Discover Serifos

The island has more than 70 beaches that satisfy all tastes. Among them are Livadakia, Kalo Ambeli, Vagia, Ganema, Koutalas, Mega Livadi, Sykamia, Platis Gialos, Ai Yiannis, Psili Ammos, Ag. Sostis, Lia.

In a short distance from Livadi you will find Chora, the capital of Serifos, which is a point of interest for sightseeing. You will see the War Memorial, the open-air theater, Kato Piazza (the Lower Square) with the church of Evangelistria, the wash house, Pano Piazza (the Upper Square) with the neoclassical town hall, the Venetian castle, as well as the folklore museum and the archaeological collection.

Both in Chora and Livadi you can find shops selling tourist products, mini markets, bakeries, as well as places where you can have a good time in the evening.
Each of the two places has its own history, culminating in Mega Livadi and the remarkable remnants of the mining era, as well as the neoclassical administration building of the mining company. In the same area there is also the building that houses an exhibition of rocks and mining tools.
Between Chora and Livadi lies a special monument of the island: the White Tower (dates back to the 4th century BC).

Serifos is home to more than 116 churches, several of which are restored Byzantine churches, while others are built in remote places and some more can be found within the settlements, awaiting the visitor to discover them. The Holy Monastery of the Evangelistria Akrotiriani lies at the end of a short dirt road of 4 km, which starts from the road to Mega Livadi. It is worth to reach the end of the path, as the Psaropyrgos or Throne of Cyclops dominates the landscape a little further away. The Taxiarches monastery is located near the village of Galani and is of great architectural interest. It is a male monastery. It was built in 1572, and in 1617 there was established a school of interdisciplinary education, which owned many Venetian estates and great wealth. The building resembles a fortress and is built in a high enclosure.

For hikers there are paths where one can walk around and take a look at sites, which cannot be reached by road, such as Tholos, Gria Castle, Pharos (lighthouse), Psaropyrgos and the Cave of Cyclops.

There is a diving school in Livadi since 2003, and you can also find small boat rental companies.

Greek mythology

In Greek mythology, Serifos is where Danaë and her infant son Perseus washed ashore after her father Acrisius, in response to an oracle that his own grandson would kill him, set them adrift at sea in a wooden chest. When Perseus returned to Serifos with the head of the Gorgon Medusa, he turned Polydektes, the king of Serifos, and his retainers into stone as punishment for the king’s attempt to marry his mother by force.

Folklore Festivities
  • Agia Eirini in Koutalas, 4-5 May
  • Agios Konstantinos and Eleni in Kallitsos, 21 May
  • Agioi Anargiroi in Kalavratsena and in Galani, 1 July
  • Profitis Ilias in Vounia and in Xero Chorio, 20 July
  • Agia Paraskevi in Kato Chora and in Kountoura (Galani), 26 July
  • Sotiras in Kalo Ampeli 6 August
  • Panagia in Ramos and in Scopous, 15 August
  • Panagia in Pirgos, 16 August
  • Panagia Miliani, 23 August
  • Agios Ioannis Prodromos in Sklavogiannis, 29 August
  • Agios Sostis on the homonymous beach, 7 September
  • Panagia tou Vounou in Avessalos, 8 September
  • Agia Thekla in Sklavogiannis, 24 September
Useful Info

Post Office & Courier Services

  • ACS COURIER, LIVADI, 22810 79179
  • ELTA, LIVADI, 22810 51239

Τράπεζες

  • ALPHA BANK, LIVADI, 22810 51739
  • TACHIDROMIKO TAMIEFTIRIO, LIVADI, 22810 51239

Medical Care & Drugstores

  • SERIFOS GENERAL DOCTORS OFFICE, CHORA, 22810 51202
  • DENTIST, LIVADI, 22810 52324
  • DRUGSTORE, LIVADI, 22810 51700

Puclic Sector Services

  • POLICE STATION, LIVADI, 22810 51300
  • PORT POLICE, LIVADI, 22810 5147
  • KEP (citizens service), CHORA, 22810 52545
  • MUNICIPALITY OF SERIFOS, CHORA, 22810 51210
  • MUNICIPAL FILES, CHORA, 22810 52311
  • EYDAP (water company), CHORA, 22810 51210
  • FINANCIAL DEPARTMENT, CHORA, 22810 51210
  • ΙΚΑ (social security), CHORA, 22810 51201
  • OTE (phone company), CHORA, 22810 51399
  • DEI (electricity company), CHORA, 22810 51320

Gas Station – Service Station

  • ΕΚΟ, LIVADI, 22810 51512

Road Assistance

  • GIANNIS KONTES (INTERAMERICAN), LIVADI, 6974 789706

Boat Service & Boat Parking

  • CENTER OF BOAT SERVICES, LIVADI, 6932 570552