A typical Cyclades island, ideal for relaxed vacations.
Serifos is situated between Kythnos and Sifnos, and its traditional island features have remained unaltered thanks to a moderate tourism growth.
The capital town of Serifos resembles a fortress and has been built in an amphitheatrical formation on a hillside overlooking the bay and Livadi, in order to be able to repel the pirates who raided the area up to the 17th century. It is the most beautiful and picturesque village of the island. Little white houses, with very small rooms, dotting the top of the hill, create a very charming picture.
What to see
Promenade in Chora
In Piatsa, a picturesque marble-laid square in the heart of the town, where the Town Hall (1907) is also located.
To the Archaeological Collection, where antiquities of the Late Hellenistic and Roman periods are exhibited.
To the Folk Art Museum, in Kato Chora.
To the Venetian castle’s ruins on the hilltop.
To the church of Christos (Christ) and the chapel of Agia Sofia, at the Castle.
To the remarkable post-Byzantine churches of Agios [Saint] Athanasios (Metropolitan church), Evangelismos (Annunciation), Agios Eleftherios and Agios Konstantinos.
To the renovated windmills.
In Paspari - a fountain decorated with arches.
To Agios [Saint] Sostis coastal village and the small church of said saint, and to Lias Bay, 6.5 km E.
To Agios Ioannis coastal village and the small church dedicated to said saint, situated 8 km NE.
Trips around the island
Livadi, from Chora: 4.5 km SE.
Panagia, from Chora: 6 km NW.
Moni Taxiarchon, from Chora: 9.5 km N.
Megalo Livadi, from Chora: 10.5 km SW.
The coastal village of Koutalas is built in an area with a wonderful natural environment and beaches.