Sifnos lies in between Serifos, Kimolos and Antiparos and is 78 n. miles from Piraeus. It has an area of 75 sq. km and a shoreline of 70 km with a population of 2500 people. Your trip to Sifnos starts at Piraeus and takes between 2.5 hours if you use the High speed ferries (catamaran) or up to 5.5 hours if you use a normal ferry. Sifnos has a lot of things to offer even in the most demanding visitor.
The imposing landscapes, the picturesque settlements like Apollonia and Artemonas, the beautiful beaches, the medieval villages like Kastro and the old monasteries like Chrysopigi make Sifnos a very popular destination. There are 365 churches in the upper villages, some large and others very small, but all very beautiful inside and out. Many of the churches have panagiris, religious festivals, commemorating the particular saint of that church.
Chances are there will be one when you visit. Chrysopigi is perhaps the most recognizable church on Sifnos and in a way symbolizes the island. It sits upon a peninsula that has actually split from the mainland, a miracle that is said to have occurred when Sifniot women took refuge from Pirates there. The church, built on the ruins of an older church, was constructed in 1650.