Welcome to Sifnos


During the Archaic period (from about the 8th century BC), Sifnos was enriched by its gold and silver deposits, but by the 5th century BC the mines were exhausted. Sifnos is now known for pottery, basket weaving and cookery. Visitors flock to the southern half of the island, served by good bus links, but it's worth getting your own wheels and driving to the remote beaches of the north, where the main road culminates in – you guessed it! – a church.


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$341.22 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Sailing Greece from Athens on a Private Yacht, weekly or short

All Weekly trips depart on a Saturday, around mid-day when boat is ready. We sail off the Alimos Marina of Athens, Pier 8, having bought food and drinks provisions for snacks, light lunch, salads and drinks on board. The Alimos Marina is very easily accessible form the airport by Bus (X96), 45' to Eden stop or from the Athens city center by taxi, tram or bus. I shall propose an itinerary around the islands and coasts, depending on how fast or how slow you want to go, and you shall make choices ! Meaning, how many different islands you want to visit within the week, and how many stops for swimming. Our only constraints are daylight and weather. I shall advise what time we need to be on the route to a safe anchorage or port before dark. In strong wind conditions we shall play safe and relax. Within one week we can nicely tour most of the Saronic-Argolic islands & coasts, namely Aegina, Poros, Hydra, Spetses, Angistri, Methana, PortoHeli, Dokos, Ermioni, also Epidavros (where the ancient theatre for a tragedy performance!). Alternatively, we head to the Cyclades, stopping at cap Sounion, and visit Kea (Tzia), Kythnos, up to Serifos, Sifnos. To visit Mykonos, Paros, Milos, Santorini we shall need 2 weeks to better enjoy the trip. A third route is to the Ionian (west) islands, crossing the Corinth Canal. Depending on your desire to discover the inner world of the any island you like, we may stay for more days, tour it on foot, rent bicycles or motor bikes, visiting ancient ruins, local museums, wine tasting or other attractions. The 1-3 day trips sailing off Athens, will allow us to cover the Athens riviera or two to three islands within the Saronic-Argolic gulfs.  The yacht is a 39ft (11,5m) ELAN, featuring 3 double wide cabins that comfortably sleep 6 persons, 2 bathrooms, the salon (where skipper sleeps) and kitchen. It is equipped with roller sails (both mainsail and genoa), GPS plotter, solar panel, 3 water tanks (512lts), electric fridge, music system. There is so much to discover in terms of Greek islands ! Some say that a lifetime is not enough to sail all of them and really get to know them. That's why we have guests who keep coming back to us summer after summer, for 12 years now !

$665.09 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Sail the Greek Cyclades Islands

Enjoy a complimentary single timed 30 minutes' long transfer from Athens international airport to Lavrio port where the sailing yacht is based. Before sailing, take part in a short safety briefing by your skipper. Then, you’ll be ready for your 2 hours scenic sailing  to the island of Kea. Fertile and green, Kea is hikers’ paradise, abundant with routes to beautiful, remote beaches. After a hearty breakfast, head off sailing to Poles bay in Kea, overlooking ancient Karthea. Your guide will take you to follow in the footsteps of travelers who have been visiting Kea since the 17th century exploring Karthea, the most important of the ancient Tetrapolis of Kea in the antiquity. After a dip at one of Kea’s most beautiful beaches, Aeolus, God of wind, will blow into the sails of your yacht as you set off for a relaxing afternoon sailing across to the picturesque port of Loutra on Kythnos, known for its natural warm springs, which you will have the chance to experience!Take a guided walk around the striking, arid countryside around Loutra in Kythnos, where you will discover hidden centuries-old castles and whitewashed churches while coming across farmers and shepherds who live off this dramatic landscape.After a refreshing dip and a light lunch, the voyage continues to Serifos island, an integral part of Greek mythology, since its name is associated with two of the most famous mythical heroes: Ulysses and Perseus. If you’re up for it, you can try your balance at paddle boarding in of Serifos’ secluded beaches.In the morning explore Serifos Chora’s narrow whitewashed alleys, colored with the lush green, pink and purple of overflowing bougainvillea. A steep walk up to the peak will bring you to Ag. Konstantinos chapel. Enjoy amazing views of the Aegean Sea islands of Kythnos, Kimolos, Milos, and Sifnos.The next stage of the trip takes you back to Kythnos, but this time on the western side to the gold-sanded beaches of Apokrousi and Kolona, which are basically the edges of a narrow bar connecting the main island of Kythnos to the islet of Agios Loukas.On your last day, take an early morning spectacular loop hike which leads you to a hilltop from where you can admire this astonishing natural phenomenon, which from up high looks much like a column standing-out from a cobalt blue background. Today, we will swim or go stand up paddle boarding, before  we set sail in the early afternoon, back to Lavrio port, where we will arrive by 3.30pm.  A single timed transfer is scheduled to the Athens International Airport. 

$145 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Greek cooking Class and Stay with a Local in Athens

Fotini lives with her husband in a plant-filled apartment in the Nea Smyrni neighborhood of Athens, located walking distance from the Aghia Paraskevi tram station. Fotini's husband, originally from the beautiful island of Corfu, is also a skilled cook and together they will welcome you into their home. Fotini will show you your private room and bathroom in a clean, 70 sq. meter penthouse with air conditioning, heat and a private entrance. After you've settled in, you will join Fotini for a glass of ouzo (a popular Greek aperitif) with snacks and hear about Greek cuisine. Afterward, you will head out to a local Athens market for a private tour. You will learn about how to choose the freshest Greek ingredients. Once you return to Fotini's kitchen, it will be time to start your Greek cooking class which will last one to two hours. Fotini will teach you to prepare authentic home-style dishes that are typical of the islands, such as tomato keftedes (tomato balls, a traditional recipe from Santorini), fava (unlike Western fava beans), froutalia (a traditional omelet from Tinos), ladenia (Greek pizza, a traditional dish from Kimolos), revithada (chickpeas cooked in the oven, a traditional dish from Sifnos) or sofrito (veal casserole with spices, a traditional dish from Corfu). Once your cooking is complete, gather at the dining table to taste the fruits of your labor and enjoy a shared meal with your hosts. After your meal and a good night's sleep, you will wake up to a fresh Greek breakfast before you depart at noon. This experience gives you a glimpse of a local Greek's life with a visit into an authentic, local home to meet a local family and share the culture and cuisine together.

$78 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Athens Greek Islands Cooking Class in a Local Home

Fotini lives with her husband and their beloved dog in an antique and plant-filled apartment in southern Athens. Fotini's husband, originally from the beautiful island of Corfu, is also a skilled cook and together they will welcome you into their home. While you sip a welcome drink, Fotini will tell you about Greek cuisine, considered one of the healthiest diets in the world owing to heavy use of fresh vegetables, Greek olive oil and cheeses, as well as the regional differences that flavor each island's culinary character.Next you'll head to the kitchen to start cooking. Fotini will teach you to prepare authentic home-style dishes that are typical of the islands. You can expect your hands-on cooking lesson to last one to two hours. You will learn a variety of dishes, such as tomato keftedes (tomato balls, a traditional recipe from Santorini), fava (unlike Western "fava beans", "fava" in Greece refers to a delicious yellow split pea puree, a traditional dish from Santorini), froutalia (a traditional omelette from Tinos island), ladenia (Greek pizza, a traditional dish from Kimolos island), revithada (chickpeas cooked in the oven, a traditional dish from Sifnos island) or sofrito (veal casserole with spices, a traditional dish from Corfu island).Once your cooking is complete you will gather at the dining table to taste the fruits of your labor and enjoy a shared meal with your hosts.Please note, this experience is not a professional cooking class, rather it is meant to be a visit into an authentic, local home to meet a local family and share the culture and cuisine together.

Marine

Sailing Greece - Athens to Kos

A yacht adventure is the ideal way to experience what many consider the world's most beautiful islands: the Greek Islands. Sail for up to 22 days aboard our 15m (50 ft) yachts, with time for hiking, snorkelling, and relaxing. Explore ancient archaeological sites and taverna-lined harbours, dine on fresh seafood and don't forget to try the Ouzo!

Marine

Sailing Greece - Kos to Mykonos

A yacht adventure is the ideal way to experience what many consider the world's most beautiful islands: the Greek Islands. Sail for up to 15 days aboard our 15m (52 ft) yachts, with time for hiking, snorkelling, and relaxing. Explore ancient archaeological sites and taverna-lined harbours, dine on fresh seafood and don't forget to try the Ouzo!