Sikinos is a Greek island and community in The Cyclades. It is located midway between the islands of Ios and Folegandros. It contrasts with nearby islands, such as Ios, in being quiet and relatively less developed.
Sikinos is a settlement which is divided into two villages; Kastro which is the largest and the unspoiled picturesque Hora. Kastro with its maze lanes is one of the most authentic with an outstanding beauty, villages in Cyclades. Hora is superb with a trail of windmills.
Sikinos Island is a beautiful and unspoiled island, bare rocky with a gentle country in the south east. Quietness, great walks and crystal clear waters put Sikinos in picture.
Sikinos has so far remained quiet and relatively undeveloped in contrast with more popular island destinations. There are two villages located on Sikinos and they are Alopronia, the harbor for the island and Kastro, which is considered one of the most beautiful villages in all the Cyclades.
Sikinos has, through the centuries, held on to its peacefulness and traditional culture, and makes a wonderful visiting spot for those looking for serenity and authentic Cycladic culture and tradition.
There are visitors who arrive at Sikinos for their yacht charter holidays. At the usual elevated position above the port, there are two dwellings; the harbour and the Chora. Near the quay there are some restaurants adjacent to one of the large small grain beaches of the island.
Sikinos is a quiet gem and highly suitable for sailing holidays and yacht charters in the southern Cyclades of Greece. Some ferries sail by from neighbouring Folégandros and Íos without stopping because the port of Aloprónia has a good town beach with tamarisks and clean sand and a large number of rooms to rent.
The coastline of Sikinos is peppered with secluded bays and pretty coves and many of them are only accessible on foot. You will not find all the tourist facilities and water sports at the frantic main beach resort of neighbouring Ios but, that is part of the islands charm.
The port of Alopronia is a small, sleepy harbour with an extended jetty and breakwater. A few cafes and tavernas dot the quayside and there is a long sandy beach. You can see the arrival and departure of ferries to and from the mainland and neighbouring islands.
You can enjoy a spot of scuba diving or snorkeling in the islands rocky coves before sailing on to livelier destinations.