Sikinos - Beautiful & unspoiled
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Sikinos, is a beautiful unspoiled island, bare rocky with a gentle country in the south east. Quietness, great walks and crystal clear waters put Sikinos in picture. Sikinos is a place for quiet holidays away from crowd and noisy places. On Sikinos beaches you can spend unforgettable moments of relaxation full of sun and sea.
Oinoi (wine) was Sikinos' name in Classical Greece. Today local pure honey is the product you should try.
The main ferry connections are with with Piraeus, Ios, Santorini, Folegandros. There are less frequent connections with Anafi, Syros, Paros, Naxos, Milos
There is a regular bus services from Alopronia to Hora and other places.
Bikes for fire are available.
Agios Georgios, sandy beach
Agios Panteleimonas, pebble beach
Alopronia, wide sandy beach
Places of interest & excursions
Byzantine collection: The small museum is located in Hora, main square. It contains the island's Post-byzantine icons: after the fall of Constantinople many painters fled to Crete. Until the 16th century they developed a style of icon painting called School of Crete. The icons of the Sikinos Byzantine collection belong to this school.
Walks: Sikinos has quite a few kilometres of paths available for enjoyable walking trips out in the hills several of which are described below. There are quite a few churches scattered around the hills on Sikinos Island - as you walk out into the hills it is sort of surprising to suddenly come across a sometimes quite large church sat tucked into the fold out on the hillside with perhaps just a rough path leading to it.
Sikinos is a settlement which is divided into two villages: Kastro which is the largest and the the unspoiled picturesque Hora. Kastro with its maze lanes is one of the most authentic with an outstanding beauty, villages in Cyclades. Hora is superb with a trail of windmills. Panagia Pantanassa church has an excellent temple and beautiful meta-byzantine icons. Zoodohos Pigi Monastery is overlooking the main town and gives the impression of a castle. North-east from Hora is the Monastery of Chrissopigi (20 minutes walk) with excellent view. The Folk Museum is the family home of an American ex-pat and it has an olive press and local domestic artefacts.
Alopronia (or Scala or Ano Pronia) is the port of Sikinos with a few cafes, accommodation and a wide sandy beach that is safe for children.
is one hour walk from Hora, is a place where elements of an ancient temple-tomb have been converted in the 7th century to Koimisis tis Theotokou church. The church was remodelled in the 17th century after an earthquake and now is called Moni Episkopi.
Distance from Piraeus Port: 114 Nautical Miles
Medical Center: 22860 51211
Police: 22860 51121
There are no banks on Sikinos Island. There is a cash point machine (National Bank of Greece).