An elegant, summer wedding on Sifnos at the Cyclades
Morgan and Nikos with roots from Latin America, Greece, and Switzerland had chosen Sifnos to be their location for their amazing and unique destination wedding. Morgane’s wedding dress is one of my most favorite ones ever! The couple and their guests had a two days endless party full of sun and love!
the island of flavors is the birthplace of famous poets, like Ioannis Gryparis, Kleanthis Triantafyllou (or Rampagas), and Aristomenis Provelegios, as well as award-winning chefs, like Tselementés.
Apollonía, the capital town of Sífnos (also called Hóra), is built in the shape of an amphitheater over three hills in the center of the island. The narrow streets and the whitewashed houses of Hóra form a beautiful, traditional Cycladic settlement.
During your evening walk, pay a visit to the Folklore Museum at the Hiróon Square (meaning “Square of the Heroes”).
A few kilometers away from the town lies the traditional settlement of Artemónas, famous for its neoclassic mansions and its outstanding panoramic view of the island. Some of the most famous restaurants and patisseries of Sifnos will welcome you here with fresh homemade cookies and hot doughnuts. If you need to spend a relaxing vacation, then Artemónas is the ideal place to book your accommodation.
The historic settlement of Kástro (meaning “castle”), inhabited since ancient times, is built over the ruins of ancient Sífnos, on an abrupt rock with a breathtaking view of the sea. A beautiful outdoor museum and one of the most picturesque villages on the island, Kástro stands out for its old houses with the wooden balconies, the ancient columns, and the narrow courtyards.
Unique traditional villages, organized or secluded beaches, and 227 churches spread around the island are waiting to be discovered.
Sífnos is the center of pottery in the Cyclades since the first samples that were found here are dated back to the Early Cycladic period. The island’s clayey soil in combination with the continuous sunshine resulted in the development of the art of pottery on the island.
Throughout the island, there are many pottery workshops where you can buy ceramics for domestic use, utensils, and decorative items.
Whether cosmopolitan or secluded, all the beaches in Sífnos offer to the sun-loving tourists azure waters and sun-drenched sandy beaches. Kamáres, the port of the island, is a sandy beach with trees and beach bars; Platís Yialós is the most cosmopolitan and buzzing beach in the island, whereas next to it lies Vathí, a sandy beach with shallow waters and many tavernas where you can enjoy fresh fish.
The rocks in Chrisopigí, where also the homonymous Monastery proudly stands, are ideal for diving. If you’d like to rest under a cool shade, head to the next beach which is surrounded by salt water-loving trees.
If you find yourself in Kástro, follow down the path to “Eptá Mártyres”, and enjoy a leisurely swim or unwind with a book lazing on a sun lounger.
The myth says that Sifnos was called the son of Herod hero Sounion whose name was given to the island. Another version says that the name Sifnos came from the adjective Sifnos which means empty, referring to the number of underground mines mining subsoil of the island. Also referred to by the names Akis, Merope, Sifanos, Sifana or Sifanto.
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