Every year since 2002 Sifnos through the beaches of Kamares and Platis Gialos is awarded with the European Union’s BLUE FLAG by the FEE, since they meets the criteria of the program (cleanness, organization, water quality, safety, lifeboats, first aid, services, installations etc).
In 2007, the Swiss Tourism Organization in Lugano honoured Sifnos as “The Island of Poets and Civilization”
National Geographic’s 2011/2012 special edition “Journeys of a lifetime – 500 of the World’s Greatest Trips” distinguishes Sifnos by giving it the 9th spot in the Top Ten list of “Islands Under the Sun”!
Here is an extract from this special edition: “Spots in the ocean that someone could hardly notice on a map. Yet if you find yourselves there, you’ll know there’s no other place of equal beauty in the whole world.”…
The archaeological site on the hill of Agios Andreas, with an Acropolis dating from the 13th century BC and a small modern museum, was presented with an award in 2012 by the organization EUROPA NOSTRA for its exemplary maintenance and presentation of findings “as an excellent example of the preservation of our cultural heritage”.
Huffington Post in a 2013 article with the “10 paradises of the Mediterranean” for the ultimate getaway presents SIFNOS first!
Sifnos, Greece – The tiny island of Sifnos, one of Greece’s Cyclades Islands, is a world away from the bustling cruise ship and tourist scene in neighboring Santorini. The white-washed villages and quaint churches against the backdrop of the Aegean’s stunning blue waters is the essence of Greek charm. It’s a perfect place to appreciate slow rhythm of Mediterranean life.