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Updated: April 10, 2023
By Santorini Dave
The 12 Best Hotels in Sifnos
1. Delfini – Kamares
Hotel Phone: +30 22840 33740
The best hotel in Kamares (where the ferry port is located) and the most family-friendly hotel on the island. 4-star family-run aparthotel with nice rooms and suites with mini-fridges and balconies/verandahs. Superior double rooms come with outdoor hydromassage tubs, suites have seating areas, and the 2-bedroom family rooms have terraces with private plunge pools. The on-site pool is small, but there’s a beautiful infinity pool at the ‘7 seas’ cafe/bar connected to the hotel. The hotel offers a nice complimentary breakfast, restaurant with sea views, and is within walking distance of Kamares shops and restaurants. The ferry port is also walking distance but when I have luggage I always grab a taxi.
2. Xerolithia – Kamares
Hotel Phone: +30 6936 516085
Sweet Cycladic-style hotel with Kamares Bay views. Guest rooms sleep 2-3 guests and are crisp and stylish, with wood detailing and a neutral, natural palette – many have beautiful views to the Bay. Modern en-suite baths are compact, but feature rainfall shower heads. Guests here enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet and beautiful sunset views from the shared pool terrace. Great Kamares location only a few minutes’ distance from the port by car, and walking distance to the beach, shops, and restaurants.
3. Spilia Retreat – Kamares
Hotel Phone: +30 693 716 6766
Superb waterfront villas, a stone’s throw from the port. Newly-constructed but Cycladic in design, these 1-bedroom and 3-bedroom units each feature modern, stylish decor, as well as fully-outfitted kitchens, dining areas, and terraces with gorgeous sea and sunset views. Hosts are exceptionally kind and helpful. Serene and scenic location that’s walkable to the port, beach, and everything Kamares offers.
4. Nival Boutique Hotel – Apollonia
Hotel Phone: +30 21 5215 4835
Chic and brand new boutique property in a peaceful location that’s close to the action (only 10-minute walking access to the village center). Rooms and suites here feature an airy, earth-toned palette, minimalist design, private terraces, and luxe details like in-room Nespresso and Aptiva toiletries; most accommodate 2-3 but the Family Suite comfortably sleeps 4. The exceptional on-site restaurant and open-air bar are adjacent to a beautiful pool terrace with village and mountain views (ages 12+). All this plus over-the-top hospitality makes this a top pick.
5. Petali Village Hotel – Apollonia
Hotel Phone: +30 22840 33024
Set on a hillside, a short walk away from the Apollonia town center, this charming hotel has spotless, island-style rooms, suites and apartments with minibars and pretty, vine-covered verandahs with town & sea views. Suites add 4-poster beds and sofa beds, and the apartments add full kitchens (full-size fridges, washer/dryers, ovens) and living rooms with sofa beds. Hotel has a heated pool with a hot tub, an ample buffet breakfast in the roof garden, and electric bikes for hire. And it’s perfectly located to explore some of Sifnos best hiking trails.
6. Niriedes Hotel – Platys Gialos
Hotel Phone: +30 22840 71530
Delightful, small, hillside boutique hotel having chic ‘Standard,’ ‘Superior,’ and ‘VIP’ suites with artwork, custom-designed furniture, kitchenettes, mini-bars and balconies with sea views. Superior suites add sofa beds, bathtubs (some) and an additional balcony while the VIP suites have sofa beds and a verandah with panoramic bay views. Has a pool & jacuzzi, lobby with a fireplace and an art gallery.
7. Platys Gialos Hotel – Platys Gialos
Hotel Phone: +30 22840 71324
Located on the far end of the Platys Gialos Beach, this quiet, family-run hotel has spotless, austere rooms and suites with mini-fridges and balconies with ocean views. Suites are more spacious with seating areas and 4-poster beds. There’s a decent-sized pool, a snack bar and private beach. Guests can use the paddle boards and kayaks for free. Enjoys a good location; many excellent restaurants, cafes and bars are a few minutes walk away.
8. Alexandros Hotel – Platys Gialos
Hotel Phone: +30 22840 71300-2
Constructed in the style of a small village (multi-level complex), this warm, family-run hotel has tastefully decorated rooms with mini bars, sofa beds, and balconies/terraces overlooking the bay &pool/garden. Has a poolside snack bar and a filling breakfast buffet. Platys Gialos Beach is an easy walk away with tavernas and restaurants en route.
9. Selana Suites – Chrisopigi
Hotel Phone: +30 22840 71217
Pleasant boutique hotel with all-white, airy rooms and suites with fridges and balconies/verandahs. Upgrades have sofa beds and the top-end VIP suites have bathtubs and bigger verandahs. Has a good-sized infinity pool. It’s set in a remote location; there’s a monastery and a beach with two beachfront tavernas within walking distance.
10. Paradise Place – Chrisopigi
Hotel Phone: +30 2284 071278
Peaceful, family-run hotel with panoramic sea views. Fresh-feeling and simply-adorned guest rooms sleep 2 or 3, and have fridges and furnished bay-view balconies. Their on-site terrace restaurant serves delicious food and cocktails next to an infinity pool with unbeatable views to the sea and picturesque Chrisopigi Monastery. Excellent location just above Apokofto, one of Sifnos’ most beautiful beaches.
11. Verina Astra – Artemonas
Hotel Phone: +30 6976 867641
Excellent, hillside, 7-unit, seasonal hotel (April to mid-October) featuring elegantly decorated rooms and suites with stone floors, local artwork, coffee maker, fridges and large private terraces. Upgrades add kitchenettes, lounges, mini bars and sofa beds. Serves up great food (organic produce), has an infinity pool, and there’s a beach a short walk away.
12. Elies Resort – Vathi Beach
Hotel Phone:+30 210 9698 100
Cycladic village-style hotel, by the seashore having sophisticated rooms, suites and pool villas with contemporary art, mini bars, bathtubs, and verandahs. Pool villas have kitchenettes (cooking hobs, ovens), jacuzzis, ice machines and private pools with open air lounges. ‘Senior’ pool villas and above add small independent butler rooms and the top end ‘executive’ pool villas add more bedrooms and bathrooms; guests can use an electric car within the hotel grounds. There’s a beach, pool with pool bar, restaurant, tennis court, and an art shop.
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Quick question: we are planning to go from Mykonos to Sifnos in July and we were wondering what would be the most efficient way to get there. It looks like there is only a 6-hour ferry available right now. To your knowledge, is there a better alternative?
Ferry schedules and routes change from year to year so I couldn’t say for sure what’s coming this summer. That said, I would always take a direct ferry (like the one you mention above) rather than take a faster connection that has you changing ferries on a 3rd island, as that would likely increase the risk that you don’t get to Sifnos on that day (due to late or canceled ferries).
We have one week on Sifnos. Heard great things about the sand and swimming there but have not researched it much since booking our hotel and flight 2 months ago. Would love to wander about the island maybe spending one day at a different beach for most of our stay. (Our hotel has a pool but very small so plan on day trips around the island.) What are the best 4 or 5 beaches you would recommend on Sifnos? And second question, what is the best ferry to take to Santorini from Sifnos and how early should we get to the port before departure?
Best Sifnos Beaches: Vathi, Faros, Kamares, Platys Gialos, and Chrissopigi. If you’re visiting late June, July, August, or early September then the best ferry to Santorini is the Hellenic Highspeed (it offers a smoother ride than the SeaJet and makes only one stop – Ios – on the way to Santorini). Otherwise you’ll be taking the SeaJet which is more cramped and can have a rough ride – and it makes 3 stops (Milos, Folegandros, and Ios) enroute to Santorini. Nice to get to the port 20 or 30 minutes before the ferry but if you have your ticket you can walk straight on the boat so technically as long as you’re there before it pulls away, you’re fine. That said, the turn around in port is very quick, just a few minutes.