Serifos Island is a magical Cycladic island, situated in the middle of the Aegean sea, only 70 nautical miles from Piraeus port. It boasts numerous sandy beaches and a beautiful capital perched on the top of a steep hill. The rocky coastline is deeply indented with an alteration of coves and bays. The island has a unique atmosphere and attracts many visitors.
Hora, the island's capital with the 15th century Venetian castle, is a beautiful and attractive dazzling white washed village on a steep hillside. Many of the medieval cube shaped houses are now homes for Greek artists and architects. Hora offers breathtaking views and the scenery to the island and the sea is magnificent. The village is divided into two districts, Epano Hora and Kato Hora. In Epano Hora the square with the Town Hall and the churches of Agios Ioannis and Agios Athanassios are places for a visit. In Hora there is also a small Archaeological Museum.
Things to See & Do
* White Tower
* Throne of Cyclop
* Taxiarhon Monastery
* St Athanasios Square
Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Greek
Land Area – 73 km²
Population – 1,200
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 30
Port Location – The port is located at Livadi. Buses are available for transport to the capital Hora.
Travel Links – There are frequent ferry and speed boat links with Piraeus. Serifos is also connected with Kythnos, Sifnos, Kimolos, Milos via the Western Cyclades ferry route. Serifos is also connected with Syros, Sikinos, Folegandros, Ios and Santorini.
A bus service runs between the port Livadi and the capital of the Island Hora. Motor bikes are available for hire (in Livadi).