On the road: Sifnos, Greece

Sifnos is a quiet, mountainous island located in the Cyclades, with beautiful beaches and ancient whitewashed villages. 

We stayed in at Aglaia Studios in Kamares, opposite the island's main port, which offered easy access to the water and an incredible terrace overlooking the Aegean Sea. Every morning we'd wake up and eat fresh fruit with Greek yogurt and local honey while we watched the ferries come in.

One of our favorite meals was at Kafenes, a restaurant attached to the nearby Hotel Boulis (unsightly from the outside, but incredibly charming once you're in). The menu is full of traditional Greek fare, with many of the ingredients grown locally. 

While there's a bus network that connects the island's major towns (Apollonia, Kastro, Vathy), renting a scooter offered a lot more flexibility and freedom- riding around the island at sunset remains one of my favorite travel memories to date. 

Kastro is one of the most beautiful towns on the island, scattered with ancient relics, stunning views, and kittens! From there we followed a small trail to see the Panagia Poulati church and its relatively secluded 'beach'. I forgot my water shoes but decided to go swimming anyway, which I quickly regretted after cutting my toe open on a rock (so don't forget your shoes!).

All is well that ends well, however, as I discovered Giannis Podotas' ceramic shop next to the pharmacy where I bought my bandaids!

Have you been to Greece? It's really hard to choose which islands to visit so I'd love to hear some suggestions!

-Kelli