Sikinos is a less popular island of the Cyclades group, located between Folegandros
. Unlike the neighbor Ios which is famous for its great nightlife, this island is a very tranquil and almost untouched by tourists place. Sikinos is accessible only by boat and ferry, the nearest airport is on Santorini
Sikinos is mountainous and has only two small villages - the main village Sikinos and Alopronia
. Alopronia, the islands port, is on the east coast and offers a few hotels, taverns and a sandy beach with shallow water. The village of Sikinos consists of three small settlements next to each other (Kastro, Chorio and Episkopi), built on a hill in the northwest. It has the authentic look and spirit of a Cycladic village not infected by tourism.
Most roads of the island are unpaved so you have this in mind if you plan to explore Sikinos by car. There are seven beaches of which only three are accessible by car - Alopronia, Dialiskari and Agios Georgios (you can rent a limited number of sun beds and umbrellas on them). The rest four beaches are secluded bays between rocks, accessible only by boat or by small walking paths.
highlights: less popular island with small secluded beaches, island in Cyclades Islands, Greece