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Sikinos by ferry
In the following lines, we have prepared a small user guide that will help passengers to travel to Sikinos as easily and pleasantly as possible.
Find useful information on how to get to Sikinos by ferry, local public transportation options to reach your overnight hotel, port addresses and embarkation offices, ferry schedules and prices, and real-time departures and arrivals.
Sikinos 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 because of the convenience and flexibility it affords!
There is a choice of Regular Ferries that are running frequently with stops along the way. Cars are allowed on most ferries, for an additional fee and children usually travel for half price!
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Notice: Each year and depending on the period, there may be more or fewer connections to Sikinos. The biggest shipping companies (ferry operators) announce the new ferry schedules by the end of March and the rest of them by April-June each year!
Schedules & prices for Sikinos
With the developed "Easy-Way" system of go-ferry.com, you can make the most reliable and flexible online booking of your ferry ticket!
We will connect you to the booking systems of most ferry operators and will show you:
- Direct itineraries with schedules to Sikinos
- Alternative routes to Sikinos
- Ferry prices
- Prices for Adults, children, and babies
- Prices for all vehicle sizes
- Trailer prices
- Ticket offers*
- Early booking discount*
With all these options we offer, you can be sure that you will find the best deal for the ferry ticket to Sikinos at a price that will suit your budget.
Sikinos ferry tickets
Arrange your ferry ticket in advance.
If your final destination is Sikinos do not neglect to book your ferry tickets early enough to avoid last-minute surprises! We are sure that you do not want to ruin your vacation or change your destination because you will not find an itinerary available. How could you feel to be at the departure port and not be able to board the ferry to Sikinos because it is fully booked?
On this page page, we will mention some reasons that make it necessary to book your ferry tickets to your destination in advance!
Accommodation on the ferry to Sikinos
Book your ideal accommodation on the ferry to Sikinos and arrive fresh and rested to 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 ride to or from Sikinos port.
Sikinos is a relatively small island ideal for peaceful vacations, walks in interesting places and swimming in crystal clear waters. It has not much vegetation and its surface is rocky. The steep cliff where Chora is built, on the NW side of the island is one of its characteristic features. The island extends over a surface of 40 km2, its coastline is 41 km long and it has 240 inhabitants.
It was inhabited during the Mycenaean period and was also called Oinoi because of the vineyards and its fine wine (Oinos means wine). Iones tribe settled here in the 10th century B.C. while in the 5th century it was under Athenian occupation. Sikinos had the same fate as all other Cycladic islands. It was conquered by the Romans, Byzantines and during the Venetian occupation it belonged to Naxos Duchy. In 1537 it was occupied by Ottomans. It joined to the Greek State in 1829.
In ancient years, Sikinos was called Inos, meaning the island of wine. Archaeologists seem to have been able to identify a temple dedicated to Apollo from ancient times in Episkopi, but not much is known about it.
Mythology has it that the island changed name when king Thoas of Limnos was chased away by the women of Limnos, who had killed all the men. On Inos, he married a nymph, and their son was called Sikinos.
The Ionians settled on the island in the 10th century BC, and soon the Dorians arrived from the mainland.
Venetians ruled the Cyclades in the 13th to 16th century, and the Turks conquered Sikinos in 1566. The islanders fought bravely in the war of independence, and was liberated in the 19th century.
What to See in Sikinos
A walk through the city will allow you to see from close its main sights. Do not miss:
The mansions constituting some of the greatest examples of traditional Cycladic architecture.- Pantanassas-Timios Stavros church located east of the stone paved square. It was built in 1787 and has a wooden gold-plated templon and amazing post Byzantine icons created by the Cretan School.
The three windmills on the highest place of Chora.
Zoodochos Pigi monastery built in an amazing area at the edge of a rock and looking like a castle.
The Folklore Museum housed in an old oil-press in Chora.
The Byzantine and post Byzantine collection.
Christos (Jesus) Byzantine church.
Aghia Anna, Aghios Vassilios and Eisodia tis Theotokou (the Presentation of the Virgin Mary) churches.
Episkopi monastery complex located 4 km SW. The most important examples of ancient settlements are still preserved in this monastery’s Koimisi tis Theotokou (Assumption of the Virgin Mary) church, created after restoring a Roman mausoleum of the 3rd century A.D.
Aghios Georgios Byzantine church.
Palaiokastro with ruins of ancient settlement.
Mavri Spilia (Black Cave). It is one of the largest caves in the island.
The ancient settlements in Aghia Marina area (S of Episkopi) where visitors can see ruins of ancient buildings. Another settlement is located on the NE side of the island close to Malta cape.
In the North side of the island, in Chora or Kastro lies MAVRI SPILIA (black cave) which is one of the largest caves of the island.
Medical Help: 22860 51211
Police: 22860 51222
Port Authority: 22860 51222
Municipality: 22860 51238