Sifnos is a member of the Cyclades, a group of islands belonging to the nation of Greece, and is situated between the islands of Milos and Serifos, Southeast of Athens. Having been ruled under various empires and dynasties throughout the ages, Sifnos is an island with deep, rich history. It has been populated by humans dating back to the latter part of the Neolithic Age/early Bronze Age, approximately 4000 BCE.
In the ancient times, Sifnos was considered a very wealthy place, where inhabitants mined lead, silver and gold. As one of the first places in Greece to mint coins, Sifnos is also well known for its trademark as the capital of pottery in the Aegean Sea. ‘Sifnios’ was coined by the locals as an alternative to the term ‘potter’. Sifnos is home to beautiful Cycladic villages, fertile valleys and one of the cleanest beaches in Greece, in Kamares. Fundamentally a very scenic and natural place, Sifnos is a great place to snorkel, with an abundance of sheltered coves and bays. The island is also home to 365 gorgeous churches (yes, 365!), including the most prominent monastery, Panagia Chryssopigi, and the highly photographed Seven Martyrs Church, Eftamartyres.
What else separates Sifnos from the other Cycladic islands? If you’re a foodie, you have the opportunity to indulge in the finest cuisine Greece can offer! The first recipe book ever conjured by a Grecian was birthed by a Sifniot chef by the name of Nicholas Tselementes, who grew up in Exambela. As the recipient of many accolades in gourmet dining, SeaDream takes pleasure in visiting this culinary gem in the Mediterranean Sea.
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Exceptional food. Interesting menu options. A delight every lunch & dinner. Mrs Lydia Watson PinneyMidland, Michigan