Church of the Seven Martyrs


From the seaward end of town, a steep but sturdy path leads down the cliff to this tiny blue-domed church, set on its own little promontory surrounded by startlingly green water. The church is usually locked but it's the exceptionally beautiful setting that's the draw, especially in spring when the path is lined with yellow and mauve flowers. At its base, people swim naked from the rocks.

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1. Archaeological Museum of Sifnos

0.13 MILES

This small museum in the heart of Kastro houses archaeological remains from the ancient town. It's sometimes inexplicably closed.

2. Museum of Popular Art & Folklore

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3. Acropolis of Agios Andreas

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4. Moni Chrysopigi

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5. Prassa

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7. Church of the Nativity

15.86 MILES

Dating from 1592, this whitewashed church within the kastro (castle) ruins is the island's oldest. It's typically locked.

8. Ramos

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Just past Livadakia, Ramos is a small sandy beach backed with grapevines and a smattering of flash holiday apartments.