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Sifnos is 76 nautical miles from Piraeus and has a land mass of 74 sq. km with 70 km of coast. Sifnos' capitol is Apollonia, its main port is Kamares with Aghia Marina just across the bay.
Sifnos has numerous sandy beaches and lovely coves and over 350 churches. Sifnos is a mountainous island with its highest peak being Profitis Illias, 680 m.
There was mineral wealth on Sifnos, including gold, iron and clay, which has been mined since ancient times. The Treasury of the Siphnians was one of the most opulent at ancient Delphi, surpassing even the Athenian.
Sifnos is famous for its pottery, poets, and chefs. It's probably the most popular island of the western Cyclades, with thousands of visitors in summer. There are charming villages, gently rolling green hills, watermelon patches, vineyards, olive groves, and long sandy beaches.
Exploratory walking is a pleasure, as the island is strewn with sights such as bougainvillea, wind-bent pines, dovecotes, windmills, little chapels, and ancient towers.