The best way to really know a place is to discover its hidden treasures on foot. Although there is great difficulty in walking all the time, this is surely the perfect means allowing you to take in those special places. More often than not, hiking enables you to see what the others don’t and appreciate the destination to its very core. In that aspect, Sifnos hiking trails provide travelers with immense flexibility as to what to see. So all of you nature enthusiasts and easy-going, athletic tourists, gather around to check out some of the most popular trails on the island!
One of the best Sifnos hiking trails is that taking you from Kastro to Panagia Chryssopigi. These are both exquisite attractions on the island. The route is quite smooth and therefore you will be able to enjoy 100% of the experience on foot. You will get through the Old Mines and Faros village, admiring the views to the Aegean and wild nature. Then, there is a different trail connecting Artemonas village and Apollonia with Agios Andreas archaeological site. This is equally thrilling, especially to those interested in History.
A popular pilgrimage route features the ascent to the Holy Monastery of Prophitis Ilias. Built over the ruins of an ancient fortification structure, the monastery is an impressive building. And the panoramic view you get upon reaching the top is purely jaw-dropping! Although it is not a long trail, it does take more effort due to the uphill course. In addition, you can choose to follow a different path when going up and down. In this way, you will have the chance to enjoy more hidden treasures of the island.
Whatever you choose, Sifnos hiking trails unveil the beauty of this blessed Cycladic island to its magnitude. Be sure to wear light clothes and have comfortable hiking shoes. Always wear a hat, along with sunglasses and sunscreen. Last but not least, get your refillable water bottle and a camera to capture those amazing landscapes from a privileged point of view!