Serifos is located 80 nautical miles from Piraeus. Nearby islands include Sifnos, Milos and Kimolos. It has a land area of 75km2. The capital Chora is impressively built high above the port, with leeward beaches extending to a combined length of 10 kms.
Serifos is an island with great history which began in the first Cycladic period (3rd millennium BC). It experienced a great economic growth during the 6th century BC due to its rich minerals. The island was occupied by the Romans, later by the Ottomans, and finally joined the newly established Greek state in 1830.
The tranquillity of the island is very much in evidence but it equally offers modern amenities and facilities including bank services, helipad, yacht marina, car rentals, modern taverns with delicious food and excellent nightlife.
There are daily ferry services between Piraeus, the main port of Athens, to Serifos. The transit time depends on the type of ferry plus number of calls they make prior to reaching the island. Our staff can advise guests on the latest schedules.
Serifos is well-connected to numerous other interesting islands including Milos, Ios, Kimolos, Mykonos, Tinos, Paros, Naxos, Andros, Folegandros, Amorgos, Anafi, Syros plus Crete (via Milos).
Psili Ammos is probably the most popular beach of the island. It's about 5 minutes by car from Livadi and attracts tons of people from early in the morning, until late in the afternoon. When it's windy, the waves are high! There are few tamarisks that provide the necessary shade and a restaurant. Psili Ammos is quite exotic and was voted best beach in Europe for 2004 and 2009.
Sikamia is actually the northernmost beach of the island, where it's always windy. The waves are high, especially during August. However, it's a spectacular beach, even though it has pebbles. Access is a bit tricky, especially if you are NOT driving a 4x4 or a motorcycle. It's near the historical village of Galani.
Megalo Livadi is easily accessible by car and it's a long sandy beach with crystal clear, shallow waters. There are tamarisks along the entire beach, providing a much needed shade. The view from the beach is amazing, since this is where the Headquarters of the old mines were located. There are remnants of the old ladders, the entrance in the mines, rusty wagons and all sorts of equipment.
Livadakia is a rather small sandy beach, just 3 minutes walking from the port. Actually the bays of Livadi and Livadakia are adjacent. There are few hotels built on the hill, overlooking the serene cove, and a very popular beach bar, called Skipper, which attracts the younger crowds. There are also a couple of taverns and the island's only organized camping.
Agios Sostis is actually quite popular among the younger crowds since access is a bit tricky. You can drive up to a point, but then you need to walk for about 10 minutes to reach the beach. It's a nice, secluded, sandy coast, but there is another adjacent bay with a pebbly beach. There are few tamarisks that provide a nice shade.
Kendarhos is located right under the homonymous traditional settlement, on the eastern part of the island. It has pebbles and sand. Access is tricky, since you can drive up to a point, but then you have to walk for about 20 minutes. However the hike is worth it, since on the way you will see some unique, small waterfalls!
Agios Ioannis is located near Psili Ammos, about 5 minutes by car from Livadi. It's a nice sandy and pebbly beach with an easy access. There are tamarisks along the entire beach that provide a nice shade. When the winds are strong there are high waves!
Vagia is such an amazing beach. It was included in the NATURA 2000, as a protected area. It's a long, sandy beach with colorful pebbles and oddly enough fresh water was found in its subsoil. The waters are of deep emerald color and the steep cliffs around form a protected aquatic heaven!