The town is built amphitheatrically on a hill as seen in many islands of the Cyclades, and features traditional windmills at its highest point. Its people are very warm and friendly, going out of their way to make visitors feel at home. Sikinos is also a hikers’ paradise (see hiking section).
Environmentally, Sikinos was designated early on as a ‘biotope of European importance’. With the mountain peak of Troulos towering above the island at 600 meters, Sikinos is on the dry side but still manages to host unusual flora protected under the Natura 2000 network, particularly in the southern part of the island. Nearby, the rocky islets of Adelfia, Kalogeroi and Kardiotissa are labelled as ‘regions of particular beauty’, in addition to being poart of Natura 2000.