Sikinos Island Things to Do

  • Chora of Sikinos
    Chora of Sikinos
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  • Church of Aghioi Anargyroi

    by dimilag Written Sep 9, 2007

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    The church of Aghioi Anargiri is of typical Cycladic architecture. A narrow quaint cobbled road leads to the church's precinct, north-west of Hora. On the outside, it impresses visitors with its gleaming white colour and double bell-tower and inside with the simplicity of its decoration.

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  • Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi or Hrissopigi

    by dimilag Written Sep 9, 2007

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    The monastery of Zoodohos Pigi, or Hrissopigi, stands west of Hora. It is an imposing castle-style edifice built on top of a steep rock with an astonishing view. The locals rightfully call it "Kastro" (Castle) since it is surrounded by a strong fortification wall with embrasures. The islanders took refuge in its inside from the pirate raids. It has been abandoned since 1834 with the church of Zoodohos Pigi as the only reminder of its glorious past.

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  • Alopronia Village, the Port of Sikinos

    by dimilag Updated Sep 9, 2007

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    The port area of Alopronia (sometimes called Skala) is where the tourists stay. The noticeable absence of the usual swarm of motor-bikes, the scourge of so many a Greek Island, is a Godsend. Ultra-lazy days pottering between beach, tavern and hotel can be punctuated by a kayak trip to the beach of Agios Nikolaos.

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  • Episkopi

    by dimilag Written Sep 9, 2007

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    Episkopi is one hour walk from Chora, is a place where elements of an ancient temple-tomb have been converted in the 7th century to Koimisis tis Theotokou church. The church was remodelled in the 17th century after an earthquake and now is called Moni Episkopi.

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  • Kastro and Chora Village

    by dimilag Written Sep 9, 2007

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    Sikinos is a settlement which is divided into two villages: Kastro which is the largest and the the unspoiled picturesque Chora or Hora. Kastro with its maze lanes is one of the most authentic with an outstanding beauty, villages in Cyclades. Chora is superb with a trail of windmills. Panagia Pantanassa church has an excellent temple and beautiful meta-byzantine icons. Zoodohos Pigi Monastery is overlooking the main town and gives the impression of a castle. North-east from Hora is the Monastery of Chrissopigi (20 minutes walk) with excellent view. The Folk Museum is the family home of an American ex-pat and it has an olive press and local domestic artefacts.

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    The monastery of Zoodohos Pigi

    by mardaska Written Apr 8, 2003

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    This church was used to offer shelter to the locals when they were trying to protect themselves from the pirates.

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