FLORA GERONTI GUEST HOUSE is located in the settlement of Ano Petali. It is a beautiful village between Artemonas and Apollonia which has the most beautiful view to the east.Starting from Ano Petali you can easily explore the island. The Sifnos tour is full of surprises. You will see archaeological sites. You will visit churches and monasteries. Swim in crystal clear waters and enjoy the endless golden sandy beaches of the Aegean Sea.This special island of Cyclades, Sifnos is part of the Southwest Cyclades and is located between Serifos Kimolos and Paros.Apollonia or Stavri, as the locals tend to call it, is the capital of the island. As its name implies, Apollo was worshiped there. The name Stavri is due to the geographical location of the city, as it is a crossroads to all directions of the island. The city is built amphitheatrically on 3 hills, in the center of the island. Traditional architecture impresses every visitor.In the area of Kamares is the port of the island. It is 6 km from Apollonia. It is the largest seaside village on the island. Kamares, took their name from the many caves that were formerly in the area.Faros is the most picturesque fishing village of Sifnos and is 7 km from Apollonia. It is the most sheltered port of the island, as it is protected by the three cape (Faros, Glyfo, Fasolou) that surround it. It was the first port of the island.One of the most beautiful villages of Sifnos with Aristocratic figure is Artemonas. Here are the most mansions and neoclassical residences, with gardens and paved courtyards. At the top of the hill you will see the old graphic windmills.Castro is one of the villages that every visitor of the island should see. The small Sifnos Castle town is inhabited since ancient times. The medieval settlement has been built on a steep hill and at the same place as the ruins of the ancient Acropolis.The traditional village of Exambela is located 1 km from Apollonia. It is one of the largest settlements on the island. Some of the area’s attractions are the black tower and the vrissi tower.Visit the famous beach of Platys Gialos. It is the most cosmopolitan of Sifnos, which is awarded every year with the European Union Blue Flag. It combines natural beauty and excellent tourist facilities. It stretches on the south side of the island, about 7 km from Apollonia. It also has a small marina that hosts yachts.There are many churches in Sifnos. Throughout the year, traditional festivals are organized, where food is usually served (usually revitade or meat with potatoes), followed by a traditional feast with violins and dances. It is worth attending such a feast. Like the ones of Prophet Elias, Saint Panteleimon, Panagia, Saint Nikitas, Taxiarchis etc
Sifnos is the homeland of the famous cook, Nikos Tselementes, and is famous for its traditional recipes. The most famous dishes of the local cuisine are chickpea balls,revitade, string beans with garlic sause, oven chickpeas and capersalad. Try Sifnian pastries, such as macaroons, scones, pasteli, boureki and kurabiedes.