Why the Island of Sifnos Should Be Your Next Greek Escape

If you are looking for a Greek island of peace and tranquility, rich in art, and filled with rustic Greek cuisine then look no further than Sifnos. Sifnos is a small island located in the Mediterranean just west of the island of Paros and East of the island of Milos. The island is covered with lush green mountainous landscapes that afford views over the homes, farms, and vineyards of the scenic island. Sifnos is known for its colorful ceramics sold by local potters who produce the work and display it in their shop windows in the Port of Kamares. Please read on for more details on where to stay, eat, and play.

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Port of Kamares


Where To Stay


  • Location: Kamares
  • Highlights: This was a simple Airbnb studio with some of the most breathtaking views of the mountains. It provided us a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the Port of Kamares. Our host Dina stocked the room with fresh towels, bottles of water, and freshly baked cookies.
  • Price: $


Where to Eat


  • Location: Kamares
  • Highlights: They serve tasty rustic-styled cuisine featuring traditional Greek meals. 
  • Favorite Dish(es): Baked Lamb and French Fries 
  • Price: $


Where to Play 

Sight-seeing in Apollonia

  • Location: Apollonia
  • Highlights: This is a great place to explore architecture, but more importantly local life. This is also where you will see all the beautiful views.
  • Price: Free to explore, but the bus ride to get to Apollonia is a few euros
  • Tip: Don’t be afraid to get lost because you will happen upon beautiful sights




  • Location: Kamares
  • Highlights: The potter, our instructor, was welcoming and more than happy to show us how to make pottery on his wheel.
  • Price: Free
  • Tip: Go to the pottery shop earlier in the day and ask the potter for a lesson
This is the shop where we learned how to make pottery!


Sifnos House Spa

  • Location: Kamares
  • Highlights: This was such a relaxing oasis within an oasis, which was nearby our Airbnb. They offer a range of services. We opted for the Turkish bath and jacuzzi experience, which we highly recommend.
  • Price: $$$
  • Tip: You must make a reservation prior to experiencing the spa.


Have you been to Sifnos? Let us know in the comments below!

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Sarah + Monty