25 septembre 2010

News from Greece 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.
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07 mars 2010

A walk from Apollonia to Kamares

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]
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28 février 2010

A walk to Agios Andreas

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.
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09 janvier 2010

Vathy

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]
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16 octobre 2009

Essential documentation to prepare your travel to Sifnos

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]
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10 octobre 2009

Church of Chrisopighi

Chrisopighi is one of the most famous site you may visit. It is located at the south-east of the island on the road to Platy Ghialos. The church is built on a peninsula. Chrisopighi celebration takes place 40 days after the greek easter, so if you are lucky, you can participate to this unforgettable moment with people from Sifnos. At this time, the church is completely decorated with colored flags. Photos included in the related gallery have been taken during the last four years but one day, I will transfer all my argentic photos... [Lire la suite]
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03 octobre 2009

Seralia Port

Seralia is one of the most savage place in Sifnos as it played in the past the function of port for Sifnos. It takes place at the basis of the Kastro hill and a five minutes walk down drive you to this tiny fishermen village. You can not avoid going there as it is not so a too crowdy location. But take a couple of hours to walk around the houses, climb the huge rocks on the left side of the port, than enter the sea (take care of the slippery pebbles and sea urchins) which offers one of the nicest spot for the diver. In summer,... [Lire la suite]
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30 septembre 2009

Living in Kamares

We have chosen to stay in the port of Kamares to take benefit of the special attraction provided by the situation. For any new tourist, Kamares proposes various type of accomodation. Moreover, many restaurants in the port or in Aghia Marina (facing the port) compete in quality to offer traditional and local greeks specialities. Despite we are faithful to Hotel Afroditi and O Argiris for our evening restaurant, we have also tested others tavernas at lunch. See upated photos in new kamares gallery.
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25 septembre 2009

Why Sifnos ?

Something I did not explain since the recent opening. Why Sifnos ? Preferences are so personal that you meet people having some passion for Serifos or Paros, as these islands are closed to their criteria. The first time we approached Sifnos was in may 1999 as we were travelling by ferryboat from Milos to Paros. During the stop in Sifnos, you may imagine the view we had as the evening was arriving with an unforgettable sunlight. The time seemed to stop as the ferry were at the port. Kamares was so quiet, the sand beach and its line of... [Lire la suite]
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24 septembre 2009

Unknown and quiet places to swim

Some outstanding places like beaches that force you to walk a couple of hours and use the Sifnos map (scale 1:25.000). Sometimes, especially I remember for Kalamaki, topography knowledges can be useful to complete the map support. But wherever you go, the recompense is the same at the end ! This first gallery I will frequently update is dedicated to the "outstanding beaches", tourists are not used to going. As an example, Dhialiskari is the continuation of the pathway to go to Panaghia Ti Poulati (Monastery, see photos... [Lire la suite]
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