Sifnos is one of 6 islands making up the Western Cyclades and lies 79 nautical miles from the port of Piraeus.
Only 2 ½ hours from Athens/Piraeus by catamaran, Sifnos has good ferry connections with most islands of the Cyclades.
Sifnos is a beautifully compact island which leaves visitors with lasting memories of rugged mountains criss-crossed with terraces of olive trees, numerous safe beaches and vivid blue skies contrasting with sparkling white houses and churches.
Sifnos is noted for its excellent standard of cuisine with a large choice of restaurants and tavernas providing Greek salads, home grown olives, locally made Feta cheese and freshly caught seafood.
Although it is possible to tour the island by car in a couple of days, it takes a week or more to gently sample the various delights of the island.
The main holiday season in Sifnos is extremely varied beginning with the Greek Easter and continuing until the middle of October. During this period, rainfall is negligible and almost every day is continuous sunshine.
In Springtime the countryside has been refreshed with the winter rains producing marvellously coloured wildflowers and herbs on all the roadsides, fields and paths.
Springtime and late summer is the ideal time of year for longer walks and more strenuous mountain rambling. The mountains are up to 680 metres high and usually crowned with a church or monastery.
At other times of the year it is best to concentrate more on relaxing on the superb, clean, safe beaches and swimming in the warm, clear sea.