Kamares on Sifnos

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Kamares, the port town of Sifnos, set beautifully between two high mountains which are separated by an extremely shallow beach. The port was built in the early 20th century when the ferries got bigger and required more space. Then there were many potteries in Kamares, today there are only a few.

In the early 1990s, when more and more tourists travelled to Sifnos, Kamares slowly began to extend to the tourist resort we see today. The word tourist resort should not be apprehended as something negative, sometimes it can do so, but it does not apply on Kamares, which is a nice and quiet port town that has much to offer.

Sail boats, fishing boats and Greek recreational fishermen who bait their hooks with bread pack together in the port. The waterfront promenade, which runs from the pier all the way to the beach, is crammed with tavernas, ouzeries, bars and cafes. Not only tourists are being seated enjoying ouzo mezé, in Kamares the Greek everyday life goes on parallel to the touristic life. One of the attractions is when the guests at the tavernas throws leftover bread to the fishes. The shallow water bubbles of hungry struggling fishes. Along the waterfront promenade, and in the alleys above, there are bakery, shops, travel agencies and pottery workshops.

Kamares. Sifnos.

The main street in Kamares.


The extremely shallow beach in Kamares.

The extremely shallow beach in Kamares.


ACCOMMODATION IN KAMARES
The buildings in Kamares are mainly hotels or pensions
. Almost every house that climbs up the hill-slope is some kind of accommodation. On the other side of the beach it is the same thing, but not as widespread. In other words, you have many places to choose from. Below are some suggestions for popular accommodation.

Sifnaika Konakia Traditional Settlements »

Simeon Rooms & Apartments »

Xerolithia »

Villa Areto »

Hotel Kamari »

Book other hotels in Kamares here »

Tavernas in Kamares.

The beach promenade in Kamares.


The beach in Kamares. Sifnos.

The beach that separates the two mountains is so shallow that you have to go really far out to even get wet on your knees. For very small children it is like coming to paradise.

From Kamares you can go by bus to Apollonia, and from there goes the bus goes to many villages in the island, including the Faros and Platys Gialos.




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