The village of Kastro ~ ancient capital of Sifnos

Posted by on Feb 7, 2016 in Greece: Athens & the Greek isles, Travel with Karen | 0 comments

The village of Kastro ~ ancient capital of Sifnos

The village of Kastro was the capital of the island during ancient times until 1836. It is built on top of a high cliff on the island’s east side, and today has extensive medieval remains and is home to the Archaeological Museum of Sifnos, housing a wonderful collection of Archaic and Hellenistic sculptures.

The magnificent village of Kastro is perched on a steep hill on the east side of Sifnos, offering stunning panoramic views of the Aegean Sea.

kastro village 1 web

    Panagia Poulati web
The Panagia Poulati Monastery is prized for its beauty, as well as the landscape it surrounds.