And after we left Folegandros, we took the ferry to the island of Serifos. In Serifos, we had the pleasure to spend a few days at the recently restored 19th century home, known as the Captains House, and met in person Emmy and Manos.
Emmy provided me her best Serifos tips which I am happy to list down below for you. Read until the end to find out my personal favourite thing to do in Serifos.
Best beaches in Serifos island
Agios Sostis (5 minutes walking from the parking) / Psilli Ammos / Agios Ioannis / Platys Gyalos / Sykamia / Livadakia / Karavi / Kalo Ampeli (20 minutes walking from the parking) / Vagia / Ganema / Koutalas / Malliadiko (10 minutes walking from the parking)
Best restaurants in Serifos island
Traditional greek tavern “Plakes” / “Aloni” / “Louis” at Chora / Traditional kafe “Stou Stratou” at Chora / Fish tavern “Tis Kalis” at Livadi / Meat tavern “Mpakakaki” at Livadi / Modern Greek cuisine “Metalleio” at Livadi / Blue bamboo Thai restaurant at Livadi
Traditional Greek tavernas in Serifos island
“Stefanakos” at Psilli Ammos / “Nikoulias” at Platys Gyalos
Traditional recipes in Serifos
Marathokeftedes (wild fennel fried balls) / Myzithra cheese usually accompanied by choriatiki salad / Mastello, goat slow cooked / Revythada (chickpea soup, baked in the oven) / Fava
Local products in Serifos island
Wine / Honey / Cheese / Souma
Shopping in Serifos island
Kerameio ceramic studio / Charisma gift shop in Chora / Theta concept store in Livadi
Folklore Museum at Kato Chora / Archaeological Collection at Pano Chora / Mining Collection at Mega Livadi
Best Serifos spots
- Agios Konstantinos church (the top of Chora) stands over a venetian castle built in 1434 (panoramic view, sunrise and sunset spot).
- The mining ruins at Mega Livadi and Koutalas region
- The white tower, archaeological site at Mega Livadi region with free entrance (panoramic view)
- The throne of the Cyclop, or else Psathopyrgos at Mega Livadi region (sunset spot)
- The Monastery of Taxiarches at Platys Gyalos
- Chrysoloras winery at Platys Gyalos region, tour and winetasting (sunset spot)
- The lighthouse at Spathi cape (panoramic view)
Scuba diving / water sports / canoe / rent a boat / Yoga
If you plan an island hopping in Cyclades, book your ferry tickets online in advance with Ferries in Greece.
My favourite thing to do in Serifos
Walk down the path from Chora to Livadi. It’s a very easy path to find, just follow the signposts.
If you plan to visit Serifos, I can highly recommend you to stay at the Captain’s House, enjoy the Greek hospitality in a 19th century family house and let yourself experience a unique feeling!
*Disclaimer: This content was brought to you in a friendly collaboration with Captain’s House in Serifos island. All thoughts and opinions are my own.