Cherronisos is one of the remotest villages on Sifnos
. It is the only settlement on the north coast of the island, located in a deep cove of a rocky peninsula and surrounded by hills from all sides. Its position provides protection against the severe Meltemi wind which often blows in this area during the summer. The closest village is Artemonas
, 12 km away.
As there are no populated areas around Cherronisos, it is an extremely quiet place for accommodation. The small beach is covered with a mixture of sand and pebbles, with a few trees for natural shade and two fish tavernas right by the sea. There are no big hotels, just guesthouses with studios and vacation homes to rent. Basic goods and food products are available in the mini-market next to the beach.
On the top of the peninsula where Cheronissos is located rises up the Monastery of Agios Georgios, with panoramic views of the coast. The monastery can be reached by car via dirt road. Around the village there are some hiking trails which traverse this otherwise inaccessible and barren area of Sifnos. One of the places you can reach via these trails is the Church of Agios Nikolaos on a rock above the sea.