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In the past Platis Gialos was (as other coastal villages) one of the biggest potters settlement. Today you can admire the variety of Sifnos ceramics while having a walk in the potteries by the sea.
Platis Gialos is the biggest and perhaps the most cosmopolitan beach of Sifnos which is rewarded also in 2007 for fifth year with the blue flag. Its sandy beach is extended from the north until the southern side of the bay and is one of the biggest in Cyclades. In the beautiful beach bars depending on your mood you can relax drinkingcoffee or have fun with loud music and cocktails.
Opposite from the village, you will see the unique islet that constitutes also integral piece of Sifnos. Kitriani. The unique evidence of human activity in the island is the church of Virgin Mary of Ktriani which is the most ancient ecclesiastical monument on Sifnos. The initial name of the church was Virgin Mary of Kipriani, because it is built by Cypriote. Today it has prevailed as Virgin Mary of Kitriani. Even if it is difficult to access it, it is really worth visiting. Going to Platis Gialos, do not omit to visit the monastery ‘Panagia tou Vounou’ following the relative sign. Built in the edge of the mountain it is one of the most beautiful and well known monasteries on Sifnos. The beautiful view of Platis Gialos and Kitriani will fascinate you.