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Introducing Sikinos

It's tempting to keep Sikinos a secret. A stone's throw from Santorini, it's really worlds away. Quiet and remote, this is the place to come if you want to experience traditional island life at its least commercial. With a staggeringly stunning old town, a few worthwhile sights and terraced hills that sweep down to sandy beaches, Sikinos offers a true escape.

The main clusters of habitation are the port of Alopronia, and the linked inland villages of Hora and Kastro. The latter are reached by a 3.4km road winding up from the port. There’s a post office at the entrance to Kastro, and an ATM in the central square of Kastro. The medical centre is next door to the ATM. In summer, you can hire scooters in Alopronia for around €20.