The island of Sifnos lies in the Aegean sea and is part of the south western Cyclades. South of Sifnos is located the small islet Kitriani, with it's only building, the oldest church of Sifnos, Panagia Kitriani, built sometime in the 10th and 11th century. The island is traversed by four parallel mountain ranges, the most distinctive peaks beeing Profitis Elias, in the center and Agios Simeon, to the north.
The terrain geomorphology of the island is made up of granite rock formations, clayey sandstone or slate, and limestone, among others. There is also a wealth of mineral deposits, including iron ore, copper, lead, manganese, galena, and magnesium. In ancient times there were gold and silver mines, and the Sifnaion stone quarries, from which the famous fine glass tableware was made, such as the ‘Sifnia’ wine glasses.
If you choose Sifnos as your destination you must go for a walk in the graphic alleyways, wander around the streets, have a swim in the crystal clear waters, from spring until late autumn. Also, find time to go to a fair, a unique experience. Finally, if you find yourself in Sifnos in spring, during the period of Easter, you will surely have a memorable time, since you will experience the manners and the traditions of the island, but also you will try the local traditional recipes, such as mastelo and melopita.
Sifnos is the ideal island for walkers. Here, the hikers have the opportunity to follow routes from the only network, as the entire Sifnos is traversed by small and big, connected together, paths. Purchase from the stores of the island the map of the paths of Sifnos and start exploring.
Sifnos, birthplace of Tselemendes, is the place you will eat well in the majority of restaurants. From carefully fish - bars to traditional taverns and all day cafes, you will definitely satisfy your palate.
The island can be reached by ferryboat throughout the year from Piraeus, Milos, Kimolos, Serifos, Kythnos, Sikinos, Ios, Folegandros, Santorini, Paros and Syros. In summertime the ferry services become more and more frequent and there are additional connections to other destinations, including Mykonos, Naxos and Lavrion. There is also a heliport in the Tholos area of the island, to the north east. The airports nearest to the island are those of Paros, Milos and Syros. The nearest international airports are on the islands of Santorini and Mykonos, but most overseas visitors arrive via the Athens International Airport ‘Eleftherios Venizelos’.
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