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Welcome to your life in Sifnos

There are few places in the world where you just have to keep coming back

SifnosArt Vacationing in Greece is an old and sometimes tired concept for holidaymakers all around the world. The sea, the islands, the sun and the sandy beaches, the Greek salad, the wild nightlife are instant references for anyone considering Greece for their annual getaway. Is that all? Is that enough for the visitor that likes to consider oneself a traveler? Possibly, no. For Greece has still well kept secrets and unknown universes for travelers to discover… Sifnos is an island of 72 square km in the western Cyclades. The moment you arrive on the island, the magic of the place lightly and gently settles over you. It does not take long to decipher this unbelievable feeling – its graceful beauty engulfs you in the first moments. A well watered and fertile island with easy slopes is guarded by steep cliffs, broken by only a few deep-cut bays. An intense feeling that you are in a place that will love you and take care of you… No matter what you bring with you, no matter who you are…

It will not take long to feel balanced – it may be a walk on one of the paths that will reveal a surprising view; or a swim in a little, lonesome bay; or a dinner with delicious, simple, fresh food digging your toes in the warm sand; or dancing in a festival in the yard of a monastery. It doesn’t matter where or when it will happen, but it will happen; you will feel at one with yourself and your surroundings, sure that everything is going to be alright after all. Sifnos expresses in a unique way the values of the core of the Greek philosophy that centers on man and human scale – a timeless art of living. Nothing is too big, nothing is too far, nothing is too rugged or too mellow, nothing is too much. Everything feels just right. How relaxing and healing can that be? There are few places in the world where you just have to keep coming back. Sifnos is definitely one of them. An island of unparallel elegance, offering high quality amenities and services embedded in an authentic environment of perennial character and rich tradition.

Welcome to Sifnos Art. An art of living.

The art of exploration 200 klm of trekking routes overlooking unforgettable panoramas

It may come as a surprise, but Sifnos is a walker’s island. Actually, it is often said that walking is the best way to experience the island. The terrain is mountainous and provides quite a number of more or less challenging paths. Take the paths that islanders have used for centuries and let yourself be blown away by the unforgettable views that wait you around every curve. Almost all of the main paths are well waymarked with a combination of paint, cairns and some signposts.

The art of spirituality 365 white washed churches scattered all over the island The white churches and monasteries, perched on almost unreachable rocks and peaks, are beautiful expressions of the local architecture. Their curved porches and arches, the bell towers and the stairs seemingly leading nowhere, making them look like sculptures against the blue background of the sea, the beautiful screens inside, their friendly courtyards, the feeling they exude make a visit (or numerous ones) worthwhile.

The art of thankfulness Over 50 festivals in church yards honouring the joy of life A centuries old tradition of the island are the festivals or “panigiria” organised on the eve of the day a saint is celebrated. They attract crowds of cheerful islanders not only chanting and praying, but cooking, eating, and drinking,

feasting long into the night outside in the whitewashed forecourts of the churches. A “panigiri” is an experience you should not miss – a special blending of a religious and social event you will always carry in your heart.

An untouched island offering high quality amenities and services embedded in an authentic environment of strong character and rich tradition.

The art of creation Sixteen pottery workshops carrying on a thousand year tradition Pottery on Sifnos dates back to 3000 BC – a true heritage that still survives to our days. The rich deposits of clay, the abounding water and the strong sun provided the raw materials, while the skillfulness of the potters ensured the production of a series of utensils used throughout the centuries. Today, you can visit the workshops, take pottery lessons, buy cute artifacts – a piece of Sifnos always on your shelves back home.

The art of doing nothing More than 10 sandy beaches around the island with crystal clear waters Swimming in Sifnos is an experience you will always cherish. The island is surrounded by crystal clear waters that take all the shades of blue imaginable – from turquoise to deep blue, the fresh water is a real treat for anyone who loves to swim. The beaches with their tavernas serving fresh fish and lots of local delicacies will be your home for most of the day. The tamarisk trees will offer their welcome shade when the sun is high and the breeze will lullaby you to perfect oblivion.

The art of feasting Traditional dishes tantalising the palate and whetting the appetite The basic ingredients of your gastronomic experience in Sifnos are simplicity, freshness and deliciousness. “Revithada”, the famous chickpea soup served in every festival, chickpea balls with garlic, fresh grilled or fried fish,

meat cooked in the mastelo (a utensil made of potter’s clay), the local cheese and their macarons are only few of the delicacies you will experience. Brace up yourself for food marathons!

The art of relaxation Stylish hotels and villas with high quality services promising an unforgettable stay The warmth and hospitality of Sifnos is to be experienced at great scale in your private space as well. Stylish hotels and villas will welcome you and offer you high quality services. Here the norm is not huge, impersonal hotels,

but small establishments that will make you feel at home, but also pampered and relaxed, with nothing to care about. Verina Suites, Verina Astra and Verina Villa with their stylish and charming atmosphere will cater your every need and wish.

Verina Suites - Platys Gialos The cosmopolitan option Set amidst ancient olive trees and with the sea just a few steps away, Verina Suites at Platys Gialos is an exclusive complex comprised of 4 apartments and 2 separate suites. The inspired local architectural style, combined with the highest standards in terms of luxury, design and quality, create an elegant, relaxing, minimalistic ambiance. The rooms will impress you with their aesthetics - earth tones blend with whites, while the marble details and built-in furniture create a sense of indulgence. The classy accessories only complement the stylish effect. In reality, you may enjoy a whole day without ever leaving the premises. The day starts in the indoor or outdoor breakfast lounge with fresh local delicacies. The lounge area around the swimming pool with the Jacuzzi offers a space to relax, sipping the best cocktails under the sun. But if you wish for an animated change of pace, Platys Gialos is the largest and most cosmopolitan beach of the island. The taverns, coffee shops and beach bars all along the beach will provide a pleasant alternative. An ideal offer for any holidaymakers – couples, families, friends will enjoy their Sifnos experience to the maximum.

Accommodation & facilities The complex consists of 4 separate buildings that offer three different accommodation options:

Maisonettes: Each maisonette apartment is comprised of two bedrooms with en suite bathroom (one in each floor), a small living room, a kitchenette in the ground floor and two large verandas. Superior suite: Every suite consists of one bedroom with en suite bathroom, a living area, a kitchenette and a large veranda. Standard suite: Every suite consists of one bedroom with en suite bathroom, a small living room, a kitchenette and a large veranda. Facilities: Air conditioning, telephone, satellite TV, CD player, safe box, hairdryer, mini fridge, coffee machine, internet access Maximum capacity: 30 people Restaurants, shops, bus stop located around the complex.

Verina Astra – Poulati The tranquil option Sprawling on the side of a steep hill with nothing between you and the endless Aegean blue, Astra leaves you speechless and transcendent. The ancient hill town of Kastro with its little acropolis and fortified walls is the first thing that will catch your eye. But if you look further to the horizon, the impressive panoramic view will take your breath away, especially at night when the stars are lit and you feel like every corner was designed to invite you to infinite star gazing. It is no wonder that this stunning complex has taken its name from the Greek word for stars – Astra – and each suite is named after a constellation. The 7 luxurious, spacious suites are built with breathtaking views to be enjoyed from equally spacious private terraces equipped with large tables and deck chairs, their style fully blending in with the natural beauty of the landscape. The complex consists of 7 separate buildings, creating an atmosphere of small independent villas, surrounded by beautiful gardens. An open lounge area with this same unbelievable view provides the perfect spot to enjoy a cocktail in the evening marvelling at the colours of the sunset. Or enjoy your breakfast, which is a real experience, either you take in the lounge area or in your room. Prepared with local produce and with emphasis on local delicacies, this breakfast is a godsend you will never forget: home made cookies and jams, pancakes with honey, omelettes prepared with free range eggs – a real treat that will spoil you for ever! Located at Poulati, Verina Astra is serene and quiet and away-from-it-all, but also very close to Apollonia, the island capital – if you like some more action, that is…

Accommodation & facilities Suites: Every suite is comprised of a bedroom with one double bed and en suite bathroom, a spacious living room with one sofa bed, a kitchenette. Double Rooms: Every room is comprised of a bedroom with one double bed and en suite bathroom and a kitchenette. Facilities: Air conditioning, TV, internet access, CD player, safe box, hairdryer, coffee machine, mini fridge. Restaurants, shops, bus stop located within 1 km.

Maximum capacity: 18 people

Verina Villa - Vathi The exclusive option Lying languorously on its own grounds directly on the beach at Vathi, with its own swimming pool, tennis court, hamam, gym and playground, Verina Villa is the jewel on the crown of your choices. The villa is built to luxurious standards, according to the long established architecture of Sifnos. All rooms are white washed with works of art providing unexpected flashes of colour. The attention to detail is really intriguing. The elegant interior and outdoor areas provide a unique relaxation environment. This is the most exclusive option, perfect for a group of people who know each other, possibly friends or family. They will share some areas but retain their privacy in this fabulously designed and decorated villa. And, not to forget, Vathi is one of the most picturesque beaches of Sifnos and offers numerous opportunities for extra fun a few steps away: restaurants, coffee shops, shops, etc.

Accommodation & facilities The villa is comprised of 3 separate buildings offering a wide variety of choices:

Building A Level 1: One master bedroom with en suite bathroom, living room and private veranda Ground floor: Living and dining room, fully equipped open plan kitchen Underground level: TV room, gym, hamam, bathroom

Building B Level 1: One master bedroom with en suite bathroom, living room and private veranda. Two private dressing rooms. Two bathrooms. Ground floor: Two double bedrooms with extra sofa-bed, en suite bathrooms and private entrance. Underground level: Living room and fully equipped open plan kitchen. Laundry room. Staff bedrooms.

Building C Ground floor: Two double bedrooms with extra sofabed, en suite bathrooms and private entrance. Underground floor: Two double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. The two areas are connected.

Facilities: In every room: Air conditioning, WiFi access to internet, TV set (3 satellite connections available), CD player, hairdryer, safe box. In the complex: Air conditioning in all areas, one master TV room, WiFi access to internet, iPod stands in all rooms, fully equipped gym, hamam, tennis court, private parking area, swimming pool filled with sea water, outdoor lounge area and dining room, playground, sea sports equipment (2 canoes, one 3-seat kayak, 2 surf boards, snorkeling equipment for 5 people). In the area: A small yacht dock at 300 m. Services: Staff of 5 including a chef, daily maid service, laundry and dry cleaning, Maximum capacity: 16 people

Verina activities

The art of carefree living Boat trips to tiny islands with spectacular beaches Your own private island hopping can be arranged at the hotel reception. A private boat will take you in less than an hour to one of the neighbouring islands: Serifos, Paros, Milos; or you may want to discover the spectacular beaches of the tiny island of Polyaigos; or you may want to visit a hidden bay with a white monastery right next to the sea. Whatever you wish, we are ready to sail away!

The art of serenity Yoga classes in open air terraces, under the olive trees A summer-long seminar of Iyengar Yoga, open to all, is the right thing to do for perfect health, inimitable relaxation and unique anti-aging effect. You will meet under the olive trees, and every move, every pose will bring you to face the infinite blue of sky and sea. Let nature envelop

you; take you away with the sounds of the flowing wind and the heady smells. The teachers are all certified Iyengar Yoga instructors. No props needed, we have it all covered. Morning & evening classes every day.

The art of celebration A beautiful setting to celebrate life at its glory The elegant environment of the Verina complexes and Villa Mima is the perfect setting for any special moment that deserves to be celebrated – weddings, anniversaries, special occasions. With Sifnos’ unique landscape as the backdrop and the high quality catering and accommodation services we can provide, your special day will become a fond memory for you and your guests.

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