BOOKING YOUR TRIP
When you have parents like Brian and Tessa Pillemer, you need to be prepared for everything and anything before you propose a destination wedding. Therefore, we have partnered with a fantastic travel company in Greece (based in Sifnos) who can handle all your travel needs. We strongly recommend you take the stress out of booking your trip and let Mara at Miles Away Travel handle everything for you. Firstly, she’s looking after the entire wedding party and has all the information you need. Secondly, she can handle all aspects of your travel booking and arrangements and has access to discounted rates on all accommodation, car rental, ferry tickets, transfers, etc.
So for any questions, information and to book in your accommodation, tickets and more, (including for plans pre or post Sifnos) please contact Mara at Miles Away Travel;
T: +30 22840 71373
M: +30 6977 663303
getting to sifnos
Since Sifnos does not have an airport, the best way to get there is by boat (2.30-3hrs). We recommend you choose one of the following options:
Option 1: Fly to Athens and take ferry to Sifnos
Option 2: Fly to Santorini and take ferry to Sifnos
ARRIVING VIA ATHENS
You can get a direct flight to Athens from many destinations.
To get to the Port Piraeus you can get a taxi from Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport. The port is also accessible from the airport via train and a regular express bus service.
There are four daily ferry services from Piraeus port to Sifnos and the trip lasts between 2h 30min – 3h.
Mara and Miles Away Travel will book your ferry ticket however if you choose to ignore our advice, you can buy your ferry ticket directly from any of the travel agencies that are located around the port (note: they can sell out during busy periods).
ARRIVING VIA SANTORINI
If you wish to skip Athens and start your holiday in the Aegean islands, there are international flights to Santorini from several European cities.
Santorini is well-connected to Sifnos with two daily ferry services: Highspeed 6 (company Hellenic Seaways) 2h 30min and Paros Jet (company Sea Jets) 3h 30min.
We strongly recommend to pre-book your ferry tickets online from Mara at Miles Away Travel.
staying in sifnos
Sifnos has various areas to both stay and explore, and a range of accommodation to suit a range of budgets.
We suggest that you choose to stay in the area of Platis Gialos. Platis Gialos is the hub for tourists with plenty of restaurants, cafes, bars and entertainment to enjoy, alongside a picturesque beach. It is where the bridal party will be staying, with close access to all rehearsal, wedding and beach day venues.
Mara and Miles Away Travel can provide you with discounted accommodation for all hotels on Sifnos. Recommended accommodation in Platis Gialos:
Verina Hotels: verinahotelsifnos.com
Platis Gialos Hotel: www.platys-gialos.gr
Alexandros Hotel: www.alexandros-hotel-sifnos.com
Selana Suites: http://www.selanasuites.com
There are also a number of Villas available which Mara and Miles Away Travel can recommend.
Airbnb is also an option with plenty of accommodation available: https://www.airbnb.com/s/Sifnos--840-03--Greece
There are beautiful areas to stay outside of Platis Gialos, however please be aware of the travel distance before booking. Recommended accommodation outside of Platis Gialos:
Verina Astra: https://verinahotelsifnos.com/accomodation/verina-astra/ (20 minute drive to Platis Gialos and wedding venue)
Elies Resort Vathi: http://www.eliesresorts.com/ (27 minute drive to Platis Gialos and wedding venue)