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Published: June 25th 2015
PANORAMA SLIDE SHOW: 1 & 2 - Sifnos, 3 - Kastro, 4 & 5 - Chrisopigi Trail
Sifnos still retains the feeling of a small, traditional Greek Island. It is a quiet island with lots of charm. Kamares is the port town. It has a nice crescent beach with real sand. It's a great place to walk and to swim. Two hotels, The Stavros and The Kamari, are wonderful places to call home while in Sifnos. They are run by a group of great people, are conveniently located, and have wonderful views. We have been staying with them since our first visit to Sifnos in 1992. If I was going to live on a Greek Island, it would be Sifnos.
A short bus ride took us to the capital, Apollonia. From here we like to hike to the ancient capital, Kastro. It's a nice walk through the terraced countryside. There are great coastal views, old dovecotes, and numerous churches along the way. Kastro is located on a small peak and has been maintained as a traditional village. There are very few shops or restaurants. The view of the chapel below is really stunning.
A new village for us
was Faros. This small fishing village had several nice beaches and a hiking trail to one of the most popular churches on the island. Chrisopigi Monastery sits on a small peninsula jutting into the Aegean. Swimming from the rocks below is a favorite activity on the island.
I read in our "Island Hopper's Guide" that while hopping through the islands, one will speak to you. This happened to me on our first visit to Sifnos. I love coming back to this sweet spot and hope to return again.
Enjoying the journey,
Tot: 4s; Tpl: 0.048s; cc: 41; qc: 146; dbt: 0.0916s; 3; m:saturn w:www (188.8.131.52); sld: 3;
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