Serifos ist one of the most beautiful
Greek islands. It is particularly popular with hikers. The
island with an area of 70 km² and about 1300 people living
one would consider a medium sized. There are two bigger
settlements on the island; one being the port town Livadi and
the other one up in the mountains the local capital Chora.
Livadi is a beautiful port town. The beach in town is not
particularly impressive but if you walk for only a few
minutes you reach the most popular beach Livadhaki which is
one of the most beautiful beaches on Serifos. Right next to
it is Coralli Camping which is considered one of the best
camp sites in the whole of the Cyclades. In Livadi itself you
will find a number of midrange accommodations. It's not easy
though to find a cheap room in town. The seaport is a popular
The local nightlife is rather impressive with a number of
discos, bars and clubs. Most popular with the young crowd is
the "Captain Hook". God knows who came up with that name.
Beside the more noisy venues you get the usual restaurants
Livadi is not exactly a cheap place to stay. Keep it in mind.
Amenities include ATM, car and bike rental and taxis. There
is no bank in town though.
Chora of Serifos
The local capital is only 2 kilometres inland from Livadi.
Not unusual for the Cyclades it is situated up in the
mountains. Back in the old days that was the best protection
against marauding pirates and other thugs.
Many consider Chora one of the most beautiful towns in the
Cyclades. The almost Classical architecture, the whole
setting of the town are most impressive.
There are two museums in town with one being a museum of
local history and the other one an archaeological museum with
focus on ancient
Greece and Rome. Admittance is free in both
There are very few rooms to rent in Chora but quite a few
tavernas. A cheap place to stay is Stavros. It is a taverna
right at the square (where the bus stop is) that also offers
places to stay.
The north of Serifos
The north is good for hiking. There are number of small but
picturesque villages. Most interesting is probably the
Taxiarhon monastery. Currently there is only one monk living
there which probably explains why is quite eager to show
visitors around. The monastery has a little chapel attached
and its well worth visiting. If you follow the marked hiking
route from Livadi to Kallistros you can hardly miss it.
The south of Serifos
Magalo Livadi is one of the most beautiful beaches on
Serifos. Also popular is Ganema which delights visitors with
its fine sand. There are a number of taverns catering for
visitors right at the beach. If you fancy a much more quite
place you'll love Kontalas. It's a former mine and at this
stage more or less a ghost town.
Busses on Serifos
Busses depart from the port towards Chora every hour but only
twice a day to the monastery, Kallistos and the south in
general. Off season there are even fewer busses. You may want
to consider a rental.
Ferry connections Serifos
During summer there are daily ferries to Paros,
the other islands in the neighbourhood. During season there
are a couple of boats to Athens,
Milos and Kithnos. Other
islands are a little more difficult to reach. Best of the
rest would probably be
There is no airport of Serifos.
Accommodation on Serifos
Recommended by our readers were the following three
Maistrali Hotel Livadi: double room depending on season
Villa Niki Serifos Livadi: 4-stars, double room cost just
over 50. Studios and apartments are starting with 15-20 but
they obviously don't end there
Helios Livadakia: basic but friendly and reasonably priced
rooms near the beach