Sifnos ferries connect Cyclades Islands with Athens with crossings available to Piraeus & Lavrio (in Athens) & Serifos, Milos, Kimolos, Thira, Ios, Sikinos, Folegandros, Kythnos, Mykonos, Naxos, Katapola, Koufonissi, Paros & Kea (in Cyclades Islands). Sailings from Sifnos are operated by numerous ferry companies.
There are up to 38 ferry crossings daily from Sifnos with sailing durations starting from 20 minutes. Our Sifnos ferry summary provides a good guide but for the latest sailing information use our fare search.
Sifnos is an island found in the Cyclades island group, belonging to Greece and laying to the southeast of the mainland. A large number of ferry routes depart the port each day, heading to neighbouring islands belonging to Greece, and to Piraeus on the east coast of Greece.
Villages adorning whitewashed houses, tropical foliage decorating the rugged landscape and a plethora of charming restaurants serving sumptuous seafood – Sifnos is unashamedly Greek. The exponential growth of tourism over the past decade has hacked away at the authenticity of the architecture and culture, though the Mediterranean character remains forever embedded in Sifnos’ DNA. A selection of clubs and bars have attracted a constant stream of young people who flock to the island each summer to enjoy the cheap alcohol and lively music scene.
The influx of youngsters has prompted the island to become a popular retreat for anyone hoping to dance until the early hours of the morning, but a family atmosphere still rings around the villages. Quaint cafes and welcoming restaurants appeal to people of all ages, and the golden sands next to deep blue waters resemble a paradise for every type of visitor. Vathi Beach is perhaps the standout among a myriad of beaches along the coast, enticing visitors with the inviting image of luxury yachts in the horizon that can be enjoyed under the natural shade provided by the collection of trees.
The cosy streets and compact nature of Sifnos means that many choose to traverse the island by foot.