Sifnos Island is part of Greece's Cyclades islands. Its main town (Apollonia) has population under 1000. However, island's principal port (for ferries and cruise ships) is Kamares (northwestern coast). Sifnos Island has total area of approx 74 km2 (29 mi2), and population around 3,000.
The name of the town is thought to come from ancient temple of Apollo located on the site of Panayia Yeraniofora church. The 2nd-largest town is Artemonas (with a population of 800 people), thought to be named after ancient temple of Artemis, Apollo's sister-goddess, situated at the site of Panayia Kokhi church.
The village of Kastro (with a population of around 120 inhabitants), was the island's capital until 1836. It was built on top of a high cliff on the east shore of Sifnos Island and today features extensive medieval remains. It is the location of the archeological museum of the island. The port settlement, located on the west coast of Sifnos Island is known as Kamares (with a population of around 250 inhabitants).
There are a total of 360 churches on Sifnos Island, as per the days of the year, which is more than any other island in Cyclades. It's no coincidence, there are also many festivals held on Sifons almost every month. A lot of churches and monasteries are historical sites with great architectural and religious interest. The most important is Panagia Chryssopigi monastery. Among the most "popular" churches on Sifnos Island, is one of the Seven Martyrs. Many couples choose to get married here. Still, Panagia Poulati famous both for its beauty and the landscape surrounding it.
Sifnos Island cruise terminal
Ferries and most cruise ships to Sifnos Island dock (anchor) at Kamares - port town on the northwestern coast.
Port Sifnos Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Sifnos Island, Kamares, Greece. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|16 September, 2021|