A real Cycladic beauty this one, Sifnos will lure you with its authenticity, pure, clean-cut aesthetics and unrefined hospitality. The bustling Apollonia or the so-called Steno is the island’s hot spot both night and day. You can try some Greek- inspired cocktails or if you like it traditional all the way, sip some tsipouro and eat some meze at Kafenio tou Drakaki, an old coffee place cum taverna considered a local institution. Sifnos has remained a well-kept secret among foodies. Taverna Tsikali and Lempesis are top-notch. If you are vegan go for the revithada, the local chickpea dish and if you are not then try the mastelo, a delicious, slow-cooked lamp dish. If you are looking for modern twists, techniques and instagrammable dishes, then go to Omega3. Artemonas is a charming village that one must visit when in Sifnos. Seek Theodorou pastry shop and try some finger-licking good amygdalota. Religion aside, note that Sifnos has numerous churches. Rumor has it that there are 365 churches in Sifnos, one for each day of the year. Some are unconventional like Church of Epta Martyres at the village of Kastro, located atop a rock, overlooking the Aegean Sea. Enjoy some rejuvenating rays of sunshine and swim in crystal-clear waters in Fasolou, Glyfo, Apokofto, Vathy and Platis Gialos.