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Port of Sifnos from the air

Sifnos is located in the Cyclades and is connected by ferry to and from Athens and other ports in the Cyclades.

There are 7 ferry companies operating ferries to and from Sifnos. Aegean Flying Dolphins, Aegean Sea Lines, Aegean Speed Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Sea Speed Ferries, Seajets and Zante Ferries all operate ferries to and from Sifnos. In the summer season, there are a total of 160 sailings per week.

The most popular route in terms of sailings is the route from Piraeus to Sifnos with 30 sailings per week.

The port or island closest to Sifnos is Serifos with a distance of just 22 kilometres - that's 14 miles or 12 nautical miles. While the port or island furthest away is Piraeus at a distance of 142 kilometres - that's about 88 miles or about 77 nautical miles.

The port of Sifnos is located in the town of Kamares, which is only about 5 km from Apollonia, the capital city of the island. The port is a medium sized port and is generally moderately busy but is busiest in the summer.

Ferries to Sifnos are normally available throughout the year but there are fewer sailings in the winter. Sifnos is served by a mix of fast and conventional ferries but predominantly conventional ferries.

You can travel to or from Sifnos with your vehicle or on foot. And normally you can take a bike with you or a pet.

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Sifnos ferry schedules

Why visit Sifnos?

  • Take a panoramic photo from Kastro village Kastro means castle and here you 'll be able to explore the old castle, see old mansions and there's also a breathtaking view
  • Go to the beach. Despite being a small island Sifnos has many great beaches. Try Vathy beach Faros beach and right near the port Kamares beach
  • Visit the Archaeological Museum located in Kastro village this small but impressive small museum is worth a visit if you want to learn about the history of the island
  • Go hiking If you enjoy nature then Sifnos is for you as there are plenty of well-signposted trails throughout the island Visit in spring to see the island at its greenest
  • Visit Apollonia and stop for a coffee or a delicious meal in this typically Cycladic small town with white washed buildings and bougainvilleas

Island hopping around  Sifnos

Sifnos is southwest of the Cyclades and so it’s the ideal base if you want to hop from island to island. You can easily book quick ferries to Santorini, Naxos, Mykonos, Paros, Amorgos, Serifos, Kimolos, Milos and others.

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Sifnos port address & GPS

Sifnos Port (Kamares)
Port of Sifnos (Kamares), Sifnos, 84003, Greece.
Telephone: +30 2284033617
GPS Co-ordinates
24.6743 ° N, 36.9904 ° E

Sifnos port facilities

The town (Apollonia is outside the port (Kamares). You can find covered living areas and there are many cafes and restaurants nearby. You can find covered seating areas and there are many cafes and restaurants nearby.

No parking facilities, long or short term, are available.

In the summer months the port can become quite chaotic with long queues for cars. So please arrive at least one hour in advance if travelling by car. For more information about Sifnos, you can visit Sifnos.

Getting to and from the port


By car

Sifnos is a small island and you will have no problems finding anything by car. There are four petrol stations on the island but these are near Apollana the capital and not the port.

By Taxi

At the end of the port pier you will find a taxi rank. You will normally have no difficulty finding a taxi apart from in August when you may have to wait.

By Bus

From the port town of Kamares there are busses three times a day to Apollonia (the capital) and Artemonas. The other towns and villages on the islands are then connected from Artemonas. Busses are infrequent - typically running about twice a day.
on foot

On Foot

You can walk to the island but you definitely need some means of transportation for long distances.

Frequently asked questions for Sifnos ferries

Flights to Sifnos Sifnos does not have an airport. If you are flying from an international location, you can travel first to Athens, Santorini or Mykonos before taking a ferry. Alternatively for domestic flights you can also travel to the nearby islands of Paros, Naxos, Syros or Milos before taking a ferry. This could be cheaper than flying directly to the island. Ferries to Sifnos However, the most popular way to reach Sifnos is by ferry. Many people explore Sifnos as well as other connected islands in the Cyclades.
Sifnos is served by Aegean Sea Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Seajets and Zante Ferries companies.
  • Route: Piraeus (Athens) to Sifnos: Average one way cost per person travelling on foot in July: €50
About 10 meters from the port as you head to town, you will find a travel agency which is an official agency for all the companies that sail to and from the port. You can print your ticket here for no charge.
Yes. If you travel with Blue Star Ferries, Aegean Speedlines or Seajets you can travel with an e-ticket. We will give you a web page address where you just have to input your booking confirmation code. You can then either print your ticket or save it to your phone.
To get your ticket printed make sure you have a print out or a copy of your reservation on your phone and a valid form of photographic ID - for example, your passport or ID card.

Our tips to get a cheap ticket to Sifnos:

  • Book in advance Prices always go up the closer you book to your departure date.
  • Compare ferry companies side by side using a service like Zas Ferries
  • Don't take a fast ferry Fast ferries to Sifnos can save hours of your journey time, but if you want to take it easy and save money then avoid fast ferries.
  • Choose an inside cabin If you want travel in a cabin and don't need a view, inside cabins are always cheaper.
You can travel to Sifnos from these mainland ports: Piraeus: Runs all year. About 3 hours with a fast ferry or 5 hours and 30 minutes with a conventional ferry.
  • On foot: Please arrive at least one hour before you travel.
  • By car: Please arrive at least two hours before you travel and in July and August allow for traffic jams on your journey.
  • Yes, you can take your dog or other pet on the ferry but it isn't possible to book a space in the kennel in advance. All Greek ships by law must have some kennel space.
    • On conventional ferries If you are travelling on conventional ferry (not a fast ferry or catamaran) there is normally space available in the kennels and you should also be able to have your dog on all deck areas (but not inside) with you. Strictly speaking, this at the discretion of the ferry company but in general you should have no issues - though please take a muzzle with you just in case and keep your dog on a leash at all times. Small sized dogs and cats can travel in the ship as long as they stay inside a special travel box. The other option, for absolute peace of mind, is to book a pet cabin. These are like normal cabins but have linoleum flooring. They are also available for day crossings at reasonable prices. This way you don't have to worry about finding space in the kennels and you and your dog or cat can relax. In July and August ferries can get very busy with people and other dogs.
      • On fast ferries or catamarans Fast ferries and catamarans will also have kennels but these will be limited in number. In addition, the majority of fast ferries (though there are exceptions) don't have open deck space accessible throughout the journey, so you will not be able to stay out with your pet during your crossing. However, if your pet is small and inside a travel box you will be able to keep him or her inside.
    Yes, we accept PayPal and if your debit card is issued by Visa or Mastercard then you should have no issues paying by debit card.
    To get your ticket printed make sure you have a print out or a copy of your reservation on your phone and a valid form of photographic ID - for example your passport or ID card if you can also use it for travel.
    You can take your bike with you for free to or from Sifnos, if you travel on large ships such as those from the companies Blue Star Ferries and others. However, on ships without a garage, bicycles are normally not allowed inside. You'll see if the ship has a garage when making your reservation. Sifnos can be busy in the summer so it is a good idea to tell a member of the port staff that you have a bike in case you might need extra assistance.
    Sifnos is most popular in the summer months but good weather normally lasts until the end of September and the first weeks of October. There are also plenty of places to visit in the winter.

    Latest prices for Sifnos ferries

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    • Booked: 15th March, 2024
    • Travel: 22nd July
    • People: One foot passenger

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