The 10 Best Things to Do in Faros, Greece

March 15, 2018 Giuseppe Pratt

Discover the best top things to do in Faros, Greece including Faros Beach, Church of the Seven Martyrs, Platis Gialos Beach, Vathi Beach, Sifnos Trails, Peristeriona, Chrisopigi Monastery, Narlis Farm, Panagia Chrissopigi, Rib Adventures.
Restaurants in Faros

1. Faros Beach

Faros, Greece
Excellent
51%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 161 reviews

Faros Beach

Reviewed By Richard T - Cheltenham, United Kingdom

We happened to get on the wrong bus and spoke to some people on their way to Faros who said it had two Beaches and chapel to visit. We arrived late in the day and had a lovey sum n the bay, snorkelled and I fund some ld poetry sheds that I donated to a beachside resident. The local restaurant provided us with some take away fried potatoes as a snack while we soaked up the last rays of sun which sets stunningly over the Mountains to the west.The bus service to Apolliania was good and I would recommend anyone to pay a visit.

2. Church of the Seven Martyrs

Kastro 84003, Greece
Excellent
85%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 88 reviews

Church of the Seven Martyrs

Reviewed By sdothbc - Hamilton, Canada

I'm lumping a few things into this church review, as I think all of Kastro is beautiful and a must visit, and it's so small that I would say seeing the catholic church (St. Anthony's), the Acropolis, the museum, the three sarcophagus, the small medieval streets and this church are all part of the same experience. This church is the crown jewel though, both for the views of the church from the surrounding area, the views from the church of the surrounding area, and if your even a little adventurously inclined, the path down to the rocks below and the views from there. I took the 7:20 am bus from Kamares, and spent about three hours in kastro before heading back. Definitely worth the trip!

3. Platis Gialos Beach

Platis Gialos, Greece
Excellent
41%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 300 reviews

Platis Gialos Beach

Reviewed By Melissa S

This beach is great for families with children, and really for anyone!! The scenery is beautiful. The sea water is shallow for some distance out into the water. Beach chair rental is inexpensive at 4 euros per chair, or you can relax in chairs provided by one of the beachfront restaurants simply by purchasing food or drink from the establishment. Boat rentals are also available if you would like to take one out on an adventure. If you are looking for a laid back, not too-touristy beach, give this one a try!!

4. Vathi Beach

Vathi, Greece
Excellent
53%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 337 reviews

Vathi Beach

Reviewed By Sotiris_Pap - Zurich, Switzerland

I have travelled all over Greece but I have no recollection of places with buildings exactly on the seashore... Not only is this ugly, but also illegal according to the Greek Building Regulations... I hope one day all these monstrosities will be demolished by the authorities and the beach will be given again back to the public... The water was clear though and the landscape nice.

5. Sifnos Trails

Apollonia, Greece
Excellent
86%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 61 reviews

Sifnos Trails

Sifnos Trails is the name of the hiking trails network of the island of Sifnos in the Aegean Sea, Greece. The network has a total length over 100 km, divided in 19 beautiful trails.

Reviewed By Looking_for_charme - Bergen, Norway

Sifnos is an island for hikers. If you just want a short hike from Apollonia to the very interesting hamlet of Castro or you want a demanding hike, you will find both. We did both last October.

Kamares-Sifnos, Kamares 840 03, Greece +30 694 090 9447
Excellent
70%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 13 reviews

Peristeriona

Handmade pottery art created with great taste and artistry, coupled with respect for tradition and love for the pottery craft.

Reviewed By didi n - Athens, Greece

this place has beautiful ceramics that are well made and look good. if you want to buy ceramics I would definitely recommend this place. the ceramics come in different colors that can be easily matched at any house and they come in different sizes so you should be able to find something small enough for your suitcase

7. Chrisopigi Monastery

Greece
Excellent
79%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 162 reviews

Chrisopigi Monastery

Reviewed By Emma2709 - London, United Kingdom

This outstandingly beautiful monastery is flanked by the sea on both sides. The chapel itself is out of this world and the swimming off the rocks superb in crystal clear waters. My favourite swimming spot on Sifnos. Not to be missed!

8. Narlis Farm

Odos Apollonia - Ormou Kastrou | Kato Petali, Apollonia 840 03, Greece +30 697 977 8283
Excellent
90%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 46 reviews

Narlis Farm

Local micro-farming and Cooking experience in Sifnos While on Sifnos, a unique and fascinating way to experience first-hand authentic local food production, is a visit to Sifnos Farm Narlis. Sifnian cuisine, renowned for its mouth-watering recipes throughout Greece, is based mainly on vegetables and local aromatic herbs and here in Farm Narlis we are looking to revive old and native processes of growing and cooking, based on products grown on our land. At Farm Narlis we offer tailor-made lessons in the local diet, micro-farming food production and cooking, to suit your needs and interests. Our micro-farm is situated at the heart of the island, between the villages of Apollonia and Kato Petali, on the road to Kastro. Below, we give four suggestions for you to experience our farm and products: This is the most involved experience on the farm. In this session we will start the day by preparing together a hearty traditional Sifnian breakfast, based on local thyme honey, home-made jams, cheese from our farm and fresh organic eggs from our very happy free range chickens. While we enjoy breakfast, we will discuss the structure of the rest of our session. Time to start work! The wood burning oven needs to be lit early so this is the first thing we do together for our meal preparation and before we leave for the field. In the field, you will collect, with our guidance, the fresh ingredients that will be used for our meal. Here, you will have the opportunity to find out all about the efforts of the local farmer in growing and harvesting vegetables, in this 'unfriendly' natural environment. An understanding of how the crops are produced will help you appreciate the materials you will cook with and immerse yourself in our local farming practices. Back in the stone-built hut you will learn to prepare a complete traditional Sifnian lunch or dinner which will comprise of two different kinds of salads, two starters and a main course. We will enjoy the results of our efforts all together, just like the locals, around our wooden table, next to the wood burning oven, watching each dish being cooked. Local white wine or our own medium sweet red, which has matured in the sun, accompany all the meals. We will finish the meal with fruits of the season such as water melons, cherry plums, melons, pears and apricots, all grown in our land, from old and rare varieties. The suggested duration of the morning session is 3-4 hours for optimum enjoyment of all the activities. For your convenience, we provide a guide for the duration of your visit. We can provide a guide who speaks English, French or Russian. When it's time to go, we will give you a complementary sample of produce from our farm as a goodbye gift and as a reminder of your visit. Additional activities to enhance your experience while in Sifnos Farm Narlis are: Gardening: have a go at looking after our vegetable garden and experience first-hand the unique traditional techniques of growing and harvesting. Ceramic lessons: if you would like to find out how the pots you cooked in and the plates you used are made, then come and have a go at making them! The ceramic workshop that produces them is housed in one of the farm's buildings. Afternoon Session in the Farm - The same experience as above but without breakfast. **** Dinner.=With out lesson!! (private) 2 to 4 people- We will prepare a special dinner meal for your group to enjoy in our hut. 7pm - We will visit together our vegetable and tree Gardens and you will hear all about our stories of farming the local and rare varieties. You will then gather around the wooden table, to enjoy fresh, local recipes all prepared in a traditional Sifnian way. A unique way to fully experience and appreciate Sifnian food. Nero kai Alati ('Water and Salt') Restaurant - Platys Gialos If you prefer to enjoy our farm's fresh and organic produce cooked in exclusive recipes while sitting right next to the sea, then this is the place for you. In Nero kai Alati you can experience Sifnian traditional recipes fused with flavours from around the Mediterranean Sea. Booking is essential!

Reviewed By duffydog60mich - michigan

This is an amazing experience. Meeting George and Dina was an amazing experience and made our trip to Sifnos spectacular. George teaches and shows old time classic Sifnos recipes while Dina is the sous chef.
But in addition you get a history lecture, philosophy lessons and personal history of the Narlis family. There is an amazing farm tour and George explains dry farming which just not seem possible as it has not rained in months and he has more produce than we have ever gotten with frequent watering and high water bills in Michigan.
You also get a tour of the old homestead where the family was raised and to top it off you all sit down to a classic Sifnos dinner featuring the recipes demonstrated earlier in the tour
This is not to be missed and you can not say you have experienced Sifnos until you meet George and Dina.

9. Panagia Chrissopigi

Greece
Excellent
77%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 161 reviews

Panagia Chrissopigi

This majestic medieval monastery draws thousands of visitors a year.

Reviewed By Stan B - Cardiff, United Kingdom

Well worth the effort ask bus driver to drop you on main road then walk down to the Panagia,not to difficult when you complete your visit take the coastal path walk to Faros enjoy the scenery this is a must do on Sifns

10. Rib Adventures

Platy Gialos Marina, Platis Gialos 84003, Greece
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 17 reviews

Rib Adventures

We specialize in highly rewarding adventures around Sifnos and in the Cyclades Islands, Greece, offering a unique experience in the Aegean Sea. Customized, leisure private tours and transfers with RIB power boats to suit the sun seeker and the adventure seeker, providing a professional service. If you are a lover of leisurely beach hopping nature tours or extreme sports, come with us to play with the waves! With the safety provided by our boat and the experience of the Rib Adventures captains, you will have a unique, intense, exhilarating moments packed with adrenaline. Our captains, specializing in safety and your ultimate convenience, will make sure to provide joyful and fun-filled experiences, either during a leisurely boat tour, a private sea transfer or an extreme boat ride in high seas.

Reviewed By Constantine T

Have used this service twice, once with a group of college students and the other time with my family (teenagers and young adults). We have nothing but great things to say about the service prior to our trips (scheduling etc.) and also during our trips...MoreThank you very much for your positive feedback and for sharing your experience with RIB Adventures and Aegean Thesaurus. We hope to be able to be at your service again for further sea explorations and fun ! I wish you a great remaining vacation. Apostolos

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