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The Greek island of Sifnos is one of the Cyclades islands, and lies between the island of Serifos and the island of Milos. It is located to the west of Delos and Paros and around 130 km from Port of Piraeus on the Greek mainland. The island's capital is Apollonia, sometimes called Hora, and was built over three hills in the centre of the island in the shape of an amphitheatre. The town is characterised by its whitewashed houses in the typical Cycladic architectural style. The island's Folklore Museum is based in Apollonia, in Hiroon Square - which means Square of Heroes. One of the most popular visitor attractions on the island is the medieval castle located around 3.5 km from Apollonia. It was built on top of the island's ancient capital and still has the original characteristics of a Venetian fortification. It was established by the Da Corogna Dynasty in around 1635.
The town of Kamares is home to the island's port and during the summer there are ferry services operating to Piraeus, to other Cycladic islands like Serifos, Folegandros, Kythnos, Ios, Santorini and also to Crete.
The Greek island of Serifos lies in the Aegean Sea and is one of the Cyclades group of islands. It is a popular island with tourists for a relaxing vacation and is characterised by its tradition whitewashed villages, pretty harbours, golden beaches and lovely landscapes. Compared to some other Greek islands, Serifos does not attract particularly high numbers of tourists which means that it has managed to retain some of its authentic Greek atmosphere. Visitors to the island have the choice of lazing on one of its 72 beaches or alternatively they can go cycling or hiking on one of the seven trails on the island. There is also a World War II shipwreck which is popular with scuba divers and a 16th century fortress-like Monastery of Taxiarches. The most picturesque spot on the island is the village of Chora and has been built on the slopes of a mountain that offers locals and visitors lovely views of the Aegean Sea. The most visited places on the island are the towns of Livadi and Livadakia.
The island is accessed by conventional and high speed ferries. During the summer months, there are ferries that connect Serifos with other nearby islands, such as Sifnos, Naxos, Paros, Santorini and Kythnos.