Serifos: The wild beauty of the Cyclades.
Serifos has many picturesque spots. The classic Cycladic beauty is evident at every corner! Start from above, from the ruins of the Venetian castle at the top of the hill where Chora is built, to watch the sunset and enjoy a breathtaking view at the highest point, dominated by the small church of Agios Konstantinos.
Descending towards Chora, wander through its picturesque alleys and end up at the beautiful cobbled square of Agios Athanasios, the neoclassical town hall and the taverns with their colorful chairs and flower pots. Visit the archaeological and folklore museum.
An admittedly unusual experience you will have in Serifos is the visit to the central gallery of the mine in Megalo Livadi.
Among the old rails, abandoned wagons and dilapidated bridges you will get a taste of the conditions under which the miners of the island lived for many years.
The beaches of Serifos – which according to the locals exceed 70 – all stand out for their genuine beauty. Sandy or pebbly, golden from the light colored sand or colorful thanks to the mosaic of pebbles, they all have crystal clear waters: Psili Ammos, Agios Sostis, Ganema, Vagia, Sykamia are some of the best known beaches worth visiting. We’ll leave the rest to you to discover for yourself!
Serif. A Cycladic painting.
It may not be the most famous island of the Cyclades, but Serifos inherited from them their natural beauty, the bright Cycladic colors and the special island atmosphere of the Aegean, elements that endow the island with a positive energy, a necessary component of a travel experience , for which there is no equivalent. Serifos, in addition to the energy it possesses, generously gives its gifts to every visitor, through its wonderful beaches, its picturesque settlements and its interesting mythological and historical background, which give it an extremely charming physiognomy, ready to amaze everyone.
In Greek mythology, Serifos was associated with the life of the hero Perseus, who killed Medusa on the island and offered her head, as a wedding gift, to the king of the island, Polydectes.
Over the years, the presence of mines on the island and the exploitation of the precious ores of gold, silver and iron, which existed there in abundance, led Serifos to a period of great economic prosperity and brought many conquerors to its territory, leaving, each of them, their mark on the cultural culture of the island.
Especially in recent years, Serifos has seen remarkable tourist development, without, however, losing anything of its unique personality, the beauty of its seas and the atmosphere of its settlements. Although small in size, Serifos promises a great travel experience, which will make every visitor love it.
So, in Serifos, which literally looks like a painting on a white and blue background, come and discover, together, all those elements that make the island a generous travel destination and give birth to the greatest emotions and pleasures.
The Town of Serifos, inhabited since ancient times, claims the title as one of the most picturesque Towns of the Cyclades. Chora spreads amphitheatrically, on a hill above the island’s port and consists of two neighborhoods, Pano Chora and Kato Chora.
A point of reference, for every visitor, is the Castle, which dominates imposingly at the top of the hill, constituting a great work of fortress architecture, with its two entrances, its defensive defensive rings and the remains of the ancient Acropolis. Without any doubt, the view from the top of the Castle and the church of Agios Konstantinos, located there, is impressive and compensates all the senses. The sunset, from the same point, is divine and, rightly, considered one of the most beautiful in the Aegean, as a feast of colors paints the vast ocean.
At the same time, in the settlements of Pano and Kato Chora, a labyrinth of cobbled streets reveals small and picturesque squares, as well as buildings of refined architecture, which cause admiration with their elegance. The City Hall, the Metropolitan Church of Agios Athanasios and the Folklore Museum, among other buildings, are characteristic monuments of the Country, which steal the impressions.
Livadi is the port of Serifos and is located 5 km. southeast of Chora. With its excellent tourist infrastructure, the abundance of accommodation, its shops and its lively market, as well as its many options for dining and entertainment, Livadi acquires the character of a tourist resort, which satisfies every budget.