The port of Serifos is the heart of the island, with its cheerful array of shops, cafes and tavernas lining the waterfront. The atmosphere is lively and cheerful, the locals friendly and welcoming. Sit at one of the cafes and watch the coming and going of tourists and locals as they go about their daily business.
Chora has a romantic quality, not least because of its location, which affords for spectacular views of the sea and picture-perfect sunsets. Lose track of time wandering around the streets of Palia and Nea Chora, try local delicacies in one of the excellent tavernas, cool down at the plaza of the town-hall, sip a glass of wine at one of the bars or, if you are up to the 40min walk, follow the stone-paved path that leads down to the port.
In Chora, you will also find a small archaeological museum with a fascinating collection of Hellenic and Roman exhibits that were excavated from the castle, and a folklore museum with objects from the island’s everyday life.
Best beaches in Serifos
Agios Sostis A stunning bay with fine golden sand and bright turquoise water, protected from the winds. There is also a small pebbled cove next to it.
Avlomonas A beautiful sandy cove situated close to the port. There are natural shade, sunbeds and a number of cafes and tavernas.
Ganema One of the largest and most beautiful beaches of Serifos, with fine sand and dazzling blue waters, nestled in the bay of Koutalas.
Kalo Abeli A stunning sandy cove with bright turquoise waters, backed by a rugged landscape. There are no organized facilities here.
Karavi A small sandy cove with dazzling waters and view over to the island of Serifos. Remember to bring your own food and drinks.
Koutalas A beautiful pebbled beach with electric blue waters and the abandoned quarries looming in the background. Served by a cafe-restaurant.
Lia A beautiful tranquil bay with some pebbles and electric blue waters. You need to park your car and walk for 10min to get there.
Livadakia A charming bay with fine sand and crystal clear waters, backed by trees that provide natural shade. There are restaurants and bars nearby.
Megalo Livadi A beautiful bay lined with sand and pebbles, situated close to the quarries. Shaded by trees and served by the nearby tavernas.
Platis Gialos A bay with three sandy coves close to the convent of Taxiarches. Fine golden sand, azure waters, natural shade and a couple of tavernas.
Psili Ammos A stunning bay with fine sand and dazzling waters, frequented by families due to its shallow waters.
Sikamia One of the island’s largest beaches, with fine sand and pebbles, clear waters and shade. Gets rather rough when the wind is northerly.
Vagia A gorgeous cove with coarse golden sand and dazzling azure waters. There are no facilities here and no trees to provide shade.