Andrew and I took an incredible honeymoon to Greece and Paris, and as you can imagine I have hundreds of pictures from that trip, maybe over 1000. We started our Greece journey by doing some island hopping in the cyclades islands, of which there are over 200. According to the Greek mythology, Poseidon (God of the sea) turned the Cyclades nymphs into islands because he was furious with them. Here’s a summary about our wonderful experience in the island of Sifnos.
Sifnos, The Island of Poets
We started our journey to Greece by boarding a ferry in Piraeus, the port town next to Athens, and headed to Sifnos. Sifnos is a sleepy Greek island known as the island of poets, as it’s the birthplace of famous poets, like Ioannis Gryparis, Kleanthis Triantafyllou (or Rampagas) and Aristomenis Provelegios. We went here first to celebrate the wedding of two friends, Stefani and Marco, and their beautiful wedding set the precedent for our incredible trip. With just a few key towns on this island, we were able to rent a moped and see the island in one day.
Platis Gialos is a charming little beach town just a few kilometers from Apollonia, the main town on Sifnos island. The majority of the wedding guests stayed here, it’s full of little stores and wonderful seafood restaurants right on the beach.
The day after the wedding, we decided to rent a moped to explore the island. We ventured to the scenic old town of Kastro, which was once the capital of the island, and is over 3000 years old. This village is rich with antiquities, every turn in the labyrinth of tiny streets yielding old artifacts. We walked up and down the village and ventured into a tiny cuban car called Castro that overlooked the port of Seralia.
After a refreshing mojito in Kastro, we headed to Faros beach to take a look around. The tiny beach town can be walked in a matter of 10-15 minutes each way, it’s a beautiful little beach with a few houses on it, the crystal clear waters are quite tranquil and the water gets deep rather quickly, so it’s perfect for boats and sailboats to drop anchor and relax for the day.
After all of that exploring on the beaches and in the sun, you work up quite a bit of an appetite! We then decided to take a leisurely drive to Apokoftos beach, which over looks Chrysopigi church. There are two restaurants on this beach, we opted for the one closest to Chrysopigi to have lunch. The views here are stunning, the seafood phenomenal, and the Greek wine plentiful (and inexpensive!).
All of this was done in a matter of hours, we woke up early that day to explore. Sifnos is truly a lovely island, with very few tourists, and incredibly friendly people. Later that afternoon, we boarded another ferry to continue our island hopping and headed towards Ios, as we made our way to Santorini. Check out the stunning photos we took as we visited Homer’s tomb and Ios’ other stunning beaches. If you have any questions about traveling to Sifnos or Greece, feel free to email me at [email protected]
Make sure to checkout my friend Marco’s photography, it’s quite stunning and beautiful. His muse is Stefani, his new wife 🙂