In the southwest of Sifnos, 10 kilometers away from Apollonia, you will find Vathi, a picturesque fishing village with a golden sandy beach and transparent cool waters. It was named so, probably because it is at the lowest point compared to the rest of the area. Another version connects the name of the settlement with the fact that the sea there is deep.
In the past, the settlement was a remote village inhabited by many of the island's potters. Now, the Vathi σφύζει από ζωντάνια κατά την τουριστική περίοδο! Εκεί βρίσκονται τα περισσότερα ενοικιαζόμενα συγκροτήματα και ξενοδοχεία, καθώς και πολλά παραδοσιακά ταβερνάκια, καφέ και γλυκοπωλεία. Ένα φιλόξενο κλίμα έτοιμο να υποδεχτεί και να ικανοποιήσει και τους πιο απαιτητικούς επισκέπτες!
THE PORT AND THE BEACH
Vathi’s bay is one of the most protected bays on the island from winds and can be easily reached by boats and sailboats. As for the beach, it is one of the most peaceful landscapes you will encounter in Sifnos. With crystal clear shallow waters and endless sandy beach to spend endless hours of play and relaxation!
THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE
In terms of local history, Vathi is one of the most important archaeological sites of Sifnos. On the hill of Agios Andreas, where the homonymous church dominates, the Mycenaean Acropolis is located.
Excavations that have been made at this point brought to light findings of the Mycenaean wall of the 12th century. e.g. as well as ruins of five buildings, most likely houses, from Hellenistic times. There is also a museum that houses the important findings of the excavations
Apart from the symbolic value of the location, what really breathes is the view that surrounds it. Apart from the vast Aegean Sea that stretches in front of you, you can see all the central settlements of Sifnos, Apollonia, Artemonas, Ano Petali, Katavati, as well as the ancient settlement of Kastro. You will reach the hill of Agios Andreas by road or walking through an uphill but easy winding path.
The small seaside village hides magical beauties and calms you with its tranquility. It is definitely worth visiting and exploring every bit of it!