Sifnos is an island of 74 square km in the western Cyclades. A well watered and fertile island with easy slopes is guarded by steep cliffs, broken by only a few deep-cut bays.
Sifnos was inhabited from at least 4000 B.C. The island was very wealthy in ancient times, since gold, silver, and lead were being mined there as early as the 3rd millennium B.C. Remains of ancient mines, some dating back to prehistoric times, are still to be seen on the island, most notably at Agios Sostis. Remains of ancient fortifications, dating from the third millennium to the sixth century B.C. have been found at Agios Andreas, Agios Nikitas and Kastro. Another indication of the wealth of Sifnos is the fact that it was one of the first places in Greece to mint coins, beginning around 600 B.C.
Today Sifnos is an attractive destination for people who wish to discover the real Cyclades. There are few places in the world where you just have to keep coming back. Sifnos is definitely one of them. An island of unparallel elegance, offering high quality facilities and services embedded in an authentic environment of perennial character and rich tradition.