Gulet Charter Sifnos

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Traditional whitewashed village houses, countless churches, picturesque dovecotes, windmills and beaches with crystalline seawaters make up the image of Sifnos. The island flourished in ancient times, thanks to the gold and silver mines and quarries of “Sifnios lithos” (a local stone). From 1687 until 1854 it was an important cultural centre and provided the location for the renowned School of Agios Tafos (Holy Sepulchre), known as Paideftirion tou Archipelagous (The Archipelago Educational Establishment).

The island has a long tradition in pottery and there are many ceramics and pottery workshops open today. Sifnos is located between Serifos and Milos. The island’s area is 74 sq. km, its coastline is 71 km long and there are 2,450 residents.

Apollonia has been the island’s capital town since 1936. The name Apollonia denotes a town dedicated to the worship of Apollo. This is the geographical centre of the island and the houses are arranged on three low hills – as if in an amphitheatre – following the charming Cyclades architectural style.

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