Sikinos is named after the child of the banished Limnian Thoas, who was set adrift in a tea chest. He was rescued by a local nymph.
In ancient times, Sikinos was called Oenoe, which means "wine island." The local wine is still known for its punch.
There are traces on the island of both Ionian and Dorian colonisers. It's been ruled by Macedonians, Egyptians, and Romans. The Romans banished people here. The Turks took it over in the 17th Century.
This is a good place to go if you want to practice your Greek and enjoy the old-fashioned island life. See more photos of Sikinos.