Left the comfort of the hotel for the main port of Athens - had several hours to kill, ate some lunch, sweated a lot, people-watched...then caught the speed ferry to Sifnos. No worries and the 3hr ride flew by - very smooth. Rolled off the ferry with all the cars and scooters, nabbed a room for the night in Platys Gialos which we got to by catching the (hourly) bus.
Stelios, a Greek Yorkshireman from Leeds met us off the bus - he and his wife and family made us feel most welcome and the place was lovely - a traditional white building with terrace 5 mins walk from the beach. Also, their insider knowledge came in handy about where to eat - had some lovely moussaka and chicken kebab the first night at a restaurant on the beach.