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Overview and attractions of Serifos 

The Greek island of Serifos, located in the Aegean Sea, is another island that is part of the Cycladic archipelago. According to legend, it is the birthplace of Perseus. In terms of the tourism sector, the island is considered young and has no developed tourist infrastructure. However, because the island is virtually unadvertised as a resort destination, holidays on Serifos are quiet. And some beaches of the island are still in pristine condition. 

The island is covered with bizarre undulating mountains that are interrupted by picturesque valleys. On the shore, the mountains turn into a rocky chain that adorns the wind-sheltered bays. Among the rocks, which have intricate outlines resembling human figures, the myths of the Greek heroes who once inhabited the archipelago come alive.

Museums and attractions in Athens   What to see on Serifos Island

The island's capital

Monastery of the Archangels

Koutalas settlement

The village Megalo Livadi

The Church of Our Lady

Ancient Fortress AsportsPigors

Folklore Museum

City of Serifos

This is the capital of the island, which is located at the top of the hill. Of all the tourist capitals of the Cyclades, this city is considered the most beautiful. While you are here, you can enjoy the beauty of Venetian fortresses, learn what Cycladic architecture is, and walk between the snow-white houses, which are immersed in lush green gardens. In this town, you will have the opportunity to visit the archaeological and folklore museums.

Monastery of the Archangels

A majestic monastery that was built in honor of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel, who are considered the patrons of the island. The monastery was erected in the 15th century. To see it, you have to go to the village of Galani. The monastery is famous for its wall frescoes. In addition, in the library of the monastery, there is a large number of ancient books, which are the pride of the residents.

Kutalas settlement

Tourists come here to see the ruins of the "Old Woman's Castle", the ancient towers, and to visit the cave that once belonged to Cyclops. According to legends, the grottoes and caves of the island were home to one-eyed creatures that are often mentioned in the myths of ancient Greece. On the island of Serifos lived Cyclops named Polyphemus, whom Odysseus managed to fool, during his long journey.

The village of Megalo Livadi

In this small village, there is the Schiller School building. The building is built in the style of Cycladic architecture and is striking in its appearance.

The Church of Our Lady

The church is located in the village of Panaya and is a basilica built in the Byzantine style. The church is built of wood and features frescoes and murals. Every year on August 15, the church holds a service with a procession, fairs, and festivities.

Ancient fortress AsportsPigors

The fortress is believed to have been built in the 4th-3rd century BC. Today there are remains of walls and foundations. Walking between them you can feel the spirit of ancient history.

Folklore Museum

The museum building is located in a house built in the typical Cycladic architectural style. In the museum, there is a collection of household items, clothes, and shoes. Exposition halls are designed as rooms that show the traditional life of islanders.

Beaches in Athens   The Beaches of Serifos

The beaches of this island have been recognized many times as the best in Europe and we hope that you will be able to appreciate them as well.

Psili Ammos Beach

One of the famous beaches, which is considered the best in the whole Mediterranean. Here are always a lot of people resting. The beach is surrounded by tamarisk thickets and there are always tavernas along the coast.

Agios Sostis

It is a nice beach for young people, on a sandy beach with small pebbles. It is a secluded beach, sheltered from the winds and the waves.


This beach is near the village of the same name. The beach is known for its waterfalls that surround the harbor. The only disadvantage of this place is its inaccessible location.


A great place for those who love waves and wind. The shoreline is dotted with pebbles. Getting here is also uncomfortable, due to the lack of an asphalt road, but the scenery is worth it, and you will quickly forget about the minuses.

Agios Ioannis

Located in the metropolitan area. The beach is surrounded by thickets of the purple comb. There are always high waves and a deep sea, so this place is loved by those who love surfing.

Beaches in Athens   Beach Megalo Livadi

A large beach with sand. The place is perfect for holidays with children. The sea in this place is shallow, it warms up quickly and is safe even for the little ones.

Avlomonas beach

Another popular beach for holidays with children. On the coast, there are cafes, restaurants, and hotels. The beach is quite crowded and it is recommended to come here early in the morning or evening.

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