At the end of a six-hour ferry ride from the port of Piraeus, the Greek island of Sifnos rises majestically from the Aegean Sea. Here, one discovers a dry, rugged land that is home to approximately 2000 permanent residents and a unique culture that has evolved over 5000 years.
The entire 74 square km island is crisscrossed with flagstone paths of slate and marble that wind through towns, across terraced hillsides, through small fertile valleys filled with olive groves, to coastal inlets and to remote churches and monasteries - in fact, everywhere on the island. The buildings exemplify typical cycladic architecture that harmonizes with the natural environment; whitewashed cube-shaped village houses, flagstone lanes and courtyards, and churches with elaborate bell towers and blue or white domes.
The people are open, confident, industrious, and extremely proud of their island. Despite struggles with limited space, a hilly, rocky terrain, a harsh climate, and an often turbulent 5000-year history, Sifnians, past and present, have persevered and created a harmonious oasis in the middle of the Aegean Sea. The images in this collection provide a glimpse into what makes Sifnos “Sifnos”.
This series of photographs was taken in 2008.
Images from the series (click to view): Ferry Leaving
, Kastro at Night
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