the essence of the island, is to visit the quaint Sifnos villages; Kastro, Artemonas and Apollonia which are total must sees. Meander thru the narrow alleys of Kastro, eat the best local pastries in Artemonas and have a taste of the cosmopolitan side of the island in Apollonia. Every village is unique and worth a visit.
And what about Sifnos beaches? True beauty! You’ll find a list of our favorites below. Sifnos is ideal for families and couples, and is one of the best holiday destinations to chill out and relax! Find all of your beach essentials here for your Sifnos Island Greece vacation. You can also visit our Cyclades Travel Guide or Pinterest for information on all the best Cyclades Islands.
Sifnos Weather – When to Visit
The best time to visit Sifnos is from September to October. The Aegean water is still warm, most days are sunny, and daytime temperatures typically hover in the 70s and 80s. Much of the tourist infrastructure is still open for business, and fewer crowds cause room rates to drop. Beware, however, that some restaurants, hotels and other establishments begin to close for the season in late October or early November and won’t reopen until spring. You will find some great bargains during the winter, but temperatures will hover in the mid 50s.
Best Sifnos Beaches
Platys Gialos Beach
Platis Gialos is the most popular beach of Sifnos. The golden beach that stretches for thousand meters is covered with numerous sunbeds and umbrellas, bars and other facilities. It is surrounded by trees that provide shade and its crystalline waters are wonderful. It is also great for families with plenty of activities and water sports for both children and adults. There are also plenty of places to get a cold drink and try the local food.
The beach is surrounded by trees and has soft sand with blue crystal waters which is great for diving. Apart from its magnificent coast, the area receives a great number of tourists and Greek travelers for the island’s most famous monastery, Chrissopigi . Right on the beach of Apokofto you’ll find some of the best taverns in Sifnos.
This golden beach stretches for more than 1 kilometer and it is one of the most beautiful areas of Sifnos for the crystalline shallow waters and the amazing surrounding high cliffs. Along the beach you will find numerous beach facilities, trees for cool shade as well as plenty of bars and restaurants.
Kamares Beach is one of the cleanest and longest beaches with shallow waters. If you love sunbathing, then the golden beach of Kamares is the ideal destination as it provides numerous spots for relaxation in the soft sand. Close to the beach are some taverns and bars for a nice lunch and refreshing drinks. The beach offers various water sports for both adults and children and nice beach facilities like sunbeds and umbrellas.
Its Beach consists of sand and white pebbles with crystalline waters and an idyllic surrounding that attracts many visitors. Its an ideal escape from the noisy crowds providing unique moments of relaxation and tranquility. Behind the beach you shall find a couple of taverns overlooking the famous rock that stands the monastery of Chrissopigi.
Recommended Sifnos (Cyclades) Tours & Activities
Santorini Catamaran Cruise with Greek buffet and Drinks
Experience the coastline of Santorini from the water during this 5-hour catamaran cruise. Choose between daytime and sunset bookings, both allow you to travel with an intimate group of 20 or fewer fellow passengers. Snorkel equipment is available for stops along the route, and you’ll dine on snacks and drinks. Book Your Santorini Catamaran Cruise with Greek Buffet & Drinks Here.
Santorini Caldera Cruise Including Full Greek Meal and Drinks
Experience Santorini’s beauty, hot springs and beaches on a catamaran cruise. Select a daytime or sunset cruise, and sail around the island and caldera (flooded volcanic crater) on a deluxe catamaran. Stop to bathe in the Nea Kameni springs; swim, snorkel or unwind at beaches; and enjoy unlimited Santorini wine and Greek beer, plus a Greek meal prepared on board. On the evening cruise, be treated to awe-inspiring sunset views. Book Your Santorini Caldera Cruise w/Full Greek Meal & Drinks Here.
Milos Small-Group Full-Day Cruise with Snorkeling and Lunch
Explore the Aegean Island of Milos on this sailing excursion. Enjoy a small group experience that includes visits to Cape Vani, Kalogries beach, and Gerontas beach, as well as inaccessible areas like Kleftiko and Sykia. Check out caves on a dinghy, go swimming and snorkeling, and relax by the sea. Enjoy complimentary meals, snacks, drinks, access to scuba equipment, and photos via a GoPro. Book Your Milos Full-Day Cruise w/Snorkeling and Lunch.
Private Classic Santorini Panorama: Visit the most popular destinations!
Explore Santorini’s most iconic landmarks on this private trip. Visit the island’s highest peak, the Red and Black beaches, small villages and family farms, the Akrotiri Lighthouse, and the famous village of Oia. For the afternoon departure, spend the day soaking up the atmosphere of the island and admiring the views of the Aegean Sea before ending the tour with a beautiful sunset in the village of Oia. Book Your Private Classic Santorini Panorama Here.
Semi Private Premium | Catamaran Cruise with BBQ on board & Drinks
Cruise around Santorini on this half-day catamaran tour departing from Vlihada Marina. Observe famed sights such as the Venetian Lighthouse, the Indian Rocks, the Red Beach and the village of Akrotiri as you glide atop clear blue water. Go ashore at the White Beach and enjoy a swimming and snorkeling excursion, then take in panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and the neighboring Cyclades Islands during the return trip. During the trip indulge in a buffet-style meal and sip drinks from the open bar on board. Book Your Catamaran Cruise w/BBQ on Board & Drinks Here.
Best Sifnos Restaurants
Omega 3 $11 – 30
Wander down to Platys Gialos Beach and head to Omega 3, the trendiest & tiniest spot on the island. Creative dishes using local produce and seafood: sea bream ceviche, potato salad with capers and fresh anchovies, tuna tartare and the like. Telephone: 30 2284 072014 Web: Omega 3
O Drakakis $11 – 30
Take a cab or drive your car to to Apollonia – the capital of Sifnos. Hands down one of the best places to eat for dinner is O Drakakis. It is so good you might want to eat there more than once! Nestled in between jewelery and scarves shops sits this local, everyone knows your name kind of, spot. Telephone: 30 697 212 3571 Web: O Drakakis
To Tsikali $11 – 30
To Tsikali is all the way at the end of the Vathi Beach hidden from view by a wonderful church and monastery. It can be super busy, and everyone eats what looks like the best roast chicken in the world. Telephone: 30 2284 071150 Web: To Tsikali
Vroulidia Taverna $11 – 30
Vroulidia Taverna, on Vroulidia Beach, delivers right to your lounger if you want or you can chose to sit on their porch. Sun dried fish and octopus were their specialties and their House Greek Salad also had tiny sun-dried fish mixed in with the mizithra. Telephone: 30 6970 895474 Web: Vroulidia Taverna
To Limanaki $11 – 30
At this lovely Faros restaurant, you chose your dinner from fish that had been caught that day. Served with salad, delicious grilled potatoes and a bitter cooked green, it might be one of the simplest meals, but cooked to perfection. Don’t miss the homemade gooey desserts. Telephone: 30 2284 071425 Web: To Limanaki