SIKINOS ISLAND - CYCLADES
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Sikinos, the neighboring island to Serifos, has a population of 300 and got its name from the king of Limnos. It once called Inoi as well. Many nations have passed through the island such as the Athenians, the Macedonians, the Ptolemei and the Romans. During the Byzantine Era it coalesced with the Duke of Naxo and later on it was taken over by the Turks and Russians and then again by the Turks until it was freed in 1821 together with the rest of the Cyclades. While on the island it is worth paying a visit tot the ruins of the ancient settlement of Sikino as well as the Black Cave, the Folklore Museum, the Monastery of Zoodoho Pigi, the all-white church of Pantanassa and the temple of the Assumption, which is built on the foundations of the ancient temple of Apollo. If swimming is what you desire you will find many beautiful beaches that you can tour by boat until you find the one you like best. The island has some bars, cafes and taverns that operate and most of them can be found in the main town of the island, where you can chat with the locals who are very friendly and hospitable. However a big festival is held on the 15th of August in honor of the Virgin Mary. Here are frequent buses that take you from the port to the main town. To get to the island you either catch a ferry from Piraeus or Flying Dolphins from Piraeus and Thessaloniki.