Apollonia Things to Do
Apollonia stands on a great location, along the slopes of a three hills and numerous smaller villages around are connected with Apollonia through scenic paths. Apollonia became the capital of Sifnos island in 1836 and it is the administrative center of the island. In ancient times there used to be a temple for god Apollo, hence the name but it is...more
Agios Spyridon is the cathedral of Apollonia and main church of the island, every official ceremony takes place here. First church on the spot dates back from 1700 when there was a small chapel in basilican shape. It had the same name but was demolished in 1893 the new church started to built in 1897. It took about 10 years to complete. It was...more
As expected Agios Spyridon is the main but not the only church in Apollonia. Just by walking up and down Steno, the famous pedestrian alley you will see many more churches, smaller in size but interesting enough. Most of them were open so we could check the interior too.Agios Athanasios church (pic 1) was built in 1746 although some other claim...more
One of the oldest traditional café in Apollonia is Lakis. Not impressive, seemed in decadence but we decided to stop for a quick coffee break outside, there were only 3 tables and the owner (son of the original owner) had kept one for himself :) We ordered a frappe coffee but I asked about a dessert too, he had only fig spoon, a typical greek...more
This was our favorite spot in Sifnos, not because it had the best food or the best prices but because it had the most friendly owner. He was very relaxed and talkative and made several suggestions, and at the end he even gave us for free extra wine or dessert. No surprise we returned the next day, he was there joking around about people passing by...more
This is another traditional cafe in Apollonia that was established back in 1887! Of course some years before it was just a small cafe in the center but now due to the touristic alley that is located it’s upgraded as one of the good spots along the alley.In the morning we saw local old men drinking their coffee but later in the evening visitors...more
Apollonia is located at the east side of Sifnos, 3km west of Kastro, or 5km east from Kamares (the port). By carIn the heart of Sifnos island, you will pass from Apollonia anyway. There’s a big parking lot at the entrance of the village as you come from Kamares. Actually in Apollonia we rented a car from AUTO-MOTO APOLLO RENTAL which is located...more
You can easily walk around Apollonia. It’s the biggest village of the island but still not that big to get lost :) Pic3 is a map of Apollonia, we didn’t use any map here but just for the record.The main street is in walking distance from the main parking lot and the central square (Iroon square). It is a pedestrianized alley in the heart of the...more
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