The Island


Vacations in Serifos

A small island in Cyclades that causes the awe of the visitors with its amazing mountainous volumes and its magical traditional beauty of the sunbathed Cyclades. As we approach the port, which is one of the biggest and best preserved natural ports, we are amazed by the traditional settlement of the country that is located above it.

At the same time we can see the big sandy beach that is spread at length of the port. Serifos is located between Kithnos and Sifnos 72 miles from Piraeus. It has an extend of 70 square km and it is full of hills, fertile valleys, beautiful bights with blue green waters and 70 wonderful beaches of all kinds offering amazing holidays in Serifos. There are many traditional settlements spread all around the island with characteristic architecture and great view.

Here, the visitor will calm down and enjoy the wonderful nature and the abundance of beaches in Serifos. For amusement there are many bars, as well as many traditional and modern restaurants. Book your stay in Indigo Studios and spend amazing vacation in Serifos.

Serifos History

Serifos is reported by the ancient years. There is the myth of Perseas who killed the dangerous Medusa, who stayed at the palace of King Dikti of Serifos. It is also said that there stayed the Cyclopes.

The first inhabitants of Serifos were of aeolian origin. Later it was inhabited by Kares, Finikes, Cretans and Ionians. Romans used the island as a place of exile. The Ptolemians of Egypt conquered the island in 266 b.C. In 363 b.C, Serifos was conquered by Macedonians. The island met with great growth during the time that Francs were prevailed. During that time, the mines began to operate after many centuries of interruption. Serifos was conquered by Turks in 1537.


Geography

Serifos is rich in iron ores, with rich geologic interest and great variety of rocks, which are studied by several universities, such as the one of Vienna. In the island there is a great number of springs with excellent quality water that is of course drinkable. It disposes a marine for boats and a big preserved natural port.


Transportation

Serifos is daily connected to Piraeus by high speed boats of the line Serifos- Sifnos- Milos that lasts 2,5 hours, as well as by conventional boats that arrive in Serifos in 4,5 hours. From Serifos you can go to the majority of Cycladic islands with internal itineraries that are daily conducted.

Old mines tour

The old mines in the southern part of Serifos extend underground throughout most of the island and have, over time, been a pole of attraction for many tourists as well as students. Students in particular have displayed a strong interest of its morphology and its peculiarities. It has also been the object of post-graduate study. Perhaps the University in your area might be interested in participating. To this end, a visit to the area can be arranged through a package that that we can offer especially for you. We are at your disposal at all times.


A weekend at Serifos island

Whether you are planning your vacations, or you just need a weekend break, you will find the island with the 72 beaches, ready for you to discover, at a distance of 72 miles from Piraeus port, accessible by high-speed boat in two and a half hours or regular boat in four and a half hours.


Further Serifos Tours

Tour at the thermal baths of Serifos Daily, one day tour including swimming at the thermal baths in M. Livadi village, sight-seeing at mines, lunch and visit at the mine museum. Hike Livadi – Chora – Petrias One day hike from Livadi to Chora, visit the folklore museum, meal and coffee. The Serifos tour continues to Petrias on the old miner’s road.


Usefull Phones

Serifos police station: +30 2281051300
Municipality of Serifos: +30 2281051210
Community Clinic: +30 2281051202
Port Authority: +30 2281051470
Serifos’ Buses: +30 2281051211, +30 2281051345, +30 2281051034
Folklore Museum: +30 2281051181