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Artemonas is an old village in the center of Sifnos island, spread around a hill with windmills on the top. Despite its relatively large size, it is much quieter and less touristic than its lively neighbor Apollonia.

A walk in the village is a must during your stay in Sifnos. The narrow cobbled alleys wind up between houses, old mansions and churches to reach the top of the hill and the windmills from which you can enjoy a spectacular view toward the inner part of the island and Kastro. Some restaurants are scattered in the back alleys and open only in the evenings, others can be found at the village square, just next to the large parking and the bus stops - the last place where you can go by car. The restaurants offer traditional meals from Sifnos like revithokeftedes (chickpea balls) and mastelo (lamb bakes in clay-dish) but for desserts and sweets do not hesitate to try the local pastry shop Grigoris and cafe-patisserie The Yellow Bicycle (Kitrino Podilato). The Yellow Bicycle is on the way to the windmills but its tables are "hidden" in the garden, so you need to watch closely for its sign.

From Artemonas you can easily reach two of the most popular sights of Sifnos - the fortified settlement Kastro (4 km) and the church of Panagia Poulati (2 km). Considering the village is not accessible by car, accommodation is available mainly in the outskirts, and some of the windmills are also turned into hotels.

highlights: authentic old village with windmills, village in Sifnos, Cyclades Islands, Greece
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