Holidays in Serifos island
Serifos, this charming island with its untouched beauty, belongs to the complex of West Cyclades and is lazily perched between Kythnos and Sifnos. The wild beauty of the barren landscape, the white houses with the colored doors and windows, the quaint churches, the traditional windmills and the sandy beaches compose an earthly paradise!
Capital of Serifos is the captivating Chora, which has managed to keep intact its traditional style and is rightly one of the most beautiful capitals of all Cyclades. The town is built on a steep rock, the top of which is crowned by the ruins of the Venetian castle. The traditional, whitewashed houses, the cobbled streets and the old windmills compose a picture of indescribable charm! Among other interesting sights do not miss visiting the Archaeological Museum, housed in the neoclassical building of the Town Hall, as well as the Folk Museum of Chora. During summer months, in the small, open-air theater of the Folklore Museum, interesting cultural events are held. You can climb to the top of the castle, where the small church of Agios Constantinos stands and enjoy from there the disarming views, especially during sunset time! In Chora, you will find traditional taverns, stylishly cafés and beautiful bars; some of which offer wonderful views.
Chora’s port; and the biggest port of the islands, is Livadi. There, the heart of Serifos nightlife beats. In Livadi, you will find beautiful taverns, restaurants and fashionable bars.
During your stay on the island of the mythical Perseus, it is worth visiting Megalo Livadi, where today remains of the mines stand. Spend some time gazing at the neoclassical building which houses the Headquarters of the mine company "Serifos-Spilialeza" as well as the Monument dedicated to the Miners. In this peaceful fishing village the loading-unloading ladder ore; one of the most important monuments of the Greek industrial archeology dominates. In the small beach of this settlement, you will find picturesque taverns where you can enjoy your meal.
Finish your journey in Serifos, with a visit to the mainland. There, you will see small villages lazily perched between steep cliffs and barren mountains. Among them, the villages of Panagià and Diàsela stand out.
If you love sightseeing, in Serifos you will find a remarkable network of paths, many of which will lead to stunning coves.
On Cyclops’ island, the picturesque settlements with the traditional Aegean architecture harmoniously blend with the bare hills, the tranquil coves and the sandy beaches, creating a fairytale setting!
Serifos has beautiful beaches; mostly sandy. The most popular is Psyli Ammos with wonderful turquoise waters. Although it is organized, it has also trees providing natural shade. Within walking distance from the harbor Livadakia and Avlomonas beaches unfold.
In eastern Serifos, you will find the amazing beach of Agios Sostis. There, a strip of sand separates the sea in the middle, joining the coast with a small cape on which the homonymous church stands. This way, two beaches are created, in a setting reminiscent of Kolona beach in Kythnos Island. Within walking distance from Agios Sostis, there is the beautiful and secluded beach Lià.
In northern Serifos, you will find the beach of Kentarhos, with turquoise waters and trees. On the same side of the island there is Platis Gialos, with two bays.
In the northwestern Serifos, the beautiful beach of Sikamia unfolds. On the southwest side of the island, in Megalo Livadi, you will find a sandy beach with shallow waters and trees where you can enjoy swimming, having as a backdrop the abandoned mines of Serifos.
In Southern Serifos there is the beach of Koutalà with pebbles and tamarisk trees, the beach of Gànema with blue waters, sand, pebbles and tamarisks and the beach of Vàgia with sand and pebbles. If you love seclusion, ideal quiet and remoted beaches are Kalo Ampeli, Malliàdiko and Kalógeros.
- The Folklore Museum of Serifos
- The mines in Mega Livadi and Koutalas
- Panagia Skopiani near the village Kentarhos
- Taxiarches Monastery in the village Galani
- Paspari source of water with arches
- The churches of St. Nicholas and St. John the Baptist, with remarkable wall paintings of the 17th century
- The White Tower, going from Mega Livadi to Chora
- Livadakia beach
- Avlomonas beach
- Ganema beach
- Ai Giannis beach
- Psili ammos beach
- Revithada (chickpea soup)
- Louza: a kind of pork pastrami
- Local cheese
- Marathotiganites (pancakes with fennel)
- Sundried tomatoes
Travelling by boat
You can reach Serifos by boat from the port of Piraeus with the ships of Aegean Speed Lines and Cyclades Ferries. It takes about 4.5 hours with a common boat or 2.5 hours with a high speed boat.
For more information on the ferry routes to Serifos visit the web sites of the companies:
Transfer within the Island
For your transportation on the island you can use the Intercity Buses (KTEL Bus of Serifos) as well as taxies.
During your stay in Serifo, you can be served for health issues:
Regional Clinic which is located in Chora, Tel: (+30) 22810 51202
Serifos Port Authority: (+30) 22810 51470
Police Station: (+30) 22810 51300
Regional Clinic: (+30) 22810 51202
Intercity Bus of Serifos: (+30) 22810 51320