On Serifos Island, you will find a number of significant historical sites and monuments, which show its importance throughout history. Serifos villages, many of which are located on scenic bays and on impressive hillsides, are extremely beautiful. A tour of the island proves that Serifos is a unique and fascinating place.
Hundreds of people visit Serifos for its exquisite beaches and shimmering blue waters. You will come across Serifos beaches of all types: some are sandy and some are pebbly, while some stretch for long distances and others are small coves. Many of the Serifos beaches offer visitors umbrellas, chaise longues and snack bars. Some beaches offer water sports facilities as well. Several of the Serifos beaches have tamarisk trees that offer shade from the hot sun.
On the eastern coast of Serifos, you can swim at the wonderful beaches located beneath the capital town of Chora (also known as Serifos Town ), including popular Livadi Beach, golden Livadakia Beach and lovely Avlomonas Beach. If you are looking for quieter Serifos beaches, we recommend the southeastern beaches of Karavi and Kalo Ambeli.
The beaches on the northeastern shore of Serifos are absolutely stunning. Many visitors gather at the beaches of Psili Ammos, Agios Sostis, Lia and Agios Ioannis, the finest beach in Serifos.
On the northern tip of the island are the beaches of Kentarchos, Platis Gialos and Sykamia. On the southwestern side of the island, you will find the beach of Megalo Livadi and the long sands of Avessalos. The peaceful beach of Malliadiko is ideal for those who want a bit of privacy. The popular tamarisk-lined Koutalas Beach and its neighbours Vagia and Ganema are situated on the southern shore of Serifos (Seriphos).
Serifos Nightlife - Serifos Events
Most nightlife venues in Serifos are situated in the tourist resort of Livadi, next to the port of the island. There is an abundance of clubs, bars and cafes where you can relax, kick back and have a couple of drinks. Quaint, traditional tavernas and ouzeries can be found in almost every village and beach in Serifos. There you can sample the scrumptious cuisine of the island. The most famous dishes are sunbaked pork called "loutza", dried tomatoes, baked chickpeas called "revithada", fried fennel cakes called "marathotiganites" and locally produced cheeses. Serifos wines have a wonderful bouquet and are a splendid addition to your meal.
Serifos is an island that maintains its local customs and traditions. Visitors of the island have the opportunity to attend some of the Serifos festivals and fairs that will demonstrate a bit of genuine Serifos lifestyle. On the 15 th of August you can participate in the 3-day celebration of the Panagia (the Assumption of the Virgin Mary). Serifos Town hosts the festival of Agios Panteleimonas on the 27 th of July, while the festival of Agios Sostis takes place on the 6 th of September in the village of Agios Sostis. In Kalo Ambeli you can attend the festival of Metamorfosi tou Sotiros (Transfiguration of Our Saviour).Keep in mind that the churches in the Serifos villages celebrate on the name day of their patron saints with religious ceremonies and fairs.
Serifos Sights & Attractions
Serifos Island has many priceless historical monuments that you can visit during your tour of the island. To begin with, purchase a Serifos map that shows you the major tourist attractions of the island. In Chora ( Serifos Town ), we recommend stopping at the Churches of Christ, Agios Konstantinos, Agios Eleftherios, and Agios Athanasios. The castle ruins of the capital are impressive, as are the renovated traditional windmills and the Archaeological and Folklore Museums. You can also admire the splendid view of the Paspari Springs. The Church of Agios Georgios in Livadi greets all visitors to the port of Serifos.
Once you have toured the port and capital of Serifos, you can visit the amazing sites in the rest of the villages, including the traditional settlement of Pyrgos, which has been abandoned but has well-preserved architecture, the Church of Agios Ioannis in Liomandra, the Metal Workers' Monument in Megalo Livadi, and the Hellenistic White Tower, the Cave and the Gria Castle in Koutalas.
Serifos Weather - Serifos Climate
The climate of Serifos is ideal for summer holidays. Serifos has temperate winters with infrequent rainfall, and sunny, hot and dry summers, making it perfect for those who just want to lie on the island's superb beaches. In spring and fall, Serifos weather is cooler, but sunny with bright-skies.
From January to March, temperatures on Serifos Island range from 8°C to 16°C. The spring months of April and May are warmer, with temperatures in the mid teens to the low 20s. In the summer, hundreds of tourists come to Serifos to enjoy its warm, Greek Island weather.
June, July, August and September temperatures in the low 20s to the low 30s are common. Autumn is quite warm in Serifos, with temperature between the mid teens and the mid 20s. November and December are characterized by typical Cyclades weather, with temperatures ranging from 8°C to the mid teens.
Ferries to Serifos - Serifos Travel
You can travel to Serifos, Greece by ferry boat or high speed boat that departs from Athens ( Pireaus Port ). Ferry boats to Livadi (Serifos Port) are frequent, particularly in the summer months, when tourism is at its peak. Boat ticket prices to Serifos vary according to season and the type of boat.
Serifos is connected by ferry boat to a number of other Cyclades Islands, such as Anafi, Folegandros, Ios, Kimolos, Kithnos, Milos, Paros, Santorini, Sikinos, Sifnos, Syros, and Tinos, making it a fantastic destination for those who want to do a bit of island hopping around the Greek Islands. To reach the best Serifos beaches and sights, we recommend renting a safe and dependable car at a Serifos car rental agency.
Sailing in Serifos is an exhilarating experience. Imagine cruising through the deep blue Aegean, stopping at dazzling beaches and picturesque coves. Contact one of the many Serifos travel agencies to get more information about yachting in Serifos Island.