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Faros is a Lilliputian village. The beaches here are beautiful, staying is happy and the ouzo bars and taverns are serving fresh fish!

Located in the SE part of the island (south from Platis Yialos) and is the perfect place to relax.

Faros is located in southeastern of the island and is considered the safest harbor, which has been the official port till 1883.

Its name is due to the installation of a lighthouse at the entrance to the harbor for shipping, which is now at southeastern of the harbor entrance and adjacent to the monastery of the Cross, from which the views to Hrysopiyi and the opposite islands is beautiful!

Faros is the most picturesque fishing village of Sifnos. Located 7 km southeast of Apollonia. It is the safest and most sheltered harbor, and is protected by three capes (Lighthouse, Glyfo, beans) that surround it. Above them is built the coastal settlement. Homonymous beaches are renowned for their clear, shallow waters.

At the entrance of the harbor, we can see the Monastery of the Cross. From there the view is spectacular. In the taverns you will taste delicious traditional dishes and fresh seafood.

 

It is a beautiful quaint village with three consecutive sandy beaches Fassolou, Faro and Glyfo, from where starts the most walked path of the island that leads to Chrissopigi.

 

A brief stop at St. Haralambos, giving the walker the opportunity to feel that he is on the balcony of the Aegean. From Faros, you can take to the trails to Kastro and Exambela.

On the west side there are ruins from the ore loading ships for transport and processing from Lavrion and just above them on top of the hill is the chapel of St. John, where the view to Chrysopigi, the beach Apokofto and three other beaches is breathtaking!

In the bight and the western edge of the sandy beach of Faros are the foundations of ancient friktorias (tower).

At the harbor entrance is the rock of Chrysopigi, detached from the mainland and where the monastery of Panagia Chrysopigi (1650) is located, the patron saint of the island, the views there are breathtaking!

At Faros Beach we can see the beautiful chapel of St. Gregory and ten steps ahead of the foundations of the ancient tower, the picturesque church of St. Nicholas. A living village once with several potters who unfortunately do not work today!

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