Private Guided Walking Tours of Sifnos
Come and see a different side of Sifnos.

If you're tired of overcrowded and noisy tourist places, if you'd like to have some exercise during your holiday,
or if you just enjoy walking, then Sifnos has something special to offer you.

Walking along picturesque footpaths, ascending towards some of the islands finest monasteries, you'll have the opportunity to admire the spectacular scenery, walk past some of the islands famous ancient towers, agricultural cottages, small caves and miles of dry stone walls. During the week you have a choice of 7 walks to choose from.

No 1: Trekking to Profitis Elias, alt. 695 m
On the way to Prophet Elias Monastery

This walk takes you up to the hospitable monastery of  "Prophet Elias" , the oldest and highest monastery on the island situated at 695 meters above sea level.

It'll be very interesting to see the secret rooms and catacombs, be amazed to be on the roof of Sifnos with all the island and the surrounding ones lying at your feet. A truly breathtaking view.

The excursion starts from Firogia, a monastery often used for exhibitions, again on the road to Vathi.

No 2: Trekking to Agios Sostis, Ancient Gold Mines
Aghios Sostis Monastery

We start walking from “Ag. Minas”, a small village on the road to Herronisos.

The destination for this walk is "Ag. Sostis", a monastery a few meters above the sea on the north-eastern coast of Sifnos, where the ancient gold mines used to be.

You'll see the beautiful marble footpath leading down to the church as well as what is left of the mines

No 3: Trekking to Agios Ioannis Mavro Chorio & Vathi
On the way to Mavro Chorio

This walk sets off from Ag. Marina tou Kade, a small church which is on the road to Vathi. From here you'll make your way towards  "Ag. Ioannis Mavro Chorio" a monastery on the west side of the island and a settlement of scattered agricultural cottages.

After a rest and a coffee at the monastery we continue our walk towards the bay of Vathi.

The name “Mavro Chorio” means “Black Village” maybe because of a fire during ancient times.

No 4: Trekking to Fykiada beach
On the way from Platy Gialos to Fikiada.

This walk sets off from Platy Yialos, heading in a southern direction to the small bay of Fikiada, keeping the sea to our left at all times.

Walking through olive trees we'll reach the monastery of Ag. Georgios tou Kontou. After a short break we set off again making our way up towards Vathi following a, demanding, uphill footpath for aprox. 30’. Then we follow a dirt road for aprox. 4km and we continue through a downhill footpath until we reach “Tsopou”, the East side of the Vathi beach.

The total duration of the tour will be 4-5 hours and that it is a demanding route (not suggested for elderly people and/or families with small children)

No 5: Trekking to Poulati, Kastro, Faros
The pathway to Poulati

Our walk starts from the main square of Artemonas, heading down the road to Poulati, a beautifully "wild" location on the east coast of the island with "killers rock" jutting out of the sea.

We then continue walking to Kastro, taking in the peripheral path of the medieval capital of Sifnos.

Our walk then takes us on the the footpaths, alongside dry stone walls and farmhouses to the fishing village of Faros.

No 6: Trekking from Vrisi or Poulati to Kastro
On the way from Poulati to Kastro.

Our walk starts from the main square of Artemonas, heading down the road to Poulati, a beautifully "wild" location on the east coast of the island with "killers rock" jutting out of the sea.

We then continue walking to Kastro, the medieval capital of Sifnos and continue inside the village which is like an open museum.

Alternatively we can start from the monastery of Vrisi, after Exambela village, and go down to Kastro through an all year green area, full of different plants.

No 7: Trekking to Agios Andreas Ancient Acropolis, Fyrogia
Aghios Andreas arcaeological site.

Our walk starts where the ancient steps to the Acropolis start (asphalt road to Vathi). We go up the hill, through the protected “NATURA 2000” area of the island, and visit the archaeological site and the small museum.

The remains of the fortress city which dated back to the 13th century BC are really interesting and the view to almost all the island is at least breathtaking! We walk back through a footpath on the other side of the hill, to the monastery of Fyrogia.

The end of the tour is after approximately 3-4 hours
which includes a break at each destination to talk about what we have seen or to have a snack.

All you need to take part on one of these walks is a good pair of walking shoes,
some drinking water and be free from any heart or respiratory problems.

Booking is required at least 1 day prior to the walk.
Custom itineraries can be organized by prior arrangement.

Participants to the walking tours must be at least 7 years old.

Price DOES NOT include: Transportation to & from your hotel.

For information on Sifnos click here for the Aegean Thesaurus Island Guide
Please click on the links below for a detailed description of our alternative Sifnos excursions and activities.