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Greek island of Sifnos

Posted by on Sep 7, 2014 in Greece: Athens & the Greek isles, Travel with Karen | 0 comments

Greek island of Sifnos

Welcome to the quiet island of Sifnos.  A small, hilly island popular with walkers and known for its pottery, poets, and chefs, Sifnos offers charming villages to explore, and terraced countryside dotted with ancient towers to roam.  In ancient times, Sifnos was renowned for its gold mines.  The islanders paid yearly homage to the Delphic sanctuary of Apollo with a solid gold egg.  One year they sent a gilded rock instead, incurring Apollo’s curse.  The gold mines were flooded, and the island became ruined; and from then on was known as sifnos, meaning “empty.” Villages...

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