The Best Hotels in Sifnos for Every Traveller

Gaze out over the water at the Verina Astra
Gaze out over the water at the Verina Astra | Courtesy of Verina Astra /
Culture Trip Travel Team

Striking white churches as smooth-edged as igloos, boxy villages tumbling down to sheltered bays – Sifnos has the same world-famous architecture as moneyed Greek islands Santorini and Mykonos, but set against a quiet wilderness of mossy rock and spring wildflowers. Capital Apollonia is a hotchpotch of blue domes, vine-draped patios and cutesy buildings too picturesque, surely, to be a post office or pharmacy. Sandy beaches such as Vathi or Chrissopigi are only a 15- or 20-minute drive across the island. So where best to lay your head? Try one of the best hotels on Sifnos for every traveler, bookable now with Culture Trip.

1. Venikouas Hotel

Budget Hotel

Venikouas Hotel
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With stunning views across the bay of Platys Gialos on the south coast, Venikouas does laid-back living like few others on the island. Couples will love its romantic balconies and swirly wrought-iron bedsteads; and the walk down paved steps towards the broad curve of sandy beach will best suit the young and sprightly. With just 14 rooms, there’s an intimate, exclusive feel, and every space is designed to tilt you towards that view.

2. Verina Astra

Resort, Hotel

Verina Astra
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In eastern Artemonas, this chic-boutique hotel has deliciously rustic, earthy design (woven throws, stone-built alcoves, wicker baskets as storage). All that and a luminous infinity pool to gaze out over from your thickly-cushioned sun lounger. With every detail so Instagram-worthy, it’s got substance, too – an on-site bakery sends scents of freshly stonebaked loaves wafting, and a glamorous restaurant does stylish salads and herby grilled skewers.

3. Romanza

Budget Hotel

Bedroom balcony at Romanza Restaurant and Rooms overlooking ocean bay
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It’s all about the secluded sea and village views at this collection of simple apartments in the northern fishing village of Cherronisos. Large balconies have cushioned benches and tables for two, anticipating your need to sit and bliss out on the outlook over neat Cycladic houses trimming a quiet fishing harbour. Spick-and-span twin beds and a relaxed patio terrace continue the romantic simplicity. Get to that balcony in time for sunset – the glowing lowering skies from here are astonishing.

4. Sifnos House


Sifnos House
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Sandy-beachy Kamares, with its craggy backdrop and friendly tavernas, provides the backdrop for this fashionable stay, designed to a chic palette of periwinkle blue, stone, grey and unvarnished pine. There’s no pool, but the beach is a 10-minute walk away, and a sultry, lantern-lit terrace has comfy seating and mini olive trees. A cavernous, reasonably priced spa employs local thyme, lavender and seashells in treatments that leave you fully charged with island serenity.

5. Windmill Bella Vista

Apartment, Boutique Hotel

Windmill Bella Vista
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Built around an enchanting 18th-century Cycladic windmill – its sole two-bedroom apartment is built inside the tower – this boutique hotel is a sight in itself in east-coast Artemonas. Rooms are simple and chic, with crisp white bedding and cool toffee-coloured floor tiles; outside is a large pool and sun terrace overlooking the undulating coastline below. It’s a short walk to the village of Artemonas for a handful of tavernas and cafes, or a short hike to the rugged, clear-watered cove at Poulati, with its blue-domed church.

6. Peristeronas House


Peristeronas House1
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Surrounded by pretty gardens, this boxy white house with its tiny turrets is an atmospheric rental (sleeping four) just outside the main town Apollonia. With two terraces overlooking the rural tranquility, and speckles of white Cycladic houses all around, it has a rustic, whitewashed interior with simple wooden furniture and prim, lace curtains. There’s a tranquil, remote feel, but you’re only a short walk from banks, restaurants and grocery stores in Apollonia.

7. Gerani Suites Sifnos

Suite Hotel

Gerani Suites Sifnos
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This elegant boutique hotel is located in relaxed Platis Gialos, with its lovely sands. It has a vine-strung terrace, lush gardens and traditional-feel rooms. Stone sinks painted with floral motifs and antique dark-wood furniture lend a luxurious edge to the simple whitewashed building; lovely stone balconies and terraces give rural and sea views, and it’s a 20-minute stroll to the beach. Fancy exploring? The owners can even arrange your car rental.

8. Gerofinikas Boutique Hotel

Boutique Hotel

Gerofinikas Boutique Hotel
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This stylish hideaway does back-to-basics with a sprinkling of interior – and architectural – magic. Chic cream-and-camel rooms defer to the brilliance of the shimmering sea view (you’re high above the coastline around scenic Kastro) and hands-on staff can organise anything from yoga sessions and massages to horse-riding jaunts. The sea-view pool, with its spacious stone terrace, is the real show-stopper.

Make the most of your time in Sifnos with the best things to see and do on the island. But to really get the best out of the Cyclades, why not island hop? I mean, there are 220 islands after all. Opt for style with a stay on Santorini; book one of the many boutique hotels with Culture Trip, and don’t leave until you’ve seen the best towns and villages on the luxury Greek island. Alternatively, choose Folegandros and book a stunning hotel with Culture Trip, before heading to one of the best bars to enjoy the sunset.

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