Wednesday, August 22, 2012

In the Cyclades

This summer season I've been doing nothing but dreaming of paradise locations {see HERE and HERE} where I'd like to go and get lost from the whole world. Today my mind is drifting all the way to the island of Sifnos.


The island is part of the Cyclades which are about 220 and located on the Aegean Sea, south-east of mainland Greece. Along with it you can find Santorini, Mykonos and its big sister island, Naxos. The island is considered to be of medium size and counts with 2,442 inhabitants making it the perfect secluded vacation destination.


The only way to get to the island is  by boat coming from any of the surrounding islands. The main villages in the island are Apollonia and Artemones, and it is believed these names came from the temples of Apollo and his sister-goddess Artemisa where today you can find 2 of the 227 churches spread all over the island.

Apollonia - Image Credit

Even though the island is small it has a wide variety of beaches that go from white sand to pebbles to rocky coasts. The interesting thing about the beaches here is that the village where they are located from little bays that create a beautiful landscape.


The island has abundant olives trees that spread across the hilly terrain, and the villages are built with stones paved street and white cubed houses decorated with bright colored bougainvilleas and blue details. 


On top of all the amazing things the island has, the weather is ideal most of the year with mild winters and warm summers.

Have a great wanderlusting day!

26 comments:

  1. Just amazing, what a place!! Love all the blue!! xx

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  2. How beautiful ! I want to go there, relax and meet the locals :)

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  3. I have a whole map of places I want to visit when I can - I assume on a whole round the world trip. It's really fun to do. :)

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  4. When I see this I want to go travelling again! :-)

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  5. it´s great to see what you do here.
    @paquetevsitasbi

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  6. It looks like a wonderful place to LIVE - count me in!

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  7. Beautiful. I have been to some of the greek islands....but only some small ones (not yet to Mykonos or Santorini)....but I fell in love with them...so beautiful and low-key. Thanks for getting me dreming.

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  8. What a amazing post!!Yes..It is a great island Sifnos!!

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous! The images look surreal... or like a painting.

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  10. Aw wow, where do you find these amazing places, I haven't even heard of Sifnos before, what beautiful and scenic place. Wish i could dream myself there

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  11. I love the Greek Islands. Sadly, my favorite - because it is where my dad is from and where I spent every summer from the age of 16 to 24, save one - has been victimized by fire/arson. Over 20,000 acres have been burning since last week, threatening villages and towns that have survived since medieval times, and burning more than half of the island's major export. I am heartbroken... our beautiful island, ravaged by fire.

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  12. I could definitely handle a vacation there!

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  13. Wait you're taking me here soon right? SWOONING big time over here.

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  14. I've wanted to go to Greece for so long. Maybe one day. I love these photos. So beautiful.

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  15. I wouldn't mind going there either! Hahahaha It's very charming!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  16. Stunning! I've always dreamed of a trip to the Greek Islands, I must make it happen some day.

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  17. Absolutely amazing - wow - I'd give anything to be there right now!! The Greek blue has always been a favorite color. I crave vacations that will give me a view of it daily!

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  18. It's so lovely! My boss is from Greece and visits often, bringing me back little goodies sometimes :) I would love to be able to visit someday, it's definitely on my 'to go' list!

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  19. WOW absolutely stunning!!! I must visit Greece for sure.

    <3 Marina
    Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle

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  20. We're planning a trip to Greece for my mom's big upcoming birthday–we'll have to add this to our travel agenda!

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  21. Sign me up! I want to visit! Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday Elie!

    xo Mary Jo

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  22. I hear you - I spend a LOT of my time dreaming of/researching where I would go on my dream vacay

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  23. Looks so beautiful.
    Greece is such a beautiful country
    and I wish to go there someday.

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  24. i suddenly need to escape my routine and go to the cyclades. wow.

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