WHERE TO STAY
Sifnos offers to its visitors all kind of accommodation, from luxurius hotels to organized campsites. Villas, hotels, apartments, pensions and campsites offer the tourists whatever they need and make their stay comfortable and pleasant.
The hotel features no-frills rooms with iron beds and studios additionally equipped with balconies and kitchenettes. Double rooms from € 60 per night, breakfast included.
Artemonas • Tel. (+30) 22840.32.055 • www.bungalows-myrto.gr
Rooms, suites and apartments suitable for families, situated close to Apollonia. Double rooms from € 90 per night, breakfast included.
Pano Petali • Tel. (+30) 22840.33.024 • www.sifnoshotelpetali.com
Nestled on a hill overlooking the village of Kamares, the hotel has elegant, modern rooms and an in-house restaurant. Prices are negotiable.
Aghia Marina, Kamares • Tel. (+30) 22840.33.740 • www.hoteldelfini.gr
The simple, modern rooms in this striking, stone-built complex have magnificent views of the sea and nearby villages. Double rooms from € 80 per night, breakfast included.
Chrissostomos, 2km from Apollonia • Tel. (+30) 22840.33.450 • www.gerofinikascomplex.com
Situated right above Kamares bay, the hotel enjoys lovely sea views. Apart from its standard and superior rooms, it also offers the “Peristerionas”, a charming, two-floor independent traditional house. Double rooms from € 60 per night, breakfast included.
Kamares • Tel. (+30) 22840.31.927 • www.margado-sifnos.gr
These stylish and very spacious standard, superior and VIP suites afford great views of Platis Gialos bay. Two-person suites from € 150 per night, breakfast included.
Platis Gialos • Tel. (+30) 22840.71.530 • www.niriedeshotel.gr
WHRE TO EAT
Sifnos is famous for its gastronomy. Don’t miss the “revithada” (from chickpea), a traditional Sunday dish, or the “mastelo”, goat cooked in a special clay kitchenware.
Featuring a variety of homemade mezedes (tapas-like small dishes), different types of risotto, pasta, steaks and a selection of local dishes, this restaurant takes creative Greek cuisine to another level.
Apollonia • Tel. (+30) 22840.31.080
Ideal for a cozy dinner on its inviting terrace, this restaurant specializes in classic Italian cuisine and boasts impeccable service.
Kamares • Tel. (+30) 22840.31.761
On top of a wide selection of fresh fish that the taverna owners catch themselves on a daily basis, menu highlights include the squid ink kritharoto (Greek type of risotto) and the octopus fritters.
Faros • Tel. (+30) 22840.71.425
Famous for its astakomakaronada (lobster pasta), this beach restaurant further serves a variety of fresh fish that depend on the catch of the day.
Kamares • Tel. (+30) 22840.32.356
Nothing beats dishes made with ingredients from the restaurant’s own vegetable garden and privately-kept livestock. This family-run taverna is definitely the place to try the local mastello (slow-cooked goat with dill and wine).
Vathi • Tel. (+30) 22840.71.177
Most bars of Sifnos are concentrated in Apollonia, Kastro and Artemonas. The nightlife of the island is cool and its atmoshere is cosmopolitan.
Situated on the island’s busiest street, this café has been serving customers since 1887. In addition to good old-fashioned Turkish coffee, mezedes to accompany the tsipouro (strong alcoholic drink distilled from crushed grape residue) have recently been added to the menu.
Steno, Apollonia • Tel. (+30) 22840.31.233
With magnificent sea views, this unique bar, inspired by Argentine revolutionary Che Guevara, serves good rum and plays Cuban music.
Visitors must try the “pasteli” (sesame seed and honey snack), the local “loukoumi” (Turkish delight), the “halvadopita” (nougat and almond snack) and the “amygdalota” (almond macaroons), in what is rightfully known as Sifnos’ friendliest pastry shop since 1933.
Artemonas • Tel. (+30) 22840.31.370
Zante Ferries [Tel.: (+30) 210.41.00.211 • www.zanteferries.gr] run daily from the port of Piraeus, except Thursdays. The ferry trip may last from five to eight hours, depending on whether it is direct or not. Single tickets cost € 33 per adult and € 47 per vehicle.
Hellenic Seaways highspeed ferries [Tel. (+30) 210.41.99.000 • www.hellenicseaways.gr] run daily from the port of Piraeus, departing at 15.00 and arriving at 17.35. Single tickets cost € 47 per adult.
Seajets highspeed ferries [Tel. (+30) 210.41.21.001 • www.seajets.gr] also run daily from Piraeus, departing at 15.30 and arriving at 17.40, with single tickets costing € 47.90 per adult.
Since the end of June, Aegean Speed Lines [Tel. (+30) 126.96.36.1990 • www.aegeanspeedlines.gr] have also been running daily, three-hour highspeed ferry trips. Single tickets cost € 48 per person.