23 février 2014

8pm - Port of Kamares - Speed Runner Time

There is a special time we do not want to miss every day. When the speed runner arrives around 8pm, the port wakes up little by litthe half an hour before. People who are leaving, try to park their car in the most proper manner, on the long way close to the sea side. Family with kids and rucksacks are doing island hopping and jump to another location or leaving definitively to Piraeus. Special ambiance, unforgettable light, happy and noisy mess but always different. Photos have been taken without flash to restitute the same view,... [Lire la suite]
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16 février 2014

Church of Agios Filippos

Agios Filippos is located at the north west of the Island, certainly the most eccentric place at the far west side of the coast. The most convenient is to stop at Kambanario ancient tower (that you can see on your right when you start walking from the asphalt road) and the path which directly drop you on the right direction, then on the other side of the hill. This is the same way I have taken to go to Tsoudhales a couple of years ago. Some very nice black and white cows will meet you. After a while, you can leave on your left the bay... [Lire la suite]
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03 février 2014

Sarli, quiet place !

Sarli is a small beach on the way from Platy Gialos to Fikiadha. It is also a quiet place to go when Platy Gialos is too crowdy and the wind is not so strong from the south. Then, thanks to the map, you need to leave the pathway and start a short descent through a rather dense vegetation. The view from the top of the Kandili hill is tremendous as you can catch the full perspective up to Chlakopo. It is not a big deal to reach the beach from the pathway but you will need to improvise again! 
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22 janvier 2014

Artimoni, needs to be discovered

Artimoni is a very small beach between Vroulidhia (for lazy tourists who have now access by car) and Ghialoudhia that you can reach only by boat. The easiest access starts from Tholos (or the same road that goes to Vroulidhia). It is a 60 minutes treck which offers you a couple of farms and the beach that appear to you at the latest stage due to the steep descent. The peculiarity of Artimoni lies in the fact that the farms and the beach are not on the same level. A blue painted gate gives you access to the beach which is... [Lire la suite]
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19 janvier 2014

Achlada corridor to the sea

When everything has been visited on the island, or when you believe such idea, you need to investigate other places with less interest for the visitor but that represent anyway a reason of walking and being alone in the mountain and look for new motivation. Achlada (like Sarli, Chlapoko, Kipia and some others) represents a good opportunity to spend a couple of hours, or more. Do not expect a large and sandy beach but more a corridor of rocks and peebles between two mountains. The easiest way is to take the pathway... [Lire la suite]
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11 mars 2013

Small valley between Katavati and Exambela

There is an small oasis hidden below the villages of katavati and Exambela. This green and fertile area can be shown as one of the main gardens of Sifnos. Each time we are driving along the road from Apolonnia to the southern island, we have a look at this quiet valley. Last year, we decided to stop there and take a while for walking through the numerous pathways. It is certainly the place with the most beautiful pigeon houses of the island despite some of them could be restored. Here, you will also find a lot of gardens, olives... [Lire la suite]
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25 février 2013

Avlaki (very) small rocks beach

The quest to look for undiscovered place is quite finish despite 2 or 3 places still to visit. Avlaki was potentially approachable as few old houses were marking the path. As usual descent is easy, ascent is a pain under 35°. The starting point is not easy to find as they built a new house (with swimming pool) masking the path (in fact between a first gate at the road, and the house real gate which is 50 meters away. This is near Agios  Charalambos, after leaving Artemonas in direction of Cheronissos. Some nice church will be met... [Lire la suite]
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16 février 2013

Feel local in Rampagas

Rapagas is an amazing place where people looks for different ambiances whenever they go. Quiet at every time, apart from the crowd concentrated in the main street, you will find a quiet and shady place during the day for a breakfast and a good reason to read your newspapers, write your postcards or more simply doing nothing. We go there every morning. Then, you can find the same place when the night starts in Apollonia. Right place for a drink, cool music, no pressure, greek ambiance. Definitively a place that you could not... [Lire la suite]
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12 février 2013

Unforgettable promenade in boat to the beach of Ghialoudhia !!

With our strong willingness to discover new place in Sifnos that walking cannot not offer you on a silver plate, the peeble beach of Ghialoudhia was one of them despite the village of Troulaki is not so far, there is still 400 meters of unevenness, certainly dangerous for a lonely walker. That is why the dad of Afroditi (Hotel Afroditi) offered us to take thei nice boat for a fabulous trip to Ghialoudia! First the boat is so nice and reminds us the similar boat in Marseille. Secondly, having the Island through an unusual angle is rare... [Lire la suite]
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13 janvier 2013

First trek in 2012 : Tsoudhalès

Tsoudhalès was more an assumption than a reality as we didn't know what we would find there. The map was showing a pathway starting from the road between Troulaki and Cheronnissos and going to Aghios Nikolaos but nothing to access the potential beach (seen on Google earth) except an old power line. This pathway offers you an unforgeattable view on Vroulidhia bay on your left handside (that you can now access with your car, shame !). It remains easy until you leave the road and start improvising the descent. It took 20... [Lire la suite]
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