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Sifnos, lies in the Cyclades islands between Serifos, Kimolos and Antiparos and is about 80 nautical miles from Piraeus/Athens

Sifnos Island is part of the Western Cyclades and is a beautiful region, with whitewashed houses with in blue or red coloured windows and wooden balconies, with lots of churches and chapels, with stone-paved streets and alleys and some sandy beaches. Unlike some Cycladic islands, it has many verdant olive trees which add a touch of green, among the dominating bright white and blue.
The houses in Sifnos are very picturesque and give an excellent example of the traditional Cycladic architecture, in its best form.
There are 365 churches and monasteries, one for each day of the year.
The churches are all built in the traditional vernacular architecture, with round domes, sometimes blue, contrasting with the bright white of the rest of the church, sometimes entirely whitewashed.

Taken in Kastro, one of the villages of the island.
For informations about the island, please click Sifnos

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