Vacations in Serifos (Cyclades - Greece)
Serifos: The island of myth and romance with the countless beaches
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Vacations in Serifos island - Serifos, The island of myth and romance with the countless beaches
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Information On Serifos
Serifos belongs to Cyclades and it has an almost round laced shape resulting in a very long coastline. Serifos is a small island and one of the closest ones to Piraeus.
Serifos is a quiet island, with the exception of Livadi, where the heart of the night-life beats and the various bars / night clubs are found. Most of these places are open almost all night long.
Serifos is also called the island of the Cyclopses, as mythology connects it with the Cyclopses and the hero Perseus. In fact there is a cape called Cyclops cape at the south of the island, where the Cyclops Throne and the Cyclops cave are situated.
Serifos is famous for the quality of its minerals and the mines it once had, which were a source of growth and wealth for the people of Serifos. The leftovers of that era are still visible today: rusted docking stairs, mining facilities, etc
If you happen to be on Serifos on August 6th you should not miss the festivity of the Women Society which is held in Kato Chora, at Evagelistria Square. It is there where you will get the chance to know the traditional dishes and desserts of the island that the women of Serifos will have prepared for you.
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Beaches Of Serifos
Serifos has more than 40 beaches, one for every taste, thanks to its laced shape. Most of the beaches of the island are nothing special having sand and pebble, but the sea is very clean.
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Travel To Serifos
Serifos is one of the closest islands of Cyclades to Piraeus, from which it is merely 4 hours away by conventional ship of 2,5 hours away by high-speed boat.
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Transportation On Serifos (Car Rentals)
You can move around Serifos using the buses, which may be frequent but they only cover a small part of the island. You may find the bus schedule posted at a central point in Livadi, where the 4 taxi of the island are found.
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Accommodation On Serifos (Hotels, Apartments, Guesthouses, Rooms to let)
Most of the accommodation on Serifos is at Livadi. If you would like to stay somewhere less noisy you will have to stay somewhere else, anywhere else, on the island.
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Food & Drink On Serifos
Some of the delicious traditional dishes you will find on Serifos are the marathotiganites (pancakes with fennel), chick-pea soup with meat and raisins, tsigarides (pork with string beans and potatoes), fava bean puree and local sausages.
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What To Buy On Serifos
On Serifos you can buy delicious traditional products like local thyme honey, pork cold cuts (loutza, sausages and sygklino), excellent local wine and myzithra (soft white cheese). The pasteli (honey and sesame candy) of Serifos is something different from other islands, as is is shaped like a rhombus with a cleaned almond at the center and is served on a lemon tree leaf.
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Attractions On Serifos
The scenic capital of Serifos with its little white houses is built on top of a huge steep rock.
From Kastro, the highest peak of Chora, you can admire the panoramic view of Chora and the sea up to the nearby islands of Cyclades.
The Folklore Museum of Serifos hosts household utensils, handmade textiles, tools, traditional uniforms and a mineral collection.
Then Archaeological Collection exhibits findings from the digs around Chora, dating to the Hellenistic and the Roman Ages.
The Monastery of Taxiarhes was founded on Serifos in 1570 A.C. and it looks like castle, with tall walls, loopholes and a scalding bowl.
At Panagia village lies the homonymous byzantine temple which is an attraction, being the oldest church of Serifos.
The Aspros Pyrgos is a fortification tower of the Hellenistic Ages. It is a small, round, marble building in a rather good condition.
At the rocks of Almyros bay the sea is warm, thanks to the hot water that comes out from inside the earth.
At the Cyclops cape, on a position with unique panoramic view, lies the Cyclops Throne: boulders in the form of a gigantic chair.
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Alternative Islands To Serifos
Serifos is not what you are looking for? Then one of the following nearby islands might interest you:
Kythnos (13 klm from Serifos)
Kimolos (30 klm from Serifos)
Sifnos (33 klm from Serifos)
Syros (36 klm from Serifos)
Milos (39 klm from Serifos)
Kea (Tzia) (41 klm from Serifos)
Antiparos (45 klm from Serifos)
Paros (52 klm from Serifos)
Folegandros (59 klm from Serifos)
Tinos (65 klm from Serifos)
Andros (66 klm from Serifos)
Sikinos (70 klm from Serifos)
Naxos (71 klm from Serifos)
Mykonos (72 klm from Serifos)
Ios (76 klm from Serifos)
Iraklia (84 klm from Serifos)
Schinoussa (90 klm from Serifos)
Koufonisia (97 klm from Serifos)
Santorini (104 klm from Serifos)
Donoussa (110 klm from Serifos)
Amorgos (113 klm from Serifos)
Anafi (136 klm from Serifos)
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Islands Connected To Serifos
There is a ferry from Serifos to the following islands:
Folegandros (direct connection to Serifos)
Ios (direct connection to Serifos)
Kimolos (direct connection to Serifos)
Kos (direct connection to Serifos)
Kythnos (direct connection to Serifos)
Milos (direct connection to Serifos)
Rhodes (direct connection to Serifos)
Santorini (direct connection to Serifos)
Sifnos (direct connection to Serifos)
Sikinos (direct connection to Serifos)
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Comments On Serifos
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