Out of the way Sikinos (see-kee-noss) is another wonderful escape from the clamour of Ios and Santorini, yet this lovely island is not much smaller than Santorini. It has a mainly empty landscape of terraced hills that sweep down to the sea. The main clusters of habitation are the port of Alopronia, and the inland villages of Hora and Kastro. The latter are reached by a 3.4km winding road that leads up from the port. There’s a post office at the entrance to Kastro, and a National Bank of Greece ATM with card-slot access in the central square. The medical centre is next door to the ATM. Ferry tickets can be bought in advance at Koundouris Travel (22860 51168, 6936621946) in Kastro and also down at the port before scheduled departures. There is a petrol station outside Alopronia on the road to Kastro. You can hire scooters here from about €15.
Last updated: Feb 17, 2009