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— Plori Accommodation
— Plori Accommodations is active since 2010 in Agia Marina at Kamares, the main port of Sifnos .Started from an old fisherman's family and designed with love for Cycladic tradition and respect for it's quest's privacy.A small jetty right next to our facilities makes it ideal for those who travel by boat or yacht . Maria and Antonis will help you with your reservation but also any tips for the island may need.
— Explore The Island of Sifnos...
A surprisingly green island for the Cyclades, Sifnos offers a good variety of peace and quiet and things to do. Even though it is a popular island, both amongst Greeks and foreigners, it has kept its originality and is resisting the commercialisation many other islands have suffered.The locals on Sifnos live off agriculture, the natural source of aluminium and tourism, and the olive trees grow practically everywhere. In ancient times it was famous for mining gold, silver and iron.
A striking feature of this island is the many churches: there is a church for each day of the year, and most of them are only open on that day.
Mythology has it that the island got its name from its first settler, Sifnos, who was the son of the hero Sounio.
Although the island might have been inhabited in prehistoric times by different peoples, the most certain is that Aegeans and Minoans, Cretans, settled here in the 2nd Millennium BC. Sifnos was one of the richest islands in ancient times because of its natural resources of gold, aluminum and silver. As far as we know, its first inhabitants came in around 1000-900 BC. and they soon discovered the precious metals. Trade went on with many of the other Cycladic islands, as well as with cities on the mainland.According to mythology, the locals would give a golden egg to Apollo each year, but when the gold mines were almost depleted, they tried to fool the god by painting as stone in stead. This angered the god so much, that he sent the tyrant Polycrates who took all precious metals from the island.
The Romans used this island as a place for exiles, and later on, it went through the same problems with Venetians, Turks and pirates as the the rest of the Cyclades. It was liberated in 1830.