Sifnos is a hilly island in the western Cyclades.
A combination of superb beaches, interesting inland villages,
lovely churches and a bus service that is second to none on
the smaller Greek Islands means any Grecophile worth his or
her salt should seriously consider a holiday here.
The sandy, town beach, a wide selection of tavernas and good
bus connections with other parts of the island make this village,
which is surrounded by imposing, high hills, a lovely place
to stay. The hilltop village of Apollonia is quieter than
Kamares. A mantle of cubed, Cycladic houses stretches across
the terraced hills, criss-crossed by an intricate crochet
of telephone poles and wires silhouetted against the deep
blue sky. Tavernas and shops are to hand as are bus connections
to the coastal regions with their magnificent beaches. Situated
at the southern tip of the island, Platy Gialos has the best
beach on the island as well as tavernas and local shops.
Finally, Faros is the smallest.