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Panoramic view from Kamares,the port of the island, taken from the St.Simeon church from an altitude of 500m.
The beach underneath has awarded with one of the 'blue flags' of the Europe Union for the clear waters,the sandy beach and so on.


Kamares may be the port of Sifnos but it is also one of the nicest places to stay.When you say 'port' you think of something not like Kamares. You know how most ports are....busy, a bit dirty, and a place to come and go from but not to stay in".
Kamares has a long beach, fertile valley, great restaurants and cafes. And the ferries are generally not in long enough to make Kamares seem like a 'port'. Once the ferries leave you are in a quiet (but not too quiet), fishing town that has a taste of tourism but not enough to make you feel like you are in Mykonos or San Tropez.
Kamares is the main port of Sifnos and the transportation hub. From here you can get buses to all the other villages, boats to Vathy, or you can stay here and enjoy one of the nicest beaches and some of the best restaurants on the island. As you get off the boat you can follow the procession into the town. The main street is the harbor road with its restaurants, cafes, shops and hotels on one side of the street, the tables and chairs and the bay on the other. There are a couple supermarkets, a tourist information office, the office of Aegean Thesaurus, the Hotel Stavros and finally on your left a long crescent shaped beach with the tiny village of Agia Marina on the far side.
In the evening the harbor fills up with sailboats and yachts and these sailors usually make their way into Kamares for a night of fun using a remedy of good food and wine to get their land legs back. The restaurants are all excellent and the atmosphere can be festive at night. Many people who come to Kamares have been doing so for years and a night at the Old Captain bar can seem like a highschool reunion at times.

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