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At the Cycladic landscape civilization flourished through the daily routine, the celebrations, the religious festivals, the whitewashing of the house taking care of the cobbled lanes, the maintenance of the dry stone walls in the fields, the wise cultivation of the land, the creation of works of art for clay, the picking of the olives, the meeting with the saltiness of the sea.

The houses harmoniously woven knitted with the natural landscape even today emphasize the need for the respect of the civilization with which they harmoniously boarded with the passing of the centuries.

Here, in Sifnos island, one still can find routes lined with stones, forests with cedar-trees and oak-trees, lentisk and olives groves, sand hills and sea plants (like little lilies) which are threatened with extinction from the Mediterranean coasts. Today we are invited to pass into a future which is much friendlier towards civilizations and the environments which were both created and respected by previous generations.

A few words on Kastro

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Kastro used to be the ancient capital of Sifnos (up to 1836) and it is one of the most important traditional villages of the island. The basic characteristic of its architecture is the existence of a perimetric wall, which in many cases is formed by the houses that are situated at the external perimeter of the village.

It is worth wandering around its alleys to experience some of the old nobility of the ancient capital. Narrow streets, narrow-facade houses, "loggias" (old entrances of the village), ancient columns integrated into the residential complex, while here and there, you will find hidden small shops and restaurants.

Take a walk on the paved ring path and enjoy the view of the Aegean Sea and of the small church of the 7 Martyrs, which is built on its rock. And if you feel adventurous, it is worth going down to visit the small church, where the colours of the rocks and of the sea are really fascinating.

Under the hill of Kastro, there is the picturesque port and the small beach of Seralia. Here you will find restaurants, where you can taste fresh seafood by the sea.

In Kastro there is an archaeological museum, which is open everyday (except Monday). At the entrance of the village there is also the old primary school, which houses various exhibitions during the summer months.