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On the island of Sifnos, in the traditional settlement of Apollonia, the painter and engraver Kiki Voulgareli created “Art houses Sifnos”, a stone-built paradise on top of a hill, which she envisioned as a permanent work of art

She restored a windmill, a dovecote as well as houses and outbuildings that were part of an estate, transforming them into spacious residences, each with its own distinct character and decorated with works from her personal collections.

Kiki set up her artist’s workshop in one of the residences, where she spends a large part of her time, drawing her inspiration from the landscape.

Traditional stone stairways connect the courtyards spread on different levels around the residences, with unrestricted views of Apollonia, the surrounding mountains and the sunset over the bay of Kamares.


Traditional pebbled floors, stone tables and sofas, surrounded by endemic greenery, offer cozy corners for relaxation, reading, sharing food and conversation, under the wide open skies.

For your comfort and convenience “Art houses Sifnos” has a free private parking from where the traditional steps lead to the entrance of the complex.

The residences can accommodate from 2 to 6 people.

Registration number: 00001803343

By the Windmill

It is a cute house of 45 sq.m. that is fully equipped

The residence consists of two bedrooms on two different levels, connected with an internal circular staircase, providing a comfortable stay for a group of friends or a family.

The kitchen/dining room and the bathroom are fully equipped. A baby cot can be added to the bedroom on the ground floor, while the bedroom on the first floor has an additional small wc. 

The walls are decorated with artwork and a collection of delicate old style family tableware. Both levels lead to terraces and courtyards with beautiful views over the traditional settlement of Apollonia and towards the bay of Kamares.

On the terrace, there is a table made out of an old oriental wooden door. In the second courtyard, a large stone table placed on the old threshing floor invites the guests to a relaxing dinner with a view of the sunset.

Can accommodate up to 4 people

Peristeronas (Dovecote)

The dovecote, which in the past was a key building in many properties in the Cyclades islands, was renovated and turned into a 60 sq.m. residence which can accommodate up to 5 people, on three levels and is fully equipped.


The wooden windows, the traditional ceiling made of chestnut wood and the tiled floor create a picturesque atmosphere of the lodge, which is equipped with all the comforts.

Around Peristerona are open courtyards with pebbled floors created with art and skill. Built-in sofas and friendly sitting areas welcome guests for reading, relaxing or dining. Plants of the local flora, enrich with their aroma the enjoyment of the magnificent view.

Can accommodate up to 5 people 

The twins

Among vines, myrtles and olive trees, , a relaxing environment world was created, with stone tables and fountains, small sitting corners and wide vistas.

Two residences, totaling 92 sq.m., which were once part of an old estate, are surrounded by terraces and courtyards with fascinating views of the bay of  Kamares and the traditional village of Apollonia.

The houses are on two levels and are connected with an internal staircase. Each house is fully equipped (bedroom, kitchen, bathroom) and can be used either independently or in tandem as a single house.

Both of them can accommodate 4 people in 2 double beds. In addition, in each residence there is the possibility of accommodating one more person on the sofa located in the dining area.

Ostria can accommodate up to 3 people

Zephyrus can accommodate up to 3 people

Sifnos

Island’s Location

Sifnos is part of the Cyclades islands. It’s one of the most beautiful islands found in the Aegean Sea. The distance from Piraeus port in Athens to the island is 84 nautical miles. Transportation is by ferry boat (5.30 hours) or high-speed ferry (3.15 hours). Between the months of April and October, the services are frequent and on a daily basis.

History

During antiquity, Sifnos was known under the name of Meropi. It was the wealthiest island of the Cyclades and was inhabited by the Iones. In Delphi, one can currently find the treasures of the Sifnians that are only a sample of the island’s wealth. As a member of the Athenian Alliance, Sifnos aided the Athenians during the war against the Persians. During the Franks rule in the Aegean, Sifnos came under the occupation of several families. In 1573, the Turks took over occupancy from the Venetians, but the island was still allowed many privileges.

Poets, important names of the Greek intelligentsia, playwrights, renowned jurists/legists and Constantinople’s Patriarch Gregorios the 7th, were born in Sifnos. Other famous personalities born on the island include the great doctor of antiquity Difilos, during the 3rd century and during the 19th century, the famous cook Nikolaos Tselementes, a man who was influenced and who himself influenced the well-known and interesting to our days, Sifnian cuisine.