INFORMATION ABOUT SIKINOS ISLAND
Sikinos is an ideal destination for those who need calm and relaxing vacations. It is a small Cycladic island with an extent of 41 sq. km located between Ios and Folegandros. Sikinos managed to maintain the traditional Cycladic colours through the years.
Chora is one of the most beautiful areas in Cyclades. Ti is built at the edge of a cliff with an astonishing view. Chora is a result of a conjunction of two equally graphic settlements Castro and Xorio. The harbour of the island is Allopronoia. It is located in the south-eastern side of the island with a 3,5 km distance from Chora.
From Piraeus port you can travel by ship to Sikinos with 8 hours travel time. During the summer time daily itineraries are executed.
SIKINOS ISLAND HISTORY
In antiquity it was known as Oenoe because of its flourishing vineyards. According to mythology the island took its name of Sikinos son of king Thos of Limnos.
Important findings discovered in the island declare that the island had residents from ancient times. In the 10th century B.C. the island was settled by the Ionians, while in the 5th century B.C. it came under the dominion of Athens.
Sikinos’s history parallels with other islands of Cyclades. It passed from Roman to Byzantine rule, and then fell to the Venetians and the Turks. Under Venetian rule, the island was part of the Duchy of Naxos.
In 1537, Sikinos was taken by the Turks; in 1829 it became a part of the newly founded Modern Greek state.