Sifnos Island Greece

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 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, Sifnos Island Greece, The Cyclades, Sifnos hotels, things to do in Sifnos, Sifnos restaurants, best Sifnos beaches
Platys Gialos Beach

Platis Gialos is the most popular beach of Sifnos. The golden beach that streches 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.

Chrissopigi Beach, Sifnos Island Greece, The Cyclades, Sifnos hotels, things to do in Sifnos, Sifnos restaurants, best Sifnos beaches
Chrissopigi Beach

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.

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Vathy Beach, Sifnos Island Greece, The Cyclades, Sifnos hotels, things to do in Sifnos, Sifnos restaurants, best Sifnos beaches
Vathy Beach

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.

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Kamares Beach, Sifnos Island Greece, The Cyclades, Sifnos hotels, things to do in Sifnos, Sifnos restaurants, best Sifnos beaches
Kamares Beach

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.

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Apokoftos Beach, Sifnos Island Greece, The Cyclades, Sifnos hotels, things to do in Sifnos, Sifnos restaurants, best Sifnos beaches
Apokoftos Beach

Apokoftos 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 Tours & Activities by Viator

Mad Dash – 7 Days of Adventurous sailing in the Cyclades

7 days, 200 nautical miles, 4 islands and the notorious Aegean summer winds set the stage for this battle with the elements and time. You are going to get wet, cold, sunburned, and exhausted, but by the end of it you are also going to get an experience to remember for a lifetime. Learn more about the Mad Dash 7 Days of Sailing in the Cyclades.

Inner Blue – 7 Days of Sailing and Scuba Diving in the Cyclades

Dive into the underwater world of the western Cyclades. Free from the restraints of the local diving centers, they will carry your gear on the boat and together with their on-board scuba instructor, you will explore the beauty of the Cycladic archipelago. Learn more about the Inner Blue 7 Days of Sailing & Scuba Diving in the Cyclades.

Cruise: Aigina – Agistri

Orion Yachting offers quality yachting holidays in Greece. Explore the Aegean Sea, the Cyclades islands and the Argosaronic Gulf. Their main charter bases are in Lavrion – Olympic Marine and the island of Sifnos – Platus Gialos. Spend the day visiting beautiful Aigina and Agistri. Learn more about the Aigina & Agistri Cruise.

Cruise: Sunset at Sounio

Orion Yachting offers quality yachting holidays in Greece. Explore the Aegean Sea, the Cyclades islands and the Argosaronic Gulf. Their main charter bases are in Lavrion – Olympic Marine and the island of Sifnos – Platus Gialos. Enjoy a sunset with a spectacular view of Poseidon temple. Learn more about the Sunset at Sounio Cruise.

Athens Riviera Cruise

Orion Yachting offers quality yachting holidays in Greece. Explore the Aegean Sea, the Cyclades islands and the Argosaronic Gulf. Their main charter bases are in Lavrion – Olympic Marine and the island of Sifnos – Platus Gialos. Spend the day in Athens Riviera. Put on your swimsuit and start your adventure. Learn more about the Athens Riviera Cruise.

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

Best Sifnos Hotels

26 Comments

  1. wilson kume

    I know that finding a good article does not come by so easily so i must commend your effort in creating such a beautiful website and writing an article to help others with useful information like this.Island is a piece of land surrounded by water,they can also serve as tourist centers,sifnos is known to have one of the most amazing foods.Sifnos also has amazing beaches such as Platys Gialos Beach which is the most popular and is known for its  golden beach that stretches for thousand meters is covered with numerous sunbeds and umbrellas, bars and other facilities,and other popular beaches.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you Wilson, I am glad you enjoyed.  And I appreciate you taking the time to leave me comments.

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  2. Mikhail

    Wow! It’s really beautiful over there in Sifnos, Greece. The beaches look pristine, and I love the fact that there’s plenty of activities to do there. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful destination, I’d love to visit and experience the Island.

    Do you fly directly to Sifnos, or fly to another location in Grece, and then take a ferry?

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Hi there Mikhail.  Thanks for stopping by Beach Travel Destinations and I am glad you enjoyed your visit.  You would fly into Athens and then take the ferry 🙂  Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

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  3. Charles

    Leahrae,

    What a fantastic post. A relaxing beach vacation with mild 70 and 80 degree weather sounds amazing right about now. We had a beach getaway planned before quarantine and COVID crazy hit, postponing it only makes me look forward to it more!

    I’d never considered branching out and planning a trip oversees but this site has convinced me. I’m definitely going to look around and find more great info. Thanks for the post and great informational site.

    Charles

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you Charles for your comments.  I am glad you enjoyed and please let me know if I can help you with any additional information.  

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  4. Judith Ellen

    Well I’m convinced. What a truly comprehensive description of many wonderful beaches and other attractions in Greece. The pictures are all an invitation to go there. You must be a travel agent to be so knowledgeable about all things Greek: the scuba scene, the sailing expeditions, the food and the accommodation. This post is a definite bookmark. Thank you!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are very welcome Judith Ellen. When you are ready to start planning, please do let me know. I can help you with your planning and reservations 🙂 Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.

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  5. Mark

    There’s something about the white-colored buildings and blue ocean color that has always enchanted me about Greece. Your review of Sifnos Island and the video have only deepened that enchantment. Thanks for a “well-stocked” review. The multiplicity of restaurants and beaches to choose from as well as different itineraries are the perfect bonus. It is also so easy to get carried away with the image of paradise that you forget that the temperatures actually drop to 50 degrees. The weather advisory is well appreciated. Nevertheless, the great bargains during winter should still make for a good incentive to visit.

    We are Blessed.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great Mark, sounds like you are ready for a vacation to Greece.  I agree with your assessment.  I love the white colored buildings against the emerald blue waters.  So nice!  thanks for stopping by.

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  6. CeCemorgan

    Sifnos Island Greece looks to be a beautiful destination spot. I appreciate the fact that you have threw in some recommended Sifnos tours and activities. Once we get through this pandemic -which we will. I would love to experience the Inner Blue – 7 Days of Sailing and Scuba Diving in the Cyclades. Scuba diving is something I have always wanted to do. Sifnos Island Greece has just been added to my bucket list after reading this article!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I’m glad you have Sifnos as a new bucket list item.  I think you will enjoy and the 7 days of sailing is wonderful.  You will have a fantastic time.  And yes, we will get thru this pandemic.

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  7. JRandZen

    When we select a destination to visit, the desire to taste local or regional food is always a key consideration for us.  Thank you for this article about the island of Sifnos, which appears to offer the opportunity to try its amazing recipes.  In addition, there is quite a variety of beach destinations.  We could not wait for the opportunity to visit this.  What is the easiest way to reach this island?

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You will have to fly into Athens and take the ferry, which is a beautiful ride in itself.  I am glad you enjoyed.  Thank you for your visit to beach travel destinations.

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  8. Henderson

    Another wonderful island in Greece, it Isa good thing to learn about this one that you have on your website here. I just like to window travel. It’s a word I got from window shopping where a person travels to a lot of places whole sitting down somewhere. I get to see the beautiful beaches of nice places and travel to them in my mind. The sifnos island is a great travel for me. Thanks

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      That is a great term, window traveling!  However, I don’t know if that would be enough for me LOL  I do like to shop around for my next vacation, watch videos of the area, and have it all planned out.  But then I am ready to pack my bags and head out for a few weeks.  Makes it a great experience.

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  9. Sharon

    Almost got the name wrongly like the other island too. This Cyclades island is really beautiful and it seems to have such an excitement to it. Well! Being an adventurer, I have read a lot about Greece and the beauties that makes the place very exciting to be. This is just one more destination I don’t want to miss when I visit Greece. Thank you for sharing this lovely post

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are very welcome Sharon.  I am glad you enjoyed 🙂

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  10. Skuchmane

    Hello dear, thanks a lot for the info, I was actually doing some research online about Greece and I saw your article. The Cyclades and Sifnos in particular captivates me and I am looking forward to planning a vacation here. What great information you have shared!  I have already saved this post review about the the info for when I am ready to start planning.  Thanks so much!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my Sifnos Island Greece guide.  

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  11. evans

    trust me Buddy, Sifnos is stunningly beautiful, with beautiful secluded beaches all around the island.
    Kamares, the main port, is where I stayed. It shouldn’t be called a port, because that gives the wrong impression of dirty,busy town -not so with Kamares. It has a beautiful stretch of beach, with clear aquamarine water. it’s a place where all the fun lies and I have so much dreamt of taking on going for a vacation there after the pandemic,,

    thanks for sharing such a unique article…definitely going to share it

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are very welcome Evans.  I am glad you enjoyed and sounds like a return trip to Sifnos is in order.  Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to leave me comments.

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  12. Ritchie

    I love this website. I’ve never been to Greece before and I love beaches. 

    You have detailed many beaches and offer some choices to choose from.

    I also love the recommendations of hotels and accomodation, different tour options, activities and other service

    I like a nice relaxing beach with moderate waves. A nice area for food.  And relaxing at these amazing beaches….wow can’t be beat.

    Your website in general is filled with good information and I love the added YouTube videos. 

     

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Sounds like you’ll have a great time in Sifnos Ritchie.  I would probably stay at Elies Resort.  Perfect hotel for a couple weeks of relaxation 🙂  Please let me know if I can help you plan your vacation to Sifnos.

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  13. akaline0127

    I love travelling a lot. It is one of my hobbies, especially during the summer. I have been to many countries and enjoyed their wonderful environments. Staying around the beach during the summer sun is a haven of peace. Unfortunately I have not been to Greece. With your presentation on Island Greece, i imagine how wonderful it will be, with good food and wonderful temperature.

    I love the way you supported it with the wonderful video. It is indeed beautiful, and presentation of different places, with different treats and prices. it will help anyone who wish to travel their to make choices and budget before going. Wonderful presentation!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you so much!  I am glad you enjoyed and appreciate you taking the time to leave me comments.

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