in sifnos: church of the seven martyrs

I couldn’t take my eyes off this little chapel.  It definitely had something to do with its location.  It sat lonely on the edge of a rocky peninsula, built on a rock and surrounded by the gorgeous blue of the Greek sea.  I looked at it from high above as I neared the ancient hilltop village of Castro on Sifnos Island.  The scene was just magical as the sun began to set.

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This church, the Church of the Seven Martyrs is built in traditional Cycladic Island style –  painted simple white with a round, blue dome. The Cycladics are full of beautiful and simple little churches but this one is definitely one of the most picturesque and the most photographed.  If you visit Sifnos, head to Castro around sunset as the views walking up to this beautiful village will be worth it.



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