Sifnos is a small rocky island but pretty fertile· and it produces several agricultural products and handicrafts for which it is quite known: savory honey, various types of cheese, figs, traditional sweets and hand woven textiles. But above all, Sifnos is famous for its pottery, a traditional activity with products exported all over the Aegean Sea.
The cute scenic settlement of Faros is situated at a distance of 7 kilometers southeastern to Apollonia, at the inner part of a cove, well protected from the northern winds. The settlement owes its name to the big lighthouse standing at the entrance of the cove, just beside the monastery of Stavros. This nice village of fishermen offers some accommodation facilities, good food at the fish taverns by the seaside and some shops for the necessary provisions. For swimming you may go to three nice and scenic beaches, successive to one another.