Greece has been blessed to be sprinkled with hundreds of islands around its shores, with each offering visitors something unique.
Some are known for their breathtaking landscape and natural beauty, others for their rich culture and history leaving tourists impressed and wanting more.
Located in the Cyclades, Sifnos is famous for its 235 churches. It is one of the most beautiful and characteristic islands of the Cycladic complex.
It offers a typical Cycladic landscape, with mountainous settlements adorned with whitewashed houses with traditional Cycladic architecture. A barren nature that looks like strewn with golden leaves under the summer sun. Its beaches, wide, sandy, with calm and shallow waters, small bays, with pebbles shining under each wave are sublime. What makes Sifnos special, of course, is its many churches.
It has a total of 235 churches (some say there are more) scattered throughout the island. Like the churches, the monasteries are closely connected with the history and tradition of Greece. Some of the churches and monasteries of Sifnos that have been characterised as historical monuments are: Panagia Aggeloktisti in Katavati, Monastery of the Prophet Elias of Psilo, Monastery of Chrysostom in Kato Petali., Panagia ta Gournia in Pano Petapali, Agios An. Petali, Agios Konstantinos in Artemonas, Panagia tis Ammou and Panagia Kohgi in Artemonas, Panagia Eleousa in the castle, Panagia Poulatis Monastery, Panagia tou Vouno, Chrysopigi Monastery.