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  • Country : Greece
  • Region : Cyclades
  • Regional Unit : Cyclades
  • Population: 300
  • Land Area: 42.507 Square Kilometres

Sikinos is a small, secluded island in southern Cyclades, located midway between the islands of Ios and Folegandros and nearby Santorini.

It was known as Oinoe (Island of Wine) in Ancient Greece. It contrasts with nearby islands, such as Ios, in being quiet and relatively less developed.

Sikinos is a great opiton if you wish to relax, stay away from crowds and get closer to nature. In addition, the island offers quite a few attractions such as marvellous beaches, sightseeing spots, picturesque settlements, scenic pathways and monuments. Several ancient ruins rest on the island, although some are remote.

There are two villages, "Allopronia" on the south sea side, being the port, and another higher up in the hills being the Chora.

Chora is the capital of the island, constructed on the slopes of a mountain and with spectacular sunsets and views to the Aegean Sea. A small, picturesque village with the characteristic Cycladic architecture. The port of Sikinos Greece is the most tourist place, with an organized beach and few tourist facilities. There are a handful of tavernas in the harbor. The beach at the harbor is one of two large sandy beaches on the island. 

The beaches are secluded and can be reached on foot or by bus. Only the beach next to the port is organized with few facilities, like umbrellas, sun beds and taverns. The rest of Sikinos beaches are unorganized and accessible by bus or foot. 

The most interesting sightseeing on the island is the Monastery of Episkopi.

There are two paved roads, although a third is being built to connect the nascent heliport and eventually a new resort on the other sandy beach, and there are several well-maintained dirt roads. Much of the island is very difficult to access due to the terrain.

Nearly all of the island's area is covered by terraces once used for extensive agriculture.

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