Located in the Cyclades island group, Sikinos is one of the quieter Greek islands. With a population of just over 200 people, Sikinos doesn’t attract huge groups of visitors, and its rural setting has remained relatively unaffected by overtourism. However, one highlight of a visit to this island is the Sikinos ferry tradition.
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Ferries depart from Athens and Santorini, traveling to Sikinos. Whenever ferries depart, crowds gather at the dock to wave and cheer goodbye. Ferry passengers will probably spot a throng of children gathered at the edge of the dock in their swimsuits. Once the ferry has pulled away from the dock, the kids jump, dive, and cannonball into the churning waters, sending up echoes of laughter behind them.