Serifos: What to see, where to swim, where to stay and where to eat in the summer of 2022.

With the fast one you will arrive in just two and a half hours, but even the five-hour journey, in the sun of the deck, until the welcoming port of Serifos emerges, has its charm. With a beautiful Chora, amphitheatrically nestled on a slope, dozens of beaches and several villages, Serifos is an ideal destination whether you want to throw it out or rest. Don’t miss the sunset, when all roads lead to Chora for a walk in the ruins of the Venetian castle, with an Aegean view and a coffee or drink in the Town Hall square.

What to see

 The ruins of the Venetian castle with the small chapel of Agios Konstantinos on top of the steep rock crowning Chora, and also the Folklore Museum and the archaeological collection. The abandoned historical mines in Megalo Livadi, a coastal settlement with taverns scattered on the waves and an aura of another era. The monastery of Taxiarches , near the village of Galani, with frescoes of the Cretan school. Panagia , a quiet village with picturesque alleys, perfect for relaxing after swimming in Sykamia.

Where to swim

Too many options, even the beach in front of the port is an honest choice, with three or four relaxed beach bars but also with plenty of space to sunbathe away from the others. Good choice, just 10 minutes walk from the port, and the beach in front of the campsite, with tamarisk trees bringing their shade to the beach. A popular choice, with taverns and blue waters is Psili Ammos . Trees and beautiful waters in Agios Sosti . Generous, with salt flats for shade, sand on one side and pebbles on the other, Ganema . A canteen and sunbeds await you in the large sandy Vagia . For peace and dives with human protection in the sandy Karavi(with access from a path) and Lia . Lonely dips and a few sand dunes for shade in Malliadikos – be careful on the dirt road. If the wind does not blow from the north, you can also attempt the descent to the spacious Sykamia .

Where to stay

There are many options on the island, for example: Alexandros Beach Resort 2281051119 ), in Livadakia, almost on the sea, Amfitriti 2281052563 ) just outside the port with a great view of the bay, Avlomonas Beach 2281051618 ), on the beach of the port. And of course the famous Corali campsite ( 2281051500 ) in Livadakia, 10 minutes’ walk from the port, with the first tents located a breath away from the beach.

Where to eat

First of all, what to eat: The traditional dishes here are oven-baked chickpeas, string beans, fava beans – and in the village style, prefer xinomyzithra. There are many options in taverns and restaurants (there are also steakhouses both in the Port and in Chora), such as: In Livadi: Bakakaki ( 2281051010 ) with tables on the beach and excellent service. Excellent fish and fish dishes with creative touches at Psarotaverna tis Kali ( 2281052301 ), on the beach. Cooked food, fish and meat at Takis (2281051159) and Thalami ( 2281052668 ). Thai in the cool garden of Blue Bamboo ( 2281052027). In Chora go for breakfast at Stratou ( 2281052566 ) in the square of the Town Hall. In Sykamia, cooked, local meat and fish at the family tavern To Akrogiali tou Vito ( 2281051289 ).

Where to have fun

Nightlife is shared between port and Chora. At the port, the Yacht Club , small inside but most people sit standing up outside, is of timeless value , as well as Carnagio , with a rock character. For a more lounge situation, the seaside Indigo . In Chora, imagine a very small alley like a snake going uphill on both sides with bars and people until it ends at the beautiful square of the Town Hall, with snack shops and coffee bars (it’s even windy). Look for Pano Piatsa in the square, Gaidaros and Vatrahos in the alleys. {https://www-athensvoice-gr}

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