On the highest top of the island, the emblematic Kastro in Sifnos makes itself known and stands proud. Overlooking the Aegean, this medieval settlement has become a true legend. Its fortifications allowed for protection against pirates and other hostile intrusions. The locals found shelter there, once there was an immediate threat to be dealt with. And now, this is by far the most popular attraction on the island of Sifnos. Travelers flock the place, just to glimpse at the antiquities still saved on site after centuries of history and enjoy the breathtaking view.
Once you reach Kastro in Sifnos, you will instantly feel its special aura. An aura of grandeur, deriving from its long-standing history and glorious past. There are five arched entrances for accessing the settlement. These entrances used to seal, in case of an emergency. And Kastro, meaning Castle, became even more powerful in keeping threats at bay. Inside, you will find yourself in a different era of long ago. The narrow pathways lead you to the neighborhoods with their hidden secrets. At the entrance and by the old cemetery, there are ruins of antiquity. This is where you will see sarcophagi in a perfect condition revealing the island’s past.
Whitewashed houses with blue shutters and doors. Undisturbed, panoramic view to the Aegean blue create an image you will never forget. Sitting on top of the island is precious, as you get the chance to gaze at its marvels from a privileged point of view. And there are many marvels to admire, for sure! The settlement features a small bay called Seralia. You may either swim there or enjoy traditional cuisine and the catch of the day. In the area, you should also visit the Church of Seven Martyrs and the smaller Church of Saint Nicholas. They are both lovely, on the edge of the cliff with astounding vistas!
Devote a day for discovering the beauties and distinctive character of Kastro in Sifnos. You will fall in love with this place, as well as with the entire island!