Destination guide

Checking out Apollo's old haunts in Sifnos

Beautiful Sifnos is considered the island of the god Apollo, and he knows a thing or two—he was the god of truth (among other things) after all. Situated in the Cyclades, this mountanous island is known for its great natural beauty, traditional Cycladic-style villages, and its abundant olive groves and almond trees. The southern half of the island has many sandy beaches, while the northern part, with its winding coastline, has numerous coves with secluded bathing spots. With Sifnos vacation rentals you can enjoy all of the island's natural and man-made beauty.

Things to do

Finding divine inspiration in Sifnos

Humans have been hanging around these parts for over 6,000 years, so there are more than a few historic sites to visit on Sifnos. First on the list has to be the 16th-century Monastery of Panagia Chrissopigi, which is set on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Aegean Sea. Another holy site that sits atop a rocky precipice is the Church of the Seven Martyrs. It's usually closed to visitors but its picture-postcard setting means it's definitely worth a visit.


Sifnos—a beach for every type of person

Whether you like hustle and bustle or peace and quiet, there's a beach for you in Sifnos. Enclosed in a bay on the south coast, Platys Gialos is a busy resort beach with plenty of bars and restaurants, while near the island's northern-most point, you'll find Vroulidia, a secluded beach that offers a bit more privacy. Apollonia, the island's picturesque capital is in the center of the island. It has many late-night bars, so you can party into the small hours, and is also a 45-minute hike from the Monastery of Prohet Elias, the island's highest point.


Sun, sea, sand, and T-shirts in summertime in Sifnos

Shorts and T-shirts—if you're in Sifnos, chances are that's all you'll need. Its Meditarannean climate means it's warm most of the year. In July and August, its 2 warmest months, you can expect average highs in the 70s. Even in fall, in September and October, average highs range from the high 60s to low 70s. You're not likely to need a raincoat during the summer season, although it can get quite wet in December and January. Since Sifnos is a pretty popular summer destination, you'll find Sifnos vacation rentals are cheaper in spring and fall.

Natural features

Feeling the sun in the long grass in Sifnos

Sifnos is a mountainous island with a rocky 40-mile-long coastline. Its many mountains, hills, and lush valleys are covered in long grass, colorful flowers, and olive and almond trees. The island's villages and beaches are connected by stone paths, which are a pleasure to walk along, regardless of whether you're out on a short walk or a long hike. Many of the island's most notable attractions, including the Monastery of Prophet Elias, are situated atop high hills or rocky outcrops, so it's worth your while bringing your boots to your Sifnos vacation rental.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Sifnos

The nearest airport is in Milos (MLO-Milos Island National), located 22.9 mi (36.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Parikia (PAS-Paros National), which is 23.6 mi (38 km) away.

Where to stay around Sifnos?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 109 vacation rentals near Sifnos. From 66 Houses to 27 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Sifnos for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Sifnos?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Sifnos. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Greek Islands: 15,794 vacation rentals
  • Milos: 106 vacation rentals
  • Antiparos: 816 vacation rentals
  • Mediterranean Sea: 166,880 vacation rentals
  • Cyclades: 5,209 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Sifnos! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Sifnos?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Sifnos:

  • Antiparos: 816 rentals
  • Kythnos: 51 rentals
  • Kimolos: 109 rentals
  • Sikinos: 68 rentals
  • Serifos: 98 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Sifnos?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Sifnos. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Pollonia Beach: 168 rentals
  • Livadaki Beach: 20 rentals
  • Port of Karavostasi: 21 rentals
  • Katergo Beach: 15 rentals
  • Vagia Beach: 158 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sifnos listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.