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Serifos - Cyclades (Greece)

Serifos. The name Serifos is derived from the Greek "sterfos," meaning infertile or dry, but none of this is true. The island has lots of greenery and water. Even gold and iron have been extracted here in the past.

When arriving on Serifos, people initially think it looks like a big rock in the middle of the sea. Yet Serifos probably has the best beaches in the Cyclades. The island is ideal for hikers and people who want to avoid the big crowds.

The capital of Serifos is Chora. Locals also call their capital Serifos. Chora is built on a steep mountain.

The port of Serifos is called Livadi and is located on the eastern side of the island. You definitely should visit the monastery Moni Taxiarchon near the village Galani (here you can see wall paintings).

The most beautiful beaches on Serifos are: Mega Livadi, Aghios Sostis, Psili Ammos, Aghios Ioannis, Koutalas and Sikamia.

Serifos Town (or Chora) is built on steep rock in Cycladic architecture style. Whitewashed houses, windmills, narrow alleyways and stunning views are characteristic of the town. Venetian castle is located at the top of the steep rock.

Photo Gallery Serifos - Photos of Cyclades

Livadi Serifos | Chora Serifos | Photo  109 - Photo JustGreece.com Livadaki Serifos | Cyclades Greece | Photo 101 - Photo JustGreece.com Livadakia Serifos | Cyclades Greece | Photo 137 - Photo JustGreece.com Chora Serifos | Cyclades Greece | Photo 064 - Photo JustGreece.com Livadi Serifos | Cyclades Greece | Photo 124 - Photo JustGreece.com Serifos | Cyclades Greece | Photo 032 - Photo JustGreece.com Chora Serifos | Cyclades Greece | Photo 072 - Photo JustGreece.com Serifos | Cyclades Greece | Photo 029 - Photo JustGreece.com Serifos | Cyclades Greece | Photo 003 - Photo JustGreece.com Livadi Serifos and Chora Serifos | Photo 134 - Photo JustGreece.com Serifos | Cyclades Greece | Photo 158 - Photo JustGreece.com Livadi Serifos | Chora Serifos | Photo 112 - Photo JustGreece.com Livadi Serifos | Cyclades Greece | Photo 118 - Photo JustGreece.com Chora Serifos | Cyclades Greece | Photo 051 - Photo JustGreece.com Serifos | Cyclades Greece | Photo 027 - Photo JustGreece.com

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Sights Serifos:

  • The Late Byzantine churches with interesting icons.
  • The ruins of the Venetian castle.
  • The restored windmills.
  • The archaeological collection in the town.
  • The Taxiarches Monastery, founded in the 17th century, with traces of magnificent frescoes created by famous painters and a beautiful Templon.
  • In a sheltered bay of Serifos is the green and welcoming harbor town of Livadi. Surrounded by gardens and orchards, the charming village has some taverns, nice shops and small hotels.
     

Beaches

The beautiful beach of Psili Ammos can only be reached by boat. Other nice beaches are Mega Livadi and Koutalia.
 

How to get to Serifos?

Serifos is connected by ferry with the following harbors: Piraeus (Athens), Folegandros, Ios, Kimolos, Kythnos, Milos, Paros, Santorini, Sifnos, Sikinos and Syros.

Text: Yorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Text edited by Katrina Butzer

Average temperature Serifos
January
12.2°C
February
12.2°C
March
13.4°C
April
16.1°C
May
19.5°C
June
23.5°C
July
25.2°C
August
25.3°C
September
23.1°C
October
19.8°C
November
16.4°C
December
13.5°C


Foto's Serifos - Serifos in beeld

Livadi Serifos | Chora Serifos | Foto 114 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Serifos | Cycladen Griekenland | Foto 032 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Serifos | Cycladen Griekenland | Foto 022 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Chora Serifos | Cycladen Griekenland | Foto 094 - Foto van De Griekse Gids

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