Holidays in Serifos

    Serifos is a beautiful island of Western Cyclades, in a short ferry ride from Athens. Not much developed in tourism, Serifos island has kept its traditional character and the virgin landscape. Chora is the most picturesque spot in Serifos Greece, constructed on the slopes of a mountain and with fabulous view to the Aegean Sea. The most tourist places are Livadi and Livadakia, while the island has crystal beaches all around its coastline. Ideal for families or romantic couples, many trekking paths also cross the island, providing interesting landscape to explore. Holidays in Serifos can be combined with other islands of Cyclades, such as Sifnos, Kythnos and Milos.

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    Travel guide to Serifos, Greece

    Serifos island distinguishes for the Cycladic architecture and the lovely beaches. Located only 2 hours by ferry from Athens, Serifos is a wonderful place with long history and relaxing beaches. As it is not open to mass tourism, this place keeps an authentic atmosphere. The main village is Chora, a picturesque settlement for walking around, especially in the evenings, when all tourists return from the beaches and head to Chora for a night out. Livadaki, Agios Sostis, Megalo Livadi and Ganema are among the most beautiful beaches in Serifos, some organized and others secluded.

    General information

    Have a look in our travel guide about Serifos, in Greece, and see villages, beaches and sights to visit there. Also check our photos, 360 pictures and maps to get a better understanding of this beautiful destination.

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    Hotels in Serifos Greece are mostly found around the port and at the nearby beach of Livadi, providing easy access to the limited tourist facilities on the island. Some rooms are also found in Chora. Accommodation there mainly consists of quiet, cozy studios, traditional apartments and rooms with simple facilities. Serifos holidays generally keep a relaxing style, away from large crowds.

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    Serifos beaches

    The island of Serifos is one of the Greek islands of the Aegean Sea and it belongs to the Cyclades islands group. This is a quiet and remote place with few relaxing things to do. The villages on Serifos island have traditional character. Built according to the famous Cycladic architecture with whitewashed houses, paved streets and windmills, they provide nice places for strolling around. Particularly Chora is among the most picturesque villages of Cyclades, located on the slopes of a hill and offering fabulous view to the Aegean Sea.

    With a coastline of 81 km long, Serifos island offers many beaches with crystal water. Organized or secluded, sandy or pebbled, all beaches are ideal to enjoy private and relaxed holidays in Serifos. Among the most interesting sightseeing are the Old Mines above Megalo Livadi and the Monastery of Taxiarhes on the northern side of the island.

    Highlights in Serifos

    Discover in a glance the best things to see and do in Serifos island

    • Chora is the capital and main village of Serifos. Constructed on the slopes of a hill, it gives amazing view to the Aegean Sea and the rest of the island.
    • Livadi is the main beach in the island, located close to the port. It has crystal waters, few facilities and nice beach studios along the coastline.
    • Livadaki is a nice beach located in close distance to the port. It is lined up with few accommodations and fish taverns. The shore is sandy and partly organized.
    • On the western side of this Cycladic island, visitors can see the abandoned mines. These mines were open until the mid 20th century and gave prosperity to the island.

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