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Sifnos is a small Greek island located in the Aegean Sea, approximately 150 km southeast of Athens. It is part of the Cyclades Islands and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

The island is known for its stunning natural beauty, with its rocky coastline, crystal-clear waters, and picturesque villages. It is also home to some of the best beaches in the region, such as Platis Gialos and Apokofto. In addition, the island is renowned for its delicious cuisine, which includes traditional dishes such as kopanisti (a type of cheese) and revithada (chickpea soup).

Sifnos has a rich history, dating back to the Bronze Age. It was an important religious center in ancient times, with numerous temples dedicated to the gods Apollo and Dionysus. During the Byzantine period, the island was an important center of Christian worship. In the 19th century, it was an important center of the Greek Revolution, with many of its leaders hailing from the island.

Today, Sifnos is a popular destination for tourists. It is home to numerous archaeological sites, such as the ancient fortifications at Kastro and the ruins of the Temple of Apollo at Agia Marina. There are also several traditional villages on the island, such as Kamares and Artemonas, which are known for their traditional architecture and cobblestone streets.

Sifnos is an idyllic island destination in Greece, offering visitors a unique mix of history, culture, and natural beauty. Whether you are looking for a relaxing beach holiday or an adventure exploring the island's ancient ruins, Sifnos has something for everyone.

Excursion tips for a day in Sifnos

As a tourist in Sifnos, Greece, there are a variety of activities to enjoy in a single day.

1. Explore the archaeological sites of the island, such as the ancient city of Kastro and the prehistoric settlement of Agios Andreas.

2. Visit the Church of Panagia Chrysopigi, a famous pilgrimage site.

3. Take a boat trip to the nearby islands of Kimolos, Folegandros, and Milos.

4. Spend a day at the beach, such as Platis Gialos, Faros, or Vathi.

5. Take a guided tour of the island's traditional villages, such as Apollonia, Artemonas, and Kamares.

6. Go hiking in the mountains of Sifnos and enjoy the stunning views.

7. Take a cooking class and learn how to make traditional Greek dishes.

8. Sample the local cuisine at one of the island's many restaurants.

9. Visit the local wineries and sample the island's famous wines.

10. Shop for souvenirs at the markets and shops in Apollonia.

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The climate in Sifnos

Sifnos in Greece has a Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and warm summers. In the winter months, temperatures are usually mild with occasional rain, while in the summer months temperatures are hot and humid with little rain. Spring and autumn are mild, with temperatures ranging from mild to warm. Generally, the island enjoys plenty of sunshine throughout the year, making it a pleasant destination all year round.

Cruise weather for Sifnos

Our weather forecast for Sifnos helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 27.8 °C
min: 25.6 °C
17.6 m/s
24.5 m/s
2.4 %
24.1 m
76.4 %
1,004 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 27.0 °C
min: 25.4 °C
13.0 m/s
19.8 m/s
0.6 %
24.1 m
75.9 %
1,006 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 27.3 °C
min: 25.6 °C
31.3 m/s
45.6 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
64.8 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 26.1 °C
min: 24.7 °C
39.2 m/s
56.9 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
76.1 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 26.5 °C
min: 25 °C
38.9 m/s
53.3 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
73.0 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 25.9 °C
min: 24.6 °C
43.9 m/s
49.7 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
74.2 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 26.7 °C
min: 25.5 °C
37.8 m/s
54.4 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
71.9 %
1,005 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 27.3 °C
min: 26.1 °C
41.4 m/s
60.1 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
66.7 %
1,005 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 27.6 °C
min: 25.6 °C
22.3 m/s
28.1 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
72.3 %
1,003 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 27.3 °C
min: 25.7 °C
21.6 m/s
36.8 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
74.1 %
1,004 hPa
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 26.9 °C
min: 24.7 °C
32.4 m/s
49.7 m/s
0.7 %
24.1 m
77.8 %
1,008 hPa
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 26.5 °C
min: 25.6 °C
30.6 m/s
44.6 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
70.8 %
1,011 hPa
Aug. 6th 2024 Aug. 6th 2024 max: 27.1 °C
min: 25.3 °C
33.8 m/s
50.0 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
70.1 %
1,010 hPa

Cruises to Sifnos

Would you like to travel to Sifnos on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Sifnos.

Scheduled ship calls in Sifnos, Greece
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Aug. 25th 2024 Sunday, 25th of Aug. 2024 Sea Dream II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 2nd 2024 Monday, 2nd of Sep. 2024 Sea Dream II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 18th 2024 Wednesday, 18th of Sep. 2024 Star Flyer 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 24th 2025 Tuesday, 24th of Jun. 2025 Sea Dream I 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 11th 2025 Monday, 11th of Aug. 2025 Sea Dream I 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 1st 2025 Monday, 1st of Sep. 2025 Sea Dream I 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 30th 2025 Tuesday, 30th of Sep. 2025 Sea Dream II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 20th 2026 Sunday, 20th of Sep. 2026 Sea Dream I 12:00 am 12:00 am

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