Serifos is a beautiful, rocky, rugged island in the western Cyclades.

We arrived by ferry into the lively little port of Livadi – the main village on the island. It is a small village located on a picturesque bay where tavernas, cafe and shops line the waterfront with the white-washed capital of Chora high above.

Cafe on Piatsa Square, Chora, Serifos

Cafe on Piatsa Square, Chora, Serifos

Our host met us at the wharf and drove us to our accommodation – Astarti Apartments – it was actually a short walk from the centre of Livadi in an area called Livadakia but we had a lot of luggage! Our accommodation was a small one-bedroom apartment with two daybeds in the living area. Nearby is the beach of Avlomonas.

There are beautifully scenic drives on Serifos – fabulous vistas from roads that wind over the rugged mountainous landscape.

Our suggestions on what to see and do on Serifos:

  • Livadi – this is where you find the main services on the island and numerous tavernas and cafes where you can enjoy a meal by the bay – try Kalis (seafood), Bakakaki (meat), Ydrolithos (a little more expensive), Thalami or Takis restaurants, Porto Vecchio (Italian). Beaches you can walk to close by are Livadakia and Paralia Livadi.
  • Rent a car from Blue Bird in Livadi ( – ask for a map of the island. The main roads on the island are bitumen and in good condition. The views are spectacular.
  • Chora – walk or drive up the steep road to visit beautiful, authentic Chora. From the carpark, climb the stairs of the narrow streets to admire the typical Cyclades white-washed houses, restaurants, cafes, bars and a few pretty gift shops. Climb up to the church of Agios Konstantinos for breathtaking views. Visit the picture-postcard marble paved square of Piatsa to see the beautiful Town Hall and pretty cafes.
  • Take the scenic drive to Megalo Livadi passing Koutala Bay and Ganema Beach.
  • Enjoy lunch at one of the two tavernas at Megalo Livadi – both overlook the beach. We had a delicious lunch at 1916 Tavern.
  • From Megalo Livadi we drove over the top of the island – stunning views, wildflowers, chapels.
  • Visit the beautiful beaches of Agios Sostis, Pisni Amos and Agios Ioanis.
  • Lia Chapel and Skopiani Chapel – both popular for weddings.
  • Taxiathon Monastery.

Serifos is a beautiful island with good beaches, spectacular drives and great restaurants.

Take a look at our Greek itinerary slideshow

The next island on our trip is Syros.

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