Faros

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Faros

Faros is a picturesque fishing village on the southeast side of Sifnos, 7 km from the island's capital, Apollonia. It is the most protected natural port on the island and till 1883 the main port of Sifnos.

Faros has three continuous sandy beaches, Fasolou, Faros and Glyfos. Glyfos is the start point of the most popular path that leads to the Apokofto beach and finally to the monastery of Panagia Chrysopigi. Walking along the path, you enjoy a fantastic view of the village and the monastery. Halfway, there are ruins of the old installation of loading the metal from the mines of the island, onto boats in order to transfer it to Lavrio. Glyfo owes its name to a well with brackish water which has been there since ancient times. On the left side of Faros, right next to the small port, there is a tiny theater which hosts various cultural events during the summer. There are more trails that start from Faros and lead to the Acropolis of Agios Andreas, Exabela and to the medieval village of Kastro.

Sifnos is well-known for its festivals. One of them takes place on September 13 where the locals celebrate the Cross. Once, Faros was a vivid settlement of potters with many ceramics workshops that don't exist anymore. In the small village you can find many fish tavernas, coffee shops, grocery stores and hotels.