An easy guide for how to get to Sifnos by Ferry, schedules and prices for the Ferry to Sifnos and recommendations for public transportation and services. Explore the website and find all necessary details for the Ferry to Sifnos; Connected Routes with departures and frequency, Accommodation options with real-time Availability and helpful tips for transfer opportunities in Sifnos!
We have prepared a small user guide that will help passengers to get to Sifnos as easily and pleasantly as possible.
Find useful information, local public transportation options to reach your overnight hotel, port addresses and embarkation offices, ferry schedules and prices for Sifnos ferry, and real-time departures and arrivals.
- Sifnos island is connected daily from Athens/Piraeus harbor.
- The ferries also connect Sifnos with other islands, including Milos, Serifos, Folegandros, Mykonos, Santorini, Naxos and Paros.
Getting to Sifnos by ferry is the best option you have and it can be a very nice and exciting experience and especially if you are doing some island-hopping too. Greek islanders are seasoned ferry experts and they prefer to travel by ferry to Sifnos because of the convenience and flexibility it affords!
Cars are allowed on most ferries running to Sifnos, for an additional fee and children usually travel for half price!
- There is a choice of Conventional and High-speed catamaran ferries running frequently with stops along the way.
Give a departure port and a date and find all possible destinations!
Notice: Each year and depending on the period, there may be more or fewer connections to Sifnos. The biggest shipping companies (ferry operators) announce the new ferry schedules by the end of December and the rest of them by January-March each year!
Public transportation services in Sifnos
The ferry port in Sifnos
- The port settlement, on the west coast of the island, is known as Kamares.
- The ferry trip from Athens to Sifnos takes from 3 to 6 hours, depending on the vessel and the route.
- The ferry also connects Sifnos with other islands of Cyclades, including Milos, Kimolos, Kythnos, Serifos and others.
Public Transportation on Sifnos
- The road network of Sifnos is considered as one of the most evolved and best preserved in Cyclades. With asphalt at most of its length, and right road labeling, your transportation is done with absolute safety. You can reach in the twelve (12) villages of Sifnos using the public transportation of the island which is composed from 4 buses and 10 taxis.
Public Bus Services on Sifnos
- Upon arrival at Kamares Port, find the bus schedule posted at the nearby tourist office. Bus departures from the port generally coincide with the ferry schedule, so you shouldn’t have to wait long for a ride. The island bus can deliver you to any village on the island within 20 minutes and costs just 2 and 4 Euro.
- The public transportation of the island is organized with services carried out in a circle starting from Artemonas with stopovers at Apollonia, Platis Gialos, Faros, Vathi, Kastro, Kamares and Heronissos. During summer, there are more frequent services to better serve its visitors. You will find the timetable posted both at the starting point and at each stop.
The main directions from Artemonas port:
- Artemonas - Apollonia – Kamares
- Artemonas - Apollonia - Platis Gialos
- Artemonas - Apollonia – Faros
- Artemonas - Apollonia – Vathi
The main directions from Apollonia:
- Apollonia – Kastro
- Apollonia - Artemonas - Cheronissos
Bus Terminal Tel.: +30 2284031925
Taxis on Sifnos
The transportation in Sifnos, in addition to the buses, is also served by ten (10) taxis.
Each taxi has a number in a visible place. So you can distinguish what is the taxi dialed (eg. at the port on your arrival). It is advisable if you want a taxi waiting for you when you arrive, to make an appointment.
- Taxi Νο 1: +302284031216
- Taxi Νο 2: +302284031661, +306944742652
- Taxi Νο 3: +302284031777, +306944761210
- Taxi Νο 4: +302284031626, +306944444904
- Taxi Νο 5: +302284031719, +306944642680, +306972359886
- Taxi Νο 6: +302284031656, +306944696409
- Taxi Νο 7: +302284031295, +306932403485
- Taxi Νο 8: +302284031173, +306944936111
- Taxi Νο 9: +302284033570, +306944900972
- Taxi Νο 10: +302284031473, +306973209720
Tip: Most of the hotels on Sifnos have their own minibus and will transfer you from the hotel to the port or vice versa. Try ringing them to find out if this service is available!
Note: All above information for Sifnos was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice.
Schedules, prices and availability
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Book in advance your ferry ticket
Arrange your journey to Sifnos in advance
It is very important that you have organized your ferry ride in advance, having arranged all the details. You don't want something to go wrong, and you can achieve perfect holidays with a great organization. In addition to hotel accommodation and air-tickets, when you book the boat tickets you know that everything is under control even before leaving home.
There are many reasons why you should arrange to book in advance your ferry ticket. Here are some of the most important:
Pay for Hotel in Sifnos without using it!
During the high season in Greece, and especially in July and August, it is likely that you won't find ferry tickets to popular destinations, such as Sifnos, if you don't book them in advance. So, don't make the mistake to book your hotel on Sifnos without having booked the ferry pass. The last thing you want is to get to the port and not find an available ferry!
Save time in Sifnos!
Although we charge a commission for acquiring ferry bookings, this allows you not only to secure your ferry tickets but also to save time in Sifnos; besides receiving a service and attention of first.
Have a bigger choice of Ferry Tickets!
Buying in advance gives you a better chance of getting the ferry tickets, on the ferry you prefer and at the schedule you want. It does not make sense that your trip to Sifnos is interrupted by not finding available ferry departures, but it is possible.
Find more Sifnos Ferry routes!
If you want to organize your vacations to Sifnos, it is wise to check all the possible routes and timelines in order to make the right combinations between Sifnos and other destinations as well as between the air and the ferry tickets. Online, you can have an overview of all the routes going to Sifnos.
Get the best deal!
Ferry tickets can be expensive, so it’s natural to want to get the best deal on them. It has become a regular practice for ferries to announce special rates and deep discounts for booking your ferry tickets up to 3-6 months in advance.
Feeling Great having Sifnos ferry ticket in your pocket!
You will feel a great feeling when having the ferry confirmation in your hands. The reservation with us will allow you to secure your ferry ticket, you will be relieved to have the confirmation in your hands or on your smartphone!
Available accommodation options
Find out about the ferry types, choose the ideal accommodation option on the ferry to Sifnos and get fresh and relaxed at your destination. Comfortable armchairs, business class comfort seats, outside and inside cabins or economy deck chairs. There is a range of accommodation options to choose for a day or night ferry.
Traditional white Cycladic villages with numerous churches, picturesque lofts with pigeons, wind mills and beaches with crystal clear waters compose the picture of Sifnos. The island flourished during the ancient times due to the gold and silver mines and the quarry of "Sifno's stone". From 1687 until 1854 Sifnos was a great cultural center, and the famous Aghios Tafos (Holy Tomb) School, also known as "School of Archipelago” functioned here. The island has a great tradition in pottery art and even today still preserves many pottery-ceramic workshops. Sifnos lies between Serifos and Milos. The island extends over a surface of 74 km2, its coastline is 71 km long and it has 2.450 inhabitants.
Mythology has it that the island got its name from its first settler, Sifnos, who was the son of the hero Sounio. Although the island might have been inhabited in prehistoric times by different peoples, the most certain is that Aegeans and Minoans, Cretans, settled here in the 2nd Millennium BC.
Sifnos was one of the richest islands in ancient times because of its natural resources of gold, aluminum and silver. As far as we know, its first inhabitants came in around 1000-900 BC. and they soon discovered the precious metals. Trade went on with many of the other Cycladic islands, as well as with cities on the mainland.
According to mythology, the locals would give a golden egg to Apollo each year, but when the gold mines were almost depleted, they tried to fool the god by painting as stone in stead. This angered the god so much, that he sent the tyrant Polycrates who took all precious metals from the island.
The Romans used this island as a place for exiles, and later on, it went through the same problems with Venetians, Turks and pirates as the the rest of the Cyclades. It was liberated in 1830.
What to See in Sifnos
The capital of the island is called Apollonia, after its ancient patron god, and here there is an art museum. The old part is called Artemonas, and there might have been a temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis here.
Kastro is the old capital, and the Ventian citadel here dates back to the 14th century. There is a small archaeological museum here, and the village itself is well worth a visit.
Panagia Vouno, (The virgin of the Mountain) is a fascinating church that is usually open in the mornings.
The monastery of the Virgin Mary of the Golden Well (Panagia Chryso-pigi) is situated just outside Faros and is open to the public. Don't forget to wear proper clothing though. The icon of the Virgin here is said to have healing powers.
Port Police: 22840-33617
Peripheral hospital of Sifnos: 22840-31315
Post Office: 22840-31329
Hellenic telecommunication organization: 22840-33499, 22840-33699
Public power corporation: 22840-31220, 22840-31320
Alpha Bank: 22840-33913, 22840-33200
National Bank of Greece: 22840-31317
Piraeus Bank: 22840-33799
Archeological museum: 22840-31022
Cultural museum: 22840-31341
Vrisi Monastery: 22840-31335
Anapliotis: 2284031656, 6944696409
Gerontopoulos: 2284031626, 6944444904
Depastas: 2284031295, 6932403485
Diaremes: 2284031719, 6944642680
Kalogirou: 2284031661, 6944742652
Karavis: 2284031173, 6944936111
Komis: 2284031777, 6944761210
Koulouris: 2284031473, 6973209720
Crisogelos: 2284033570, 6944900972