Best Beaches to See on Sifnos

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When you step onto the Greek island of Sifnos, it’s easy to think that you walked into a dream. The island is fairly small, which is part of its charm. Each village has its own unique charm, and its easy to get lost while exploring through the hills and countryside. One of the main draws on the island, however, is its beautiful beaches. While visiting Sifnos, you will certainly want to spend some quality time relaxing under the sun and splashing around in the water! Here is an overview of some of the island’s best beaches:

Platys Gialos

It’s easy to see why this is one of the most popular beaches on the island. One of the main tourist resorts on the island, it’s only nine kilometers from the island’s capital city of Apollonio. Spend some time lounging on a blanket in the sand or on one of the sun beds. The water is warm and refreshing and the beach itself has some great scenery. If you know that you want to spend most of your time at this beach, consider staying in one of the nearby resorts so that you can maximize your beach time!


This is another nice beach that is also close to Apollonio and is only eight kilometers away. It is also considered one of the most scenic of all the beaches in the Cyclades, not just on Sifnos! Since it isn’t as built up as Platus Gialos, it also doesn’t attract the same crowds. It’s also family friendly and even though it isn’t built up, there are still plenty of things to do here!


Vathy Beach is also picturesque and family friendly. You can easily spend the day lounging in one of the sun beds and swimming in the warm Aegean water! This is a popular beach for tourists and locals alike and the small bay makes the waters particularly calm and shallow, which makes it perfect for families with children.


Kamares Beach is scenic and sandy and is fairly close to the island’s main port. This means that if you only have a few hours here, lounging at this beach is a convenient choice. Although the tavernas and cafes aren’t quite on the beach, they’re actually nearby. This means that you could easily spend a few hours in the sun and then finish the day with a nice meal at one of the local establishments.


Faros Beach is another great beach to spend some time at. Like many of the beaches on this island, Faros is made up of a small strip of sand and has some sun beds for people to lounge in. Since the waters are fairly shallow, it is also a great choice for families with small children. There are also some fish tavernas located near the water, which means that you can easily enjoy a meal here after you are done lounging in the sun.

If you are looking to spend the day at the beach while visiting Sifnos, you can’t go wrong with any of these choices!

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