The beaches of Sikinos are to be found in small coves, in protected bays, at the feet of rocky cliffs, at the mouths of small gorges. They are small and most of them are secluded and wild. Alopronia, Agios Georgios and Dialiskari can be accessed by car. For the rest you either take the caique or you walk.
Marred by development? There is a tendency in Cyclades to construct useless and harmful roads leading to the most secluded and unspoiled spots, thus sacrificing both the magic of the landscape and the delicate flora and fauna of the place. This is NOT the case in Sikinos.
Visitors should help and encourage locals to protect their island by not demanding facilities that alter, and eventually destroy, the so far unspoilt natural environment of Sikinos.
Agios Georgios: Beach with thick sand, fine pebbles, shadow from few tamarix trees and a small pier. It is famous due to the new road that opened up to there. There is a tavern. The rocky islet off the beach is called Avolada.
Alopronia: The most crowded beach of Sikinos alongside the port.
Agios Panteleimon: Small sandy beach with green-azure waters accessible through a path on the S of Alopronia, or by boat. A rock panel from side to side offers great shadow.
Agios Ioannis: Untrodden small beach with pebbles and clear waters below the homonymous country church. Its bight, enclosed and windless, is ideal for mooring small boats off shore. The path towards Agios Ioannis is rough.
Dialiskari: It is accessed through a dirt road and it has sand and fine pebbles, transparent waters, natural shadow from tamarix trees and a few umbrellas.
Santorineika: It owes its name to the caiques of Santorini which used to moor here in the past in order to load agricultural products and building materials from Sikinos. It has two small bays with sand, pebbles and turquoise waters.
Maltas: Light-colour sandy beach and pebbles which are washed by turquoise waters. 2-3 boats can moor on the small pier of Malta. Beware of the shoals on the right of the bight.
Karras: Pebbled seashore near the southernmost edge of the island, surrounded by rocks and small caves.