Where to Stay in Sifnos

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by Santorini Dave • Updated: July 5, 2021

View of the ferry port of Kamarai from hotel.

Looking at the ferry port of Kamarai from the Delfini Hotel.

The 8 Best Sifnos Hotels

1. Delfini – Kamarai

Where To Stay in Sifnos: Best boutique hotel on Sifnos with private pool.
Hotel Phone: +30 22840 33740
The best hotel in Kamarai (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 steps away. The hotel offers a nice complimentary breakfast, restaurant with sea views, and is within walking distance of Kamarai shops and restaurants.

2. Alexandros Hotel – Platis Gialos

Where To Stay in Sifnos: Best romantic hotel with pool on Sifnos.
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, a filling breakfast buffet and a sandy beach within walking distance with tavernas and restaurants en route.

3. Niriedes Hotel – Platis Gialos

Best Sifnos hotel on beach.
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.

4. Platys Gialos Hotel – Platis Gialos

Best cheap hotel on Sifnos beach.
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.

5. Petali Village Hotel – Apollonia

Best luxury hotel on Sifnos with large pool.
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. Selana Suites – Chrisopigi

Best Sifnos luxury hotel with view and pool.
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.

7. Verina Astra – Artemonas

Best villa on Sifnos with kitchen, living room, and private patio.
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.

8. Elies Resort – Vathi Beach

Luxury Sifnos hotel with view.
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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  1. Mykonos to Sifnos


    We really appreciate your website! Thanks for all the useful information.

    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?


    Kinds regards,

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      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).

  2. Best Beaches on Sifnos / Ferry to Santorini

    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?

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      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.

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