5 = Superb! Best we visited. Worth going far out of our way to swim there again
4 = Very good. We would go out of our way to swim there again
3 = Good. We would choose it for swimming among other beaches if we were in the area
2 = Average. We could go for swimming again if we happened to be in the area
1 = Just OK. The beach was fine for swimming and sunbathing one time
0 = Disappointing. We will not return to this beach
Note that these are our simple (and unscientific) observations based on our subjective experience during our visit
Because the hotel blocks direct access to the beach, you have to park kind of far on the main road and then walk down a dirt road that brings you to a narro part of the beach not really suitable for swimming. A short walk to the left, through a very narrow beach (sometimes you have to walk in water) will bring you to the nice part in front of the hotel.
Excellent village resort. The best place to eat is Manoli’s, right on the beach. Located on the way to the swimming beach in front of Ellie’s Resort Hotel. Excellent food, including traditional chickpea dish cooked on Sundays. Most of the vegetables served are from their own garden, behind the restaurant. Also check out the bakery and coffee shop next door, run by the same family. The sea around Sifnos is cold, but at Vathi is a little warmer because of being shallower and exposed to the sun for longer in the day, being on the west side of the island.
5 = the sea water was some the best for swimming. We would go way out of our
way to swim there again
4 = sea water was excellent and inviting for swimming. We would go out of our way to swim there again
3 = very nice and clean sea. We would go swimming there again if we were in the area
2 = nice sea, we had a nice swim but we did not notice anything special about the water
1 = the sea water was not very inviting at the time we visited. We did more sunbathing than swimming
0 = the water did not seem suitable for swimming
Note that these are our simple (and unscientific) observations based on our subjective experience during our visit. We enjoy the water when it is crystal clear, and cool instead of warm. We don' like visible floating particles of any kind or algae settled on the beach.