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The location of the hotel

Efrosini Hotel is located in Platis Gialos, on the southern part of Sifnos, next to the beach. On the map you can see the exact location of the hotel and of the café, which is located on the ground-floor.

 

A few words on Platis Gialos

The name Platis Gialos derives from the phrase "Platis Aigialos", which means "wide coast". It is one of the largest beaches of Sifnos.

Here you will find shops, where you can buy traditional ceramics from Sifnos (functional and decorative), mini markets, cafés and restaurants, where you can taste traditional Greek and Sifnian dishes as well as International cuisine specialties, by the sea. At the beginning of the commercial street there is a soccer field 5x5. On the left side of the beach, there is the marina of Platis Gialos, with available space for the visiting yachts. Here, on the marina, many cultural events take place during the summer (mainly concerts).

 

On the way to Platis Gialos, on top of a hill, there is the monastery of the Virgin Mary of the Mountain ("Panagia tou Vounou") (1813). The view from its yard with the high cypress trees is unique. Within the last years, many of the couples that got married in Sifnos had their wedding at this church.

To the north-east of Platis Gialos, there is the White Tower ("Aspros Pirgos"), one of the best preserved ancient towers of Sifnos. The ancient communication system of the beacon towers revives every year, on the Sunday of Pentecost. At that time, the White Tower comes back to life and transmits smoke - messages to the towers that it faces, being part of a communication network that covers the whole island of Sifnos.

 

Αt the entrance of the bay on the right, there is the little uninhabited island of Kitriani. The only building on it is the Church of Panagia Kipriani (10th - 11th century).

The location on the map