The curious rock formations resemble human figures which call to mind the myth of Danae, Perseus and Medusa, as if these prehistoric inhabitants of the island had been turned to stone.
Between Kithnos and Sifnos, Serifos is 73 nautical miles from Piraeus. Bare, undulating hills interspersed with small, fertile valleys cover this picturesque island. The rocky coastline is deeply indented with a succession of coves and bays. The curious rock formations resemble human figures which call to mind the myth of Danae, Perseus and Medusa, as if these prehistoric inhabitants of the island had been turned to stone. The most interesting site of the island, the monastery of Taxiarhes is located on the main mountain, which looks like a castle. If you're looking for a quiet place, with wonderful beaches, Serifos is the place.
PLACES TO MOOR
Livadhi - You have the choice to anchor in the bay or on the jetty which is located on the South side of the bay. The harbor offers good shelter from the meltemi. Water and fuel are available at the jetty. Most provisioning can be found in the harbor. There are several tavernas in the village and on the waterfront.
Ormos Koutala - The bay is located on the South side of Serifos and offers good shelter from the meltemi.
History Of Serifos
According to mythology Perseas with his mother Danae, came to the island in a box that was thrown in the sea. Perseas grew up in the island and he was the one to kill the terrifying Medusa.
Places To Visit
Livadi, the sheltered port on the eastern side of the island, where there is a long, horseshoe-shaped sandy beach. Perched on the top of a steep hill, Hora or Serifos, the main town of the island, with its little cube-shaped houses and churches in the island style, with its Venetian castle above, looks like a fairy tale town.
The fortress-like monastery of the Archangels (moni Taxiarhon), near the village of Galani, which houses some fine wall-paintings and important books and manuscripts, is of special interest.
The village of Panagia (which takes its name - meaning 'Our Lady' - from the dedication of a fine 10th century church) commands a panoramic view of the whole island.
The greatest attraction of Serifos is its magnificent beaches, Mega Livadi, Koutalas,Agios Sostis, Psili Amos, Agios Ioannis, Sikamia.
Livadi gathers the night life with clubs, bars and summer cinema.
You can windsurf in Livadi and Livadakia.
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