Serifos is a small island of the Cyclades complex, located in close distance from Athens. This is why Serifos is a popular weekend destination, as many Athenians hop there for short summer breaks. Life in Serifos mostly concentrates in Chora, a picturesque town with Cycladic style constructed on the slopes of a hill, while a lot of nice beaches are found along the coastline. Most beautiful beaches include Livadi, Livadakia, Psili Ammos, Ganema, Vagia and others. The most interesting sightseeing in Serifos is the Old Mines, just above the village of Megalo Livadi. These mines are abandoned today, but they were the place of a historic strike in the early 20th century.
In this section, you can see the best Serifos Sightseeing but also things to see by location. Do not miss to also read about things to do.
You can also view all things to do in Serifos by category: villages, beaches, museums, and churches.
The mines of Serifos, which have now been abandoned, provided an important income to the inhabitants of the island till 1964, when they closed. They also worked in ancient times.
Location: On the eastern side of the island
Description: Chora is the capital village of Serifos. It is a very picturesque settlement and has typical Cycladic architecture. Its location guarantees a great view of the inland and the Aegean Sea.
Location: 4 km south of Chora
Description: The beach of Livadi is long and has clean water. Some spots are sandy, while others are pebbled.
Location: 5 km south of Chora
Description: Livadakia is among the most picturesque beaches on the island. It gets particularly popular due to its closeness to the port and its tourist facilities.
Location: 10 km south west of Chora
Description: Megalo Livadi is a lovely beach on the western side of the island. Some trees line the beach and provide with some shade.
Location: 8 km north east of Chora
Description: This is a nice beach, pretty secluded and not organized. It provides an ideal spot to relax.
Google map of Serifos excursions
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