07 janvier 2013

Gastronomy in Sifnos

Sifnos is one of the best place to have a real and authentic gastronomy. Thanks to a big cooking chief and writer, Nikolaos Tselementes (1878–1958) who was native from Exambela, a small village closed to Apollonia, but also to the talent of the large offer of restaurants and pastries all over the island, Sifnos is having a wide pallet of flavors, various meals, sweets and desserts. Obviously, we are very faithful to Argiris restaurant in Agia Marina (Kamares bay) and pastry from Gerontopoulos (Kokkoi Café) in Apollonia, but... [Lire la suite]
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19 mai 2012

A walk from Fykiadha bay to Chlapoko Beach

Something funny to try for an extension of 30 minutes walk after having reached Fikyadha bay from Vathy starting place (or before at the road cross section). There is a tentative of pathway (you can find it on several photos) but you will need to improvise a little bit, by using your map. The first step to achieve is to find the old farm of Mousia that you will leave on your left. Then, you walk down and catch a border of cactus. The peeble beach of Chlakopo is just behind an old border. Take care of the sea urchins as tere are many... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2012

The Village of Kato Petali

On the road from Apollonia to Kastro, there is a small village which remains one of our favorite place : Kato Petali is a small place with quite nothing (no shop, no apparent activity, feeling asleep each time we visit it) but hides a tremendous charm for the visitor who has decided to spend a quiet time. The village can be accessible by pathways also. Many snapshots have been done to catch the hidden beauty of the small street and the church built against the school. Not too many streets, no real architectural houses as you can find... [Lire la suite]
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05 mai 2012

Apollonia

First gallery for Apollonia showing you in few snapshots how the village is beautiful. Certainly one of the most preserved in the cyclads. Main city of the island, Apollonia is a daily stop for everything. Have a drink in Steno street, or in Rampaga which combines a restaurant and a bar in a very "greek" environment. We could not forget the Gerontopoulos pastry as another unavoidable stage later in the afternoon. Apollonia is a quiet place during the day and becomes "the place to be" in the evening. It is also a inexhaustible... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2012

Sunsets and evening lights

Sunsets at Kamares harbour remains magical despite there is other places to admire them such as Troulaki or Cheronissos. These snapshos witness about the quiet ambiance we feel after a sunny day and before starting one more greek night. 
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19 février 2012

Hard escape to Vlichadhas bay

This trek is one of the painful I have ever done on the island. After having parked my car closed to the road of Katavati (start of walks to Profitis Ilias Monastery, the first part of the trek is ok. Good marking, paving stones, the path follows the Taxiarchis Skafis (church) on your right and then shows how to reach the church called Panaghia Tou Nighiou. Normally i'm struggling to find an easy way to go down and reach a beach without too many difficulties. In this case, it was a nightmare : 400 m of vertical change with no... [Lire la suite]
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18 juin 2011

Panagia ti Poulati

In a few weeks, we will be back in Sifnos for 15 days and we are waiting for this since we booked our flight in January! One more time, we have decided to stay the entire holidays on our favourite island despite the attraction of the neighborhood! We found more practical to take benefit of one day cruise to do some island hoppings. That explains we will insert some snapshots of Serifos, Kimolos and Milos in the future just to show you some alternatives. The today update is a short promenade we are using to do every year from Kastro... [Lire la suite]
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12 mars 2011

Sifnos in winter... Ski resort ?

Do not think that greek island are deidicated to skiing in winter. These photos are outstanding and very rare. They have been taken in February 2009 by our friend Afroditi from Hotel Afroditi in Kamares and might have invited some inhabitants from Sifnos to test the green way between Appolonia and kamares. Personnaly, I would have try. Apart from that, we have booked our tickets for Greece this summer. Still 4 months to wait.
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03 octobre 2010

Uneasy walk to Kalamaki

Going to Kalamaki is not an uneasy thing. Although you can choose two ways to reach the place, one from the Faros road (leave the car or ask the bus driver to drop you at the electrical production unit. I took this option a couple of years ago and went lost after 30 minutes walk driving me to ask my way to a kind person living in the area. This summer, i have taken what i thought the easiest way from Seralia port. The start is at the opposite of the port entrance (when you go down the stairs to enter the village). Respect carefully... [Lire la suite]
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26 septembre 2010

Outstanding walk (and swim) in Chochlaki

I had never heard anything about this place before taking the path way from Vathy (the one following the west cost of the island to Agios Konstantinos). A farm to leave on your right, a second one later, 3 or 4 gates to open (and close behind you) and then you can catch a glimpse of the tiny bay of Chochlaki. Walking down (200 meters of unevenness) is more a question of improvising than respecting carefully a marked and clear way). The ascent is quite the same (memorize some place when you went down). The arrival is fantastic : a... [Lire la suite]
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