THE IRON LADY OF THE CYCLADES
With its long history in industrial archaeology as an outstanding mining community of the Mediterranean a few centuries ago, Serifos is one of the most intriguing and easy going islands of the Cyclades. Its unique genuine environment and relaxed rythyms will make you lose track of time.
Capital: Serifos town
Serifos is located in the western Cyclades, south of Kythnos and northwest of Sifnos. It is part of the Milos regional unit. Its main attractions are some excellent beaches, and an unspoiled whitewashed cubistic traditional Cycladic Hora (main town). Serifos was a significant city-stay in classical Greece and played a part in the Persian and subsequent wars. The Romans used it as a place of political exile. In subsequent history, Serifos has been pretty much a backwater. The island is more barren than even most of the Cyclades, despite the fact that it is well watered by natural springs.
The emblematic mine remainants in Megalo Livadi
DON'T MISS having some ouzo and 'meze' at Stratos' place in the main square in Hora
Holy Spirit celebration
June 3rd, 2017: a feast takes place at Mavra Voladia, accompanied by music, food and wine
Serifos Sunset race
Every September, a running and swimming race takes place. (1-3 September 2017)
Festival of Serifos
Cultural and musical events take place in several locations around the island