Kamares

Kamares port

Kamares

Kamares is a seaside village on the west coast of Sifnos. It is also the main port of the island where ferries from Piraeus arrive. In the summer the port provides daily connections with the neighbor islands Milos, Serifos and Folegandros, as well as with the other islands of the Cyclades group like Santorini, Mykonos and Paros.

Kamares has two inaccessible huge rocks from both sides which provide some shelter from the strong meltemi wind in the summer. There are good road connections to any point of the island, and the main village Apollonia is just within 5 minutes drive. Kamares is a typical tourist resort with a choice of hotels, restaurants, small shops and a long sandy beach. The older part of the village is around the port and most of the houses and hotels are built amphitheatrically, reachable via steep and narrow alleys. There are a few seafront tavernas offering traditional Sifnian cuisine, cafes and bakeries for bread, snacks and local desserts. In Kamares you will find plenty of shops selling the famous hand-made ceramics which is the main occupation for many families on the island (there are such shops all over the island but in Kamares they are most in number). Driving a car is restricted in this part of the village, and unless you need to reach a ferry, you should better use on the large parking space at the village entrance.

The area around the beach is less densely built and there are no steep hills around it. The hotels are larger and there is a also a campsite. Kamares beach is covered with sand all over and the water is very shallow around the shore, suitable even for toddlers. Sunbeds and parasols are available but there is still plenty of free space between them. On the top of the huge rock above the beach, you will see two white buildings - these are the monasteries of Agios Simeon and Prophetis Ilias.
highlights: the main port of the island, village in Sifnos, Cyclades Islands, Greece
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