Sikinos

Sikinos

Sikinos island is a secluded place of Cyclades, geographically located between Folegandros and Ios. It can be visited as a day trip from other islands or for short holidays. The port is the main centre of activities in the small island of Sikinos and most studios, taverns and mini-markets are found there. There is a bus to Chora, the main village of the island, and few beaches. Very popular is also the hiking path from Chora to the historical site of Episkopi.

The island of Sikinos, in Greece, is one of the Greek islands of the Aegean Sea and it belongs to the Cyclades islands group. This is a quiet and remote island, which is why holidays in Sikinos are wonderfully secluded. The capital of Sikinos island is Chora, constructed on the slopes of a mountain and offering amazing view to the Aegean Sea. Chora is a great sample of Cycladic architecture, with paved streets, white sugar houses and blue-domed churches. A small village is gradually developing around the port, but this is mostly a place with tourist facilities and accommodation. Things to do are few in Sikinos, apart from swimming and hiking. The sandy beach at the port is the most popular and organized beach of Sikinos island. The other beaches of the island are more secluded and can be reached on foot or by bus. Worth a visit are also the old Monastery of Episkopi and the small but interesting Folklore Museum.

Sikinos has limited tourist development. Most places to stay are found in Alopronoia, the port of the island, and some studios are also found in Chora, the capital town. There are no large hotels in Sikinos, which is why Sikinos holidays is a low profile experience. Instead accommodation is limited to traditional guesthouses with simple rooms and self-catering apartments, most of which have beautiful sea views.

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