Balcony with a view

One is on top of a hill

Two are the best balconies of Sifnos. One is on top of a hill, next to the only archaeological site of the island, in the backyard of the church of Agios Andreas, which is located there. You can drive to the top of the hill and then walk 10′ on a dirt path, or start from the road to Vathi and climb the ancient steps to the church – about 20′ walk. The view is truly breathtaking. You can see about half of Sifnos. Most of the villages, farms, dry stone walls, towers, monasteries, the primary school, and of course the surrounding islands. You will definitely be impressed and I am pretty sure that one of the pictures you will take, will be under the bell tower leading to that balcony!

The second is the balcony of Panagia tou Vounou, on the road to Platis Gialos, accessible by car up to the small wooden gate. If you want to visit the church as well, go in the morning, from 11am to 2pm when Mrs. Adrianna is there and will willingly tell you the history of the church and show you the room where Kazantzakis stayed and wrote around 1915. For the balcony, however, it doesn’t matter what time you go. As you enter the courtyard with its old pine trees you will be flooded with that feeling of “Wow, how nice it is here!” A few steps lead to the lower level of the courtyard, the balcony we were talking about, with a view of Platys Gialos, Kitriani and Polyaigos in the distance. One of the most romantic spots on the island, go there, you’ll remember me!