discover serifos island with our yachts

Welcome to Serifos

“An unspoilt island of the Aegean


Comprised of rugged countryside, gorgeous turquoise waters, sandy beaches and naturally, sculpted landscapes, Serifos is considered one of the hidden treasures of the CycladesAn impressive sailing destination for those seeking more genuine and less mainstream experience. The port of Livadi offers the opportunity to reconnect with the past and enjoy relaxing times while taking in the beautiful scenery. Don’t forget to enjoy the mythology of this enchanted island as here is supposedly where Perseus was raised and where the Cyclops lived.

Serifos town known as “Chora” the capital of Island, is a picturesque village on a hill just above the main port. Offering spectacular views of the Aegean Sea and the surrounding landscapes. The small white homes and windmills scattered around the island, produce an intense diversity of colors. Lovers of history can enjoy exploring the Venetian Castle ruins, Byzantine Churches, as well as the Archeological and Folklore museums. 


Quick facts:

Complex of islands:
Cyclades islands




‘West Cyclades’


Sailing distance
from Athens: 66 miles


Famous heritage:
Taxiarhes Monastery


Quite windy

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Visit the Capital

Chora is the main settlement on the Greek island of Serifos. It is located on a hill, overlooking the countryside and the Aegean Sea. A very picturesque village with narrow, winding alleys and traditional Cycladic-style houses. This is a great place to relax and enjoy the island's atmosphere. When visiting Chora, be sure to visit the Venetian Castle ruins, the main square of “Pano Piatsa”, the many churches, as well as the Archeological and Folklore museums. This village is one of the most charming in the Cyclades, providing many hours of enjoyment when strolling through the enchanted alleys. Don’t forget to check out the windmills when hiking up to upper Chora. Pretty much any of the high vantage points you visit, will offer exceptional views of the sea and surrounding areas.

Rent a quad and drive around

An island that has so much to offer in terms of beaches, local delicacies, historical sites and interesting places to visit, requires quite some exploring in order to experience the different beauties of Serifos. Renting a quad would be an ideal solution for accomplishing this goal. If anchored in the main port of Livadi, you can begin your adventure by visiting Chora, then you can move on to Koutalas Bay. Here you will find interesting, colorful beaches while still having the option of driving to Megalo Livadi (12km away from the port). This area has some old mines you can see and explore at your own accord. A visit to the village of Galani is also advised where you can enjoy a delicious Greek salad at the tavern located next to the sandy beach of Platis Gialos.


Visit Old Mines of Serifos

Mines of Serifos have a rich history, giving prosperity to the locals of the island. The most recent activity dates back to 1830 and 1919 when the mines were operating on a massive scale, leading to a large economical advancement. However, over the years many miners would lose their lives due to the cruel, working conditions, resulting to a strike where many more died. Finally, an agreement was made for improved working conditions. Currently, there is no mining on the island but you can explore and observe the present structures left behind from those difficult times. Megalo Livadi hosts a memorial every year dedicated to the miners, who lost their lives in the strike.

Although we always like to remain objective there are things in each island we admire and others we believe you need to be aware of.

Glistening clear waters

Large revamped port with big natural bay

Traditional and Authentic capital

Charming taverns in pretty town squares

Available car/quads rentals


Occasional strong winds

When planning to visit "Hora", transportation is required

" Serifos is an unspoilt Greek Island with exceptional views, aquamarine waters and excellent cuisine. Make sure to visit the town square at the hilltop of Chora (main town), where you can enjoy a drink or cocktail beneath the stars while overlooking the Aegean Sea and surrounding areas. Pano Piazza is worth a visit if you find yourself in this part of town."

-Eugene suggests

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  • Our yacht in Kentarchos bay

  • Megalo Livadi, Serifos island

  • The Lighthouse of Serifos island

  • Psili Ammos, Serifos

  • View of "Hora" Serifos

  • Cats at the alleys of Serifos

Beaches worth visiting

Psili Ammos

This is one of the most popular beaches on the island, it is located on the east coast and is around 7 to 8 km from Livadi. This beach is perfectly suited to families as the waters are shallow and there is a good amount of shade from the trees lining the shore. It is ideal to anchor for the day and relax in this peaceful area of the island. 

Agios Sostis

A nice, sandy beach with a charming white church located on the edge of a cliff making it an ideal location for taking a time out and relaxing. When onboard a catamaran, you can also sail to the neighboring bays and beaches of Lia, Psili Ammos and Agios Ioannis.

Koutalas beach

Koutalas beach is next to Ganema bay and has retained its unspoiled atmosphere by not offering commercial beach facilities. So here it is advisable to carry some snacks or beverage with you when going to enjoy this lovely bay for the afternoon. Most visitors also take the opportunity to venture towards the west where there is a cave with stalagmites and stalactites to observe. On the other hand, the south west district from Chora to Koutalas is one of the most picturesque on the island. 

Ganema bay

Ganema beach is the perfect escape for those looking for a calm and tranquil location. You will be greeted by soft sand mixed with little pebbles, while a cluster of trees create shelter from the sun. It is right next to Koutalas beach, which together create a horse shoe appearance of a bay. Here, you will find some taverns allowing you to enjoy a meal or a cold beverage not too far from the beach. The tavern is used to accommodating visitors enjoying a yacht sailing vacation. 

Megalo livadi beach

Located in the south-east part of Serifos, Megalo livadi, also known for the old mines (listed in our Serifos Top 3) is really worth visiting with a yacht. Sail around the old crane once used to load the ships with raw material produced back in those times.

Sites worth visiting

Archaeological Collection

Located in "Livadi Serifou", the permanent exhibition includes mainly sculptures, architectural elements, funerary reliefs,and amphorae originating from the Classical, Hellenistic and Roman eras.

Monastery of Taxiarhes

One of the few monasteries in Greece, built like a fortress, with walls close to 10m high. It has only one entrance, allowing you to visit the chapel within, which is dedicated to Archangels Michael and Gabriel. A floor laid with marble and treasures made the Monastery a regular victim of attacks from pirates, whom the monks bravely fought to protect their lives and property. The architecture, interior findings and view, puts it on our list of priorities during your sailing trip.

The Castle of Serifos

Serifos Castle is located at the top of Chora (main town), it was built by the Venetian Empire in order to protect them from pirates. Once you make it up the many treacherous steps, you will be rewarded by one of the best available views on the island. Remember to bring some water, wear comfortable shoes and not to rush. A truly rewarding experience once you have made it up to the top.

Tastes of Serifos

Highly reccommended dishes

When it comes to Serifos cuisine it's a simple process. This is one of the islands where you will enjoy good meals almost anywhere you go.

  • Garides saganaki (fried shrimps), with a Serifian recipe, not to be missed
  • Fava, a local delicacy smooth and tasteful.
  • Gemista (tomatoes or peppers filled with rice) along with feta cheese
  • Local sausages: Incomparable taste, to be accompanied with Souma drink 
  • Marathotiganies: Fried local dish with vegan based ingredients
  • Serifian Pie: Definitely a must if you are a sweet lover!
  • Souma: Local drink, close to the taste of Raki
Weather of Serifos
  • Temperatures usually average around 29°C in July and August
  • Avoid high temperature when venturing up to the castle by going during the morning or towards the evening.



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