19 février 2012
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]
18 juin 2011
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]
12 mars 2011
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.
03 octobre 2010
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]
26 septembre 2010
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]
25 septembre 2010
To all readers, as we were in Sifnos this summer, we will have the pleasure to restart the blog with new pictures of Sifnos, which is quite different than the past years as it was formerly during spring time. More tourists, sunny days, dry landscape but definitively more pleasant.
07 mars 2010
I have never done this walk despite the daily temptation when you drive all along this tight valley. I chose the more convenient e.g Apollonia to Kamares (walk down). The trek starts close to the bridge you pass when you come from kamares, just after the crossing road to Vathy. Then use this way that can drive you to Ano Petali. You need to help yourself with the detailed map that shows the pathway to use on your left. Here you go!Thanks to the numerous rainy days the island had received in early spring, and according to Sifnos... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2010
I have posted some pics of the 20 minutes trip (only 20 minutes because I had driven just close to the access pathway!!) to Aghios Andreas. After leaving katavati, take the road to Vathy. A few kilometersa after, you catch the wooden flag on the right side of the road. Despite the easy way to go there, you will take benefit of an incredible 360° view including Apollonia, Kastro and the southern coast.
09 janvier 2010
Happy new year to all of you dear readers. Here are some new pics from one very nice place in Sifnos called Vathy. Driving to Vathy is certainly one of the longest itinary. However, if you rent a car, you can stop 2 km before the village and take a path to go to Fikiadia beach (a flag show the path on the left side of the road 2 km before Vathy). The same pathway can propose a walk to Profitis Ilias (one more). After parking your car, or at the bus stop, there is a short walk right to the beach which is one of the largest... [Lire la suite]
16 octobre 2009
All of us have an exhaustive view of tourist books in our own country. For example, we can find every year "updated" guides on our favourite island. By updated, I mean the date of publication as the contents is 90 % equal to former editions !!! I have stopped buying these guides as they bring nothing new. However, I can recommand a famous local bookshop both in Kamares and Appolonia. They are providing us with high quality books on Sifnos. From photosbook to sifnos cooking receipts in various languages, they distribute... [Lire la suite]