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! 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
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.
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.
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