Bordered by scenically impressive steep mountains, the Port of Kamares is known for its beautiful large beach, a wide range of accommodation options, shops and tavernas, waterfront cafes and a lovely holiday atmosphere. This port is the perfect getaway for families with toddlers as the waters run very shallow for a long distance, giving them enough room to have fun.
(A street in Kamares, Sifnos)
This port serves a colossal number of ferries coming from Piraeus and any other nearby islands, accounting for all traffic coming in and leaving Sifnos. On the right side of the port is the main settlement, which includes various types of shops, plenty of accommodation and a plethora of services available for the tourists. Being one of the best-known ceramic production centres in the Cyclades, expect to see plenty of pottery workshops around. Take time to visit the terrific buildings and whitewashed Cycladic houses before heading towards the beach for an afternoon swim.
What to do in Kamares, Sifnos
- Watch night ferries arrive at the bay
If you have some free time, take a bottle of wine and head down to the port. Sit above the breakwater and feel the breeze as you watch the night ferries arrive at the port. This beautiful sight will guarantee of nostalgic moments when you are back home.
- Enjoy Rivithia day
(Chickpea stew on Rivithia Day)
Sundays in Kamares are a Rivithia day. During this day, all the restaurants across Kamares serve the Island’ speciality; the chickpea stew. However, you need to ensure that you get there on time or else you will miss out.
- Visit the two monasteries in Kamares
(The Monastery of Profitti Ilias)
Kamares is home to two majestic monasteries; Agios Spyridon and Profitti Ilias, which are located a couple of yards apart from each other. You can either drive there or take a walk, but if you chose the latter, be prepared for sore days ahead.
- Explore Kamares
Exploring has been made much easier in Kamares. Since cars and motorcycles are allowed here, you can rent one from George Podotas’ shop, which can be found just behind the waterfront. There are also other car rental services that you can compare rates. After getting your ride, explore the port of Kamares before heading inland towards Sifnos.
What to eat
If there is one thing Sifnos is known about, is its fine cooking. The cuisine in this town is very developed due to their tradition in pottery. In a time where other islands were focusing on using open fires and sticks to cook meat, the people of Kamares were focusing on making delicious casseroles and delicious stews using clay ovens and pots.
- Manolis Restaurant in Vathy
Foods prepared by Manolis are the best. It is in his restaurant where you will find the most spectacular clay oven cooked food across Kamares. When you are in Kamares, hope that he is roasting a lamb, this is the sweetest cooked type of meat you will ever come across. For decades, Manolis has been the source of life around Vathi.
- Experience Authentic Sifnos food at Meropi in Kamares
(Greek salad serving at Merope)
Have a taste of fresh meat and fish when in Kamares at Meropi. This popular Taverna will offer you authentic Sifnos servings with A-plus level of hospitality. Hop into Meropi for a late afternoon and enjoy the signature octopus cooked with Cucumber, feta cheese, Olives and Tomatoes.
- Piros Bakery
Piros Bakery is an essential food shop around Kamares. This is mainly because, thanks to him, all the shelves around Kamares are filled with the finest deliciously cooked cookies, cakes and pastries. Everything is baked on the premises. Prepare for one of the best sweet-tooth experiences you have ever had.
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