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This Quaint Little Island is the Essence of Greek Beauty

 Greece is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful travel destinations in the world. The European country is known for its natural beauty and fascinating culture. Greece consists of some 6,000 islands. While islands like Santorini, Corfu, Mykonos, and Crete have become popular the world over, the country has several hidden gems as well. Sifnos Island, in the Greek Cyclades, is one such place.
Let's take a trip around this little-known island and learn a little about it. The pictures we have shared below have been taken by a travel photographer who goes by the name "Aphrodite Travels" on Instagram. 

The guardians of the alleys!

Sifnos Island, cats
Image credit: Aphrodite Ioannou

The picturesque medieval Kastro village with its narrow cobblestone alleys.

Sifnos Island, alleys
Image credit: Aphrodite Ioannou

Imagine spending your afternoon here! 

Sifnos Island, restaurant
Image credit: Aphrodite Ioannou

Filled with picturesque alleys, white-washed houses, and beaches with crystal clear waters, Sifnos is a quaint little place and the perfect relaxing getaway.

Sifnos is part of the Western Cyclades Islands. It is located near Serifos, Kimolos, and Milos. The capital of Sifnos is Apollonia.

The beautiful old village of Kastro.

Sifnos Island, Kastro
Image credit: Aphrodite Ioannou

Cobblestone alleys like these are found throughout the island.  

Sifnos Island, Cobblestone alleys
Image credit: Aphrodite Ioannou

Spend a quiet day at the beach! 

Sifnos Island, beach
Image credit: Aphrodite Ioannou
This understated island in the Aegean Sea is home to about 2,600 residents and doesn’t get over-swarmed with tourists. While it may not be as touristy as some of the other Greek islands, Sifnos has the perfect balance of beautiful beaches and great food.
In fact, it’s the birthplace of Greece's most famous chef, Nikolaos Tselementes, and is dotted with restaurants everywhere. Some of the typical dishes that you can enjoy here include clay pot slow-cooked chickpeas with onions, fourtalia omelet with sausage and potatoes, wild mutton, briny caper salads, and delicious local wine.

A swim in these crystal blue waters would be so refreshing! 

Sifnos Island, waters
Image credit: Aphrodite Ioannou

View of the Panagia Chrisopigi Chapel, the most famous and idyllic church of Sifnos.

Sifnos Island, Panagia Chrisopigi Chapel
Image credit: Aphrodite Ioannou
There are three main villages in Sifnos – Apollonia, Artemos, and Kastro. All of them are teeming with white-washed houses that are typical of Cycladic architecture. Most of the houses on the island are interconnected with cobblestone alleys, terraced olive groves, and almond trees. Pots of geraniums add a splash of color to the sparkling white alleys.

Wandering around these picturesque alleys is such a relaxing experience. 

Sifnos Island, alleys
Image credit: Aphrodite Ioannou

A typical white-washed house in Sifnos.

Sifnos Island, house
Image credit: Aphrodite Ioannou
The hallmark of Sifnos is its architecture and natural beauty. You will find several neoclassical homes with beautiful courtyards here. You can also take a swim in the ancient port of Sedalia and walk up to the ancient settlement of Kastro. Wrap your day by admiring a gorgeous sunset from the beach.

Cycladic beauty in details

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Image credit: Aphrodite Ioannou

See Also: 10 Recommended and Undiscovered Gems in Greece

Cycladic architecture, known for its uniqueness, charm, and minimal aesthetics, looks even more special when framed against blue waters. 

Sifnos Island, architecture

Image credit: Aphrodite Ioannou

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