Serifos is an island of strong contrasts with an active magnetic field created by its metalliferous rocks; leeward coasts embraced by steep rocks, almost all of them enjoying thick natural shade from salt cedars growing in the sand, with crystal blue waters, golden beaches and villages with small white houses are some of the islandâ€™s features. The whole island is a balcony to the Aegean Sea, with an outlook over Kithnos to the north, Syros to the northeast, Paros to the east, Sifnos to the southeast and Milos to the south.
Dry stones, watered with the sweat of people for centuries, preserve some handfuls of soil for small vineyards or citrus fruits (Â«the stripesÂ») striving to flatten the steep rocky mountain sides that hide green, shadowy ravines among them. Serifos is an ideal proposal for combining relaxed holidays in a pure Cycladic environment along with an intense nightlife.
Route starts from the square of Mills in Chora. The biggest part of the trail is paved, and only the last part is an asphalt road.
Some of the traditional foods of Serifos are sun-dried tomatoes, delicious chickpeas, fava, local sausages, skepastaria and sour cheese. In Taverna Petros, visitors can taste these delightful bites, the so-called mezedes.
Lia is one of the very well reputed beaches on Serifos on the north-eastern shore at 5 km east of the harbour of Livadi and is surrounded by great scenery. The road leading to Lia beach begins at the end of the harbour of Livadi, so it is not difficult to find.
Psili Ammos is one of the most popular beaches on Serifos located on the east coast, at about 8 km north from the port of Livadi. The available options for reaching Psili Ammos are on foot, which takes around an hour from Livadi; or by moped, which rentals are available at the port as well.
On the west side of the island is this beautiful but completely deserted beach. Beach with trees for shade.
Livadakia is one of the most popular sandy beaches on Serifos, situated on the south-western side of the island below Chora, the beautiful capital. This area has many beaches as well, like Livadi, and Avlomonas beach, but usually Livadakia is the most crowded.
Deserted sandy beach. Road access almost up to Megalo Livadi and then dirt road.
Karavas is located on the north side of the island. It is pretty secluded and has no tourist facilities.
Secluded beach for those seeking the ultimate in privacy. Accessible only by boat.
The Serifos Scuba Divers school was established in early 2008 by people who love the sea and spend much of their time there. In addition to their extensive CVs and rich experience, the training staff are mainly known for their consistency and patience with difficult tasks.