Welcome To The "Iron" Island of Serifos!

The Cycladic island of Serifos is one of the prettiest off the beaten track destinations of the Aegean! With no overwhelming numbers of tourist facilities, its has maintained its traditional atmosphere and the untamed beauty of its natural landscape!

Having an 81 km long coastline, Serifos boasts a big selection of beaches! Organized or secluded, sandy or with shingle, the island’s beaches are perfect for relaxing and enjoying your privacy away from their crowded Cycladic counterparts.
Livadi and Livadakia are the most popular ones!

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.

In antiquity, the island was proverbial for the alleged muteness of its frogs.[3] During the Roman imperial period, Serifos was a place of exile. After 1204 it became a minor dependency of the Venetian dukes of the Archipelago. In the late 19th century Serifos experienced a modest economic boom from the exploitation of the island’s extensive iron ore deposits. The mines closed in the 1960s, and Serifos now depends on tourism and small-scale agriculture.