We arrived at Kamares by ferry from Piraeus and stayed there for 2 nights before we move into Apollonia. The port gets a bit busy when a boat arrives but after some minutes it goes back to lazy attitude. We arrived late in the evening and was very peaceful, we noticed the litted monastery of Agios Symeon up in the mountain. We walked through the...more
Agios Georgios church is the main church in Kamares. Although small in size attracts many locals. We saw plenty of them gather inside but also outside the church during the Easter Week. It was a weird situation because you could hear the priest during the mass while the café next to the church was showing the semi final football match for Champions...more
Agia Marina is a small settlement at far side of Kamares, just follow the beach and you’re there. Locals call the area Apenanti (across) or Pera Panta. We had booked our hotel room here and we didn’t regret it (it was an excellent room anyway). If you stay here you’ll be in much more quiet area than the port but still close enough to walk to the...more
This is a typical small place that sells souvlaki, people come here to take some on the go but there are also some tables at the beach. We were there late at night and we had some souvlaki with beers. They have low prices anyway so it’s a great way to eat something tasty without spending a fortune.Souvlaki Gyros (pork) with pita(2,20e), potatoes...more
This is one of the cafes along the main road of Kamares next to the sea. It is located next to Agios Georgios church (pic 1) We were there one evening when Bayern Munich FC was playing against Barcelona FC for the semifinals of Champions League. The café was packed with football fans although most of them were depressed because Barcelona didnt make...more
This is probably the only pub in Kamares. It has a nice terrace next to the beach with many tables at the terrace where you can enjoy the harbor lights or inside where it is a typical bar. It is also ideal during the day when you just want to relax and have something cold. The also have some beach chairs along the beach.Friendly service, good music...more
We arrived at Kamares by ferry from Piraeus, slow one takes 5hours30’ (31 euros one way) while the fast one takes 2hours 30’ (48 euros one way).Kamares is the port of Sifnos island located at the west side. It is 5km west of Apollonia (the capital), 14km from Cherronisos, 8km from Kastro, 14km from Platis Yialos, 13km from Chrysopigi.Our hotel room...more
Kamares is a small village, you just walk around without any need of vehicle. Even if you stay at Agia Marina like we did you are only 10’ away from the Kamares.At the port we noticed some nice maps of Kamares (pics 1-2), not that you need it but just to orient your self at this small village which spreads near the beach (at the other end of the...more
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Don’t miss a visit to one of the numerous pottery stores in Kamares. Sifnos has a long tradition on pottery (since protocladic period!) and although you can find many workshops and stores all over the island Kamares seems a better idea because you can just buy some before you take the boat back home :) Most of them are located on the main road along the waterfront, hard to miss them.
Of course there are some typical souvenir stores with cups, tshirts and these kind of stuff.
On main road, next to Stavros Café we noticed a small pastry store with several handmade products. We bought some great local biscuits of Sifnos (9euro/kg) and the famous amygdalota (almond cookies, 11euro/kg). We returned the day after for some bisquits again but also some poulia (7euro/kg, it is a local brioche that you can find during the Easter Week)
Finally, before you get on the boat don’t miss the small store (pic 4) opposite the port where you can buy dairy products, especially the tasty local cheese myzithra. It’s called Spilia tis Grias (Oldlady’s Cave ) but unfortunately was closed on Easter Sunday, so we just took the myzithra we had with us the previous day. The store must been named after the cave on the other side of the dock which called Spilia (cave), a rocky area where people dive off, there’s also a small stony beach and ruins of the loading dock which dates back to late 19th century when there were iron ore mines here.