Houses for Rent on
Houses for Rent on
Serifos belongs to the most restful and peaceful islands of the
Serifos you can make with the ferries to the other Westcyclades, Sifnos with
its picturesque villages or
Serifos is a bare island, but nevertheless with plenty of water resources with few, but very fertile places. The mythology tells us, that Perseus killed the Medusa on this island, and looking at her dead face Serifos got petrified. The history says that the cruel and greedy despot Nikolaos Adoldos deforested the whole island in the 14th century to find all the covered mineral resources. Most probably Serifos in its history went through a lot of different developments.
Serifos has a very eventful and partly tragic past. The island possessed rich mineral resources already well known in the Antiquity and exhausted until the modern times. Therefor Serifos was permanently aim and victim of profit-greedy and speculators. The population of the island was very poor and sweated. Signs of mining has been done until 1964 you can still find in the villages of Mega Livadi and Koutalas in the south west of the island.
In all directions of the island you will find a lot of beautiful nearly empty sandy beaches. You can reach them over new asphalt roads or quiet good pistes. Specially beautiful are the three sandy beaches of Vaja, Ganema and Koutalas close to the former mining village Koutalas, situated at a large bay. In the north there are Plati Gialos and other sandy beaches below of the beautiful small villages Panajia, Galani and Kentarchos (see at left) and below the famous 17th century monastery Taxiarchos (= archangel). Also Psili Ammos (see above) in the east part of the island with its shallow sandy beach is special tip, if you look for nice beaches. You will find car and scooter rental in Livadi. Regular buses only exist between the harbour/ Livadi and the capital/ Chora. Some few buses run also between the harbour or Chora and the north of the island.