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sikinos greek islandsikinos greek islandFerries dock at Alopronia (or Skala), where there's a sandy beach and shallow seas perfect for chlldren. There are a few tavernas and cafes here and a fairly new hotel. Most accomodations are in Alopronia. Beaches at Katergo and Agios Nikolaos are both within easy walking distance of Alopronia.

Take the bus, or enjoy an hour's walk, to the Hora. The capital is one of the Cyclades most authentic villages. Above the village is the 18th Century ruined Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi, which is fortified against pirate attack. There are icons by Skordilis in the cathedral.

It's only a few minutes walk up the next hill to the Kastro. It has the typical labyrinthine lanes. There are ruins of windmills. The houses have tiny rooms. There's a private folk museum open in July and August during the afternoons. The Kastro has a few impressive mansions, too.

A paved road takes you from Hora past ruined Cyclopean walls and Mini Episkopi. The Moni was originally a mousoleum, in the 3rd Century, later a Byzantine church, and finally the 17th Century Moni you see today. The view from the precipice to the south is spectacular.

Walk a rough path northeast to find the remains of a fortress at Paliokastro. There's a good sandy beach near there at Malta. Tracks leading off from this path take yu to sandy beaches at Ag. Georgios and Ag. Nikolaos. There's water taxi service to both beaches in summer, and a taverna at Ag. Georgios.

Drinking and Dining

Try the local wine, if it's still available. There are tavernas and cafes with traditional fare.


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