Sikinos has a handful of beaches, mostly concentrated on the south coast as the northern shoreline is a rugged, craggy, cliff backed coast. The beaches of Alopronoia, Agios Georgios, and Dialaskouri are accessible by car, the rest are on foot or by boat. Generally unorganised, the beaches are roomy and mostly without facilities so come prepared. Don’t expect water sports and beach bars, the beaches are quiet and laidback.


Agios Georgios

Agios Georgios is on the eastern side of the island, 5 km from Chora, with golden sand and clear seas. Favoured by windsurfers, there are municipal umbrellas but they are free of charge and there are trees for shade. Unserviced, there is a taverna nearby and the pretty chapel that gives the beach its name is worth a climb up the headland for the views.

Agios Paenteleimonas

Sandy with emerald waters on the south east of the island, the beach is reached by boat or on foot by a 3.6 km path from Alopronoia. A sheltered, calm cove, Agios Panteleimonas is perfect for those who seek seclusion and there is a cave for natural shade.


Another small sandy beach in the south of the island, access is by a steep path from Episkopi. The inviting waters are ideal for a dip but there is no shade. There is a well with drinking water at the homonymous chapel.


The most popular beach on the island, it is large and sandy, sheltered and has a shallow seabed making it ideal for families. There are umbrellas and some trees at the back to offer shade. There is plenty of parking and the facilities of the village are nearby but beware the waves when the ferries dock.


A beautiful cove along a rough road from Alopronia, the beach is very sheltered so makes a good option when the winds are blowing. Sandy, with umbrellas and some trees for shade, the water is particularly bright and sparkling here.


A crescent shaped cove with sand and white pebbles, Maltas is remote and small and can only be reached by boat. There are a couple of municipal umbrellas but no other shade and no facilities.


At the southern edge of the island, the beach takes its name from the boats from Santorini that used to dock there to be loaded with produce and goods to be traded. Tiny, pebbly with turquoise waters it is actually two coves that are completely isolated and best approached by boat.

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