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Sifnos is one of the most beautiful Cycladic islands, always popular with the Athenians Ė be sure to book in advance if you are travelling in high season.

You will arrive at the port of Kamares on the west coast, where there is a wide sand beach and plenty of harbour-front life, but otherwise itís a less desirable place than the many alternatives. The island has a splendid bus system serving virtually every community and with the main routes running till late so that you can take a beach-side dinner and still get home (or an inland dinner and still get home to your beach-side room); so car hire is for the most part money wasted. These buses fan out from the gloriously sited capital, Apollonia which, with a handful of other villages, houses the vast majority of the residents. It is an airy spot with lovely views of the mountainous interior as well as a stunning panorama over the east coast across to Paros and other islands on a clear day.

The islanders are welcoming and resourceful and arrange regular walking trips for visitors. For wonderful days by the beach there is a wide choice mostly round the southern quarter of the island Ė starting with Faros and Apokofto in the SE, then the amazing long sweep of Platis Gialos and finally in the west the smaller Fikiada and the breathtaking horseshoe-shaped Vathi. If thatís not enough, you can visit the atmospheric fishing village of Hersonisos on the northern tip or the remarkable Kastro, a blindingly white fortified coastal village of narrow paved streets on the east coast.

Sifnos may easily be combined with a stay on Serifos and, with careful perusal of the ferry schedules, perhaps Folegandros.

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*Tavernas within easy walk *Beautiful villages *Sandy beaches (by Greek standards!) *Good walking *Good for young children *OK for teenagers *Good for mixed group *Night life *Accommodation near beach available *Accommodation with a pool available