In 2015, the Municipality of Sifnos has asked us to update the trails network of the island. During our first visits, we did realise that the previous way-marking attempts were not uniform, and there were a lot of missing marks. In addition, many routes would start from rather unknown places, thus making it difficult to find the trailhead. Finally, very little had been done for the promotion of the trails in Greece and abroad.
Our first objective was to harmonise the way-marking. At first, we removed all previous signs, cleared some parts of the trails and re-designed some of the routes so that the start from inside the villages. After that, we implemented the new way-marks (red and white stripes). We also used wooden poles with inscriptions pointing to places and informing about the walking times and the distances. In central places, we did install large signs with the map of the island and all the routes. By soon we will also install trailhead information signs. The new trails network of Sifnos has now 19 trails (10 main and 9 secondary) and a total length of 100km (compared to the 65km when we started working on it). All trails are interconnected except of trails 9 and 9A in the north of the island. The trails network of Sifnos is one of the richest in nature and culture of the Aegean, and it is absolutely worth walking it!
You can visit the website of the trails that we created: SIFNOS TRAILS