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Sikinos


Σίκινος, Κυκλάδες

Sikinos is a long and narrow, rocky island of Cyclades which lies between Ios and Folegandros and has a surface area of 41 sq. km. The harbour of Sikinos is called Alopronia.

Sikinos has been inhabited since the Mycenean era and its name comes from Sikinos, son of Thoas, the mythical king of Limnos.
In the recent years there has been a growth in residential building construction, but the island has maintained its traditional colour, with the white washed stone houses, the dry-stone hedges and the characteristic bench cultivations.

 

Sikinos map

You should visit the church of Pantanassa, the monastery of Zoodochos Pigi that looks like an unconquerable fortress, the monastery complex of Episkopi constructed with the ages-old building material.

Beaches at Sikinos: Agios Georgios, Agios Panteleimonas, Alopronia

The products of the island include very fine olive oil, excellent thyme honey, pasteli (honey & sesame bar) and red wine.

How to get there

By Ferry: There are regularly itineraries from Piraeus port to Sikinos.
By high speed boat: There are also departures of High Speed ferries from Rafinas port.
Connection with other islands: Sikinos is connected with: Folegandros, Santorini, Anafi, Ios Naxos,Paros, Syros and the western Cyclades.

Sikinos Useful Telephone Numbers (Calling code for Greece 0030)

Sikinos Community
22860 51238
Sikinos Police Station
 22860 51222
First Aid Station
22860 51211