Sifnos is an island that needs neither introductions nor lyrical descriptions. Traditional Cycladic landscape, windswept slopes, more than 200 picturesque monasteries and churches, ancient castle ruins dating back to the Hellenistic period, traditional villages and whitewashed houses decorated with pink bougainvillea and basil pots, a rocky coastline and leeward beaches, are the different aspects of this island, which blend together, forming an ideal destination for short and longer getaways.
The sailors' favorite island is vibrant every weekend, while the famous sailing rallies, including the annual International Aegean Sailing Rally, always include this small island in their itinerary. The most important sailing routes depart from Kamares and head south, to the monastery of Poulati. The route passes by beautiful small cays or from Kamares to Kastro and the port of Seralia.
Sifnos is a medium sized island in the western Cyclades, about 130 kilometers (80 nautical miles) from Piraeus. It covers an area of 73.2 square kilometers, 15 kilometers in length and 7.5 km in width, enjoying a coastline of approx. 70 kilometers. It has around 2.000 permanent inhabitants.