You can start the virtual stroll at the place of your choice by selecting a key location from the list below.
A nice church view
Climbing a few steps, you will have a beautiful view of the church of Agios Andreas with an Aegean Sea background. Do not botch the photo!
Around the church
Go around the church, climb some stairs and you will have a very nice view of the whole site.
Church of Agios Andreas (1)
Passing under the steeple, you arrive on an esplanade with panoramic view and you can go around the church. To visit the place of worship, enter through the door on the left, which usually is not locked.
Church of Agios Andreas (2)
The church of Agios Andreas is very simple, without overload of gold and icons, and very bright. It invites you to sit down for a meditative break.
Entrance & Museum
Our stroll starts at the beginning of the path that climbs to the archaeological site, just after the entrance and the museum (which we were not allowed to shoot). There is a parking below, a hundred meters away.
Mycenaean Acropolis (1)
Take the time to read the didactic board just after the entrance to the archaeological site, you will find a presentation text in English, and 2D and 3D plans showing the acropolis as it was probably standing during historical times.
Mycenaean Acropolis (2)
In hot weather, bring water and a hat. There is no sale of beverages on the site and it is forbidden to leave the trail to enjoy the shade of the trees you see nearby.
Mycenaean Acropolis (3)
We recommend of course to discover Agios Andreas during springtime, when millions of flowers invade the entire archaeological site!
Mycenaean Acropolis (4)
The small path starting here to right leads to the church, which is worth visiting not only for its beauty but also for the panoramic views it offers from its esplanades.
Mycenaean Acropolis (5)
We are almost at the end of the stroll through the archaeological site. Going left, you will arrive just behind the outer wall. On the right, you will discover superb panoramic views of the whole site, the island and the Aegean.
Mycenaean Acropolis (6)
The path ends here, just behind the acropolis wall. Do not go further, it's dangerous and the supervisors of the archaeological site keep an eye on you...
Panoramic view (1)
On the small esplanade of the church awaits you a superb panoramic view on the east of the island. We distinguish north Apollonia and Kastro and, opposite, Chrysopigi in the far distance.
Panoramic view (2)
Discovering the panorama, you realize that even if the Bronze Age is not your cup of tea, the trip to Agios Andreas is a must for any stay in Sifnos!
Panoramic view (3)
An impressive view of the site, the villages and the Aegean, even if the 24 million pixels of our panorama do not really do it justice... Go and discover it with your own eyes!
Path to church
Before strolling around the church, do not miss to admire the panoramic view unveiled from the small esplanade on its right!
Path to Mycenaean Acropolis (1)
The access path goes up to the archeological site, getting around it and gradually revealing the view of the sea. During springtime, everything is covered with flowers and the bees are very busy.
Path to Mycenaean Acropolis (2)
The view of the sea becomes more and more spectacular and on our left we distinguish better and better the impressive enclosure wall.
Path to Mycenaean Acropolis (3)
We pass in front of the 2nd entrance of the site, not always open, at the top of the path starting from the Apollonia-Vathi road located below (beware, it climbs strongly). On the left, we can take a dead end path that runs along the outer wall.
Path to Mycenaean Acropolis (4)
The trail makes a hairpin bend and we arrive at the archaeological site. Behind the trees we distinguish the beautiful church that gave its name to the site. The real name, Mycenaean, has obviously been lost over the centuries!
The outer wall (1)
The enclosure wall was built during the 13th century BC. More than 3 millennia later, it is still standing... and rather impressive!
The outer wall (2)
The Mycenaean civilization is still mysterious, despite documents in linear B deciphered since 1952. Its collapse gave way to obscure times and, a few centuries later, the Greeks of the Archaic period as Hesiod and Homer did not know much about it.
The outer wall (3)
Even if the old stones do not fascinate you, you will appreciate the walk because the landscape of the surroundings is really magnificent!
The outer wall (4)
The path ends here, with a beautiful view of Apollonia. A trail continues along the wall but unfortunately there is no access to the archaeological site by this side. Let's go back!
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