Sifnos has a variety of natural areas of special ecological importance placed under national and international protection. Areas that belong to the Network Natura 2000, sites of exceptional natural beauty, wildlife shelters are of particular importance. The destination also offers a rich cultural heritage. Mild tourism development is high on the agenda of Municipality of Sifnos. In the coming years, the Sifnos Island aims to become one of the most important locations in Cyclades on the field of sustainable and responsible tourism based upon its biodiversity, nature, culture  and gastronomy, offering an unique list of alternative activities like hiking, sailing and bird watching,.