Sikinos (Introduction): The quiet island of Sikinos is situated between Ios and Milos, with a total area of 42 square kilometers and a population of only 300 inhabitants. Sikinos retains all of its island character with traditional small houses and picturesque nature away from the crowds. Its landscape is dry, very similar to the island of Folegandros. The visitor can find here some hotels, room to let, tavernas and cafeterias. Sikinos was named after the son of Thoanda, who was the king of Limnos. The town is divided into two villages, namely Kastro, which is the largest, and Chora with a trail of windmills. The sandy and pebbled beaches , (such as Agios Georgios, Alopronia and Spilia), are ideal for swimming in the crystal clear waters of the sea. In the caves and steep beaches live the wild pigeons of the Aegean, as well as the Mediterranean seal. For this reason, the ecosystem of the island is under protection. Sikinos includes the uninhabited island of Kardiotissa, (also known as Lagousa), and other uninhabited islets.