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Efta Martyres & Panagia Poulati in Sifnos

The pretty little church of Efta Martyres is located on a rock below the village of Kastro. The church and the rock is probably the most photographed object on Sifnos. Almost every year there are one or more pictures from here participating in the Kalimera (the Swedish version of Kalispera) photo contest. Very rightly, because there are few churches that are located as beautiful as this one.


Efta Martyres below Kastro in Sifnos.

Efta Martyres below Kastro.


The church is well worth a visit. Especially if you like to dive off the rocks, and swim and snorkel in crystal clear water. If the sea runs high it can be difficult to get up from the water, but if the sea is calm as Greek yogurt, then Efta Martyres is like paradise. To get down to the rock, just walk through the Kastro and down the steps. Can not be missed. By the way, Efta Martyres means The Seven Martyrs.

Panagia Poulati church and beach in Sifnos.

The church of Panagia Poulati is under the arrow. The bath below is lovely.

Another beautiful, but not as often photographed, church is Panagia Poulati. There are very few who finds the way to the church, often one are completely alone. The attraction is the turquoise green waters and the lush and beautiful surroundings. We are not talking about a large beach, rather small beach pockets with sand and a few rocks to sunbath on. Beachwear is not needed.

To get to Panagia Poulati, turn left at the windmills next to the road that leads to the Kastro. Further on the road becomes a path, a path that lead to the church. Continue from the church on the even smaller path down to the sea.


The rocks under Kastro in Sifnos.

The rocks under Kastro. If you look closely you'll see some that swim outside the rocks.


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