About SerifosThe island of the few and the elite. The island that once you decide to visit it, it will surely stay in your heart forever. The beautiful Serifos keeps until today its authenticity and its alternative character. Its fairy charm surrounds you everywhere, especially when you wander through the small cobbled streets of Chora which consists of picturesque Cycladic houses with colorful shutters and courtyards. When you swim in its golden, lacy beaches with emerald waters you will be able to feel Serifos’ large metallurgical era. According to mythology it was in Serifos that the Danae box floated with Perseus in it, who grow up at Serifos. This is Serifos!!!
Though small, Serifos is basically a circle about five miles across, just 29 square miles, the ruggedly irregular coastline, with its many beaches and coves that can be reached only from the water, offers visitors the feeling of exploration, discovery, and solitude, even in July and August, when the more easily accessible beaches close to the harbor are crowded. The "meltemi", the wind that whips across the island in July and August, is also a determining factor in the choice of beaches -- beach-goers opting for the rocky Lia or Ganema beaches on windswept days, the sandy Psili Ammos and Ai Sostis on calmer ones.
- Source: New York Times
Trekking trail 3: Akonidia - Koutalas
Trekking trail 5: Panagia - Sykamia
Trekking trail 1a: Livadi - Pano Chora
Trekking trail 2: Chora - Gyftika
Trekking trail 1: Chora - Kallitsos
Trekking trail 10: Kallitsos - Xero Chorio - Triantafyllos - Kallitsos
Trekking trail 4: Gyftika - Varsamos - Panagia
The island with the grim mining and glorious history, offers generously all the fine ingredients that fill with aroma and rich taste the famous Serifian wine. The transparent, heady wine of Serifos delights the palate and a few drops give great taste to the loutzes pork, sausages and siglina. Very famous also are the sweet aromatic wild sour cherry and the Serifian "pasteli". It worths to ask to taste the chickpea soup with raisins, the "marathotiganites", the sun-dried octopus, the "pitia", the local cheese, the sour cream cheese, the Serifian peppers and the list is endless.