Artemonas is the second largest village of Sifnos and is a place full of tradition and history. It is located 1,5 kilometers north of Apollonia and it is a real jewel for the island. The nobility of Artemonas stems from the economic prosperity of the village about one and a half centuries ago - due to the occupation of its inhabitants with shipping. It is reflected in its magnificent neoclassical buildings and in the houses with the blooming courtyards and the large tree-lined gardens, mainly on the main path of the settlement.
In Artemonas it is worth visiting the church of Panagia Kohi with its interesting architecture, the Panagia of Ammos where there is the icon of "Panagia Monachi" a rare depiction of the Virgin without the Holy Infant, the church of Agios Spyridonas and the beautiful church Panagia of Bali. According to the tradition the church of Panagia Kohi was built on the ruins of the ancient worship center of "Ekvatiria" Artemis, who was the goddess who used to protect people during their disembarkation from the ships. At the highest point of the village there are two wonderful well-preserved windmills. From there the visitor can have a panoramic view of Sifnos and the surrounding islands. Artemonas is the homeland of the great Nikolaos Chrissogelos and of the poet and philologist Ioannis Gryparis.
Every year in early September, in the central square of the village, takes place the Cycladic Cuisine Festival "Nikolaos Tselementes" , as well as a number of parallel events including exhibitions, traditonals dances and much more. At the same time a small bazaar takes place along the central street of Artemonas, with traditional products mainly from Sifnos but also from the surrounding islands. The festival lasts for three days.
In Artemonas there are grocery stores, rooms to let, taverns, traditional bakeries and pottery workshops.