Serifos Island is a Greek island where the top things to do revolve around appreciating its undeveloped wild landscape, stunning beaches and authentic Cycladic island atmosphere. Serifos has truly lovely beaches, and they are by far the island’s best asset. Enjoying the unspoiled beaches are one of the top things to do on Serifos.
Most travelers have not heard of Serifos, which is a small island in the west Cyclades. It’s a dry island with lovely hills and beautiful whitewashed sugar cube houses dotting the landscape. Serifos is calm and quiet, and it isn’t touristy. You won’t feel crowded here. It’s an authentic Greek island that has not been hit by mass tourism or commercialism.
Serifos Chora, the island’s capital, is one of the most beautiful capitals of the Cyclades! After having spent the day at the Serifos beaches, enjoy the cobblestone narrow alleys of Chora to wander and have a drink at the island’s bars. Start planning your visit to Serifos Island Greece! You can also visit our Cyclades Travel Guide for information on all the best Cyclades Islands.
Serifos Weather – When to Visit
Serifos is most enjoyable in late spring – when the landscape is still green, the sea has warmed up to reasonable swimming temperatures, but the crowds have yet to descend – and early autumn, when the summer hordes have departed and the sea is at its warmest. But after late September many facilities close down, storms do hit and ferry links become sparse.
Best Serifos Beaches
Livadakia is one of the most popular sandy beaches on Serifos. Apart from its beauty, Livadakia beach offers numerous facilities, such as bars and taverns. Livadakia beach also has a variety of water sports, a campsite, and a large shore with crystal waters. Its tamarisk trees provide shade from the sun.
Psili Ammos Beach
Take a look at the sea’s turquoise shades, along with the fine sand, and you’ll understand why it is considered one of the best beaches in Europe. The water isn’t deep right away making it a preferred beach for families. There are two taverns right behind the beach that provide good old Greek food and cold refreshments.
This beach is tucked in a hilly cove in the southern part of the island. It is a rocky beach with lovely clear seas. It is one of the loveliest beaches to sit on during sunset. There’s a cantina that sells sandwiches, cold drinks and iced coffees. They also rent out umbrellas and chairs.
The water here is clear and refreshing. It’s a wide and long stretch of beach for Serifos, so there are plenty of places to pop down your umbrella and enjoy the sea view up close. There are no cantinas on the beach, nor are there sun loungers for rent at this beach.
Agios Sostis Beach
Agios Sostis is named after the beautiful whitewashed church that sits on one of its rocky slopes. It is a unique two-sided beach that is breathtaking to see as you approach. One side of the beach is clearly more popular because the waters on that end are extremely calm and clear. The beach is rocky and pebbly but the depth inside is sandy. There’s a dock next to the church that people love diving off of as well.
Recommended Serifos Tours & Activities by Viator
Boat Cruise Around Serifos
Crazy dream cruising acts as a way of discharging and relaxing in the endless blue of Greece. Sun, Sea, Positive Energy and Crazy Dream combine to offer you unforgettable moments in places that until now have been inaccessible for many. Learn more about the Boat Cruise Around Serifos.
Inner Blue – 7 Days of Sailing and Scuba Diving in the Cyclades
Dive into the underwater world of the western Cyclades. Free from the restraints of the local diving centers, they will carry your gear on the boat and together with their on-board scuba instructor, you will explore the beauty of the Cycladic archipelago. Learn more about the Inner Blue 7 Days of Sailing & Scuba Diving in the Cyclades.
Boarding a Cabin in the Cyclades on a Luxury Yacht with Chef
The Cyclades: Kytnos, Syros, Mykonos, and Serifos. Breathtaking landscapes, cobalt blue sea and a culture as refined as the architecture of the magnificent chora, the villages perched on the islands that reserve incredible views and contain all the beauty of this archipelago that makes travelers and sailors dream. but full of emotions. Learn more about this Luxury Yacht Cruise.
8 Day Cyclades Sailing Adventure
Surrender to your dreams of sailing the renowned Greek islands on this superb sailing adventure to the Cyclades islands! Sail on Mediterranean waters, swim in turquoise seas, explore ancient sites and traditional Cycladic villages and soak up the sun, fresh Greek food and culture. From laidback, non-touristy islands like Kythnos and Serifos to the cosmopolitan islands of Mykonos and Paros, experience the utmost of Greek island hopping on this eight-day sailing odyssey. Learn more about the 8 Day Cyclades Sailing Adventure.
Mad Dash – 7 Days of Adventurous sailing in the Cyclades
7 days, 200 nautical miles, 4 islands and the notorious Aegean summer winds set the stage for this battle with the elements and time. You are going to get wet, cold, sunburned, and exhausted, but by the end of it you are also going to get an experience to remember for a lifetime. Learn more about the Mad Dash Sailing Adventure in the Cyclades.
Best Serifos Restaurants
Marathoriza $11 – 30
The dining space is narrow, small and simple. You’ll find hearty dishes like slow-cooked lamb, fava beans baked in a traditional ceramic pot and some seafood dishes like shrimp saganaki. Be sure to include Serifian recipes like marathotiganites (fennel fritters)or a caper dish during your dining experience. Telephone: 30 2281 052656 Web: Marathoriza
Metalleio $11 – 30
This restaurant is open year round and has delicious plates. It isn’t a Greek tavern so it would be a good change if you want some choices beyond Greek cuisine. There are Greek dishes and some very nice pastas and salads in a more upscale setting. Metalleio is located in the street behind the main harbor’s main street. Telephone: 30 2281 051755 Web: Metalleio
To Bakaki $11 – 30
This eatery has a great view of the harbor. Bakaki specializes in meat, meat and meat — grilled the Greek way. You’ll find delicious homemade sausages, grilled pork chops, grilled chicken, Greek style meatballs and the Greek fixins like green salads and traditional dips. Telephone: 30 2281 051010 Web: To Bakaki
Kalis $11 – 30
If you love seafood, then head to Kalis. This stylishpsarotaverna (fish taverna) is located right on the harbor which is the area known as Livadi. It is the go to place for grilled and fried calamari, octopus and fresh fish options. Telephone: 30 2281 052301 Web: Kalis
Aloni $11 – 30
Aloni has one of the best dining views making it one of the best restaurants on Serifos. It is built into the side of the hilltop main town, midway on your ascent up in your car, bike or by foot. There’s a large outdoor patio dining area that rightfully gets full in August. So, while you enjoy the sparkling harbor lights and moon glow over the sea and landscape you can decide on some traditional Greek specialties that are either slow-cooked or fresh off-the-grill. Telephone: 30 2281 052603 Web: Aloni
Best Serifos Bars
Yacht Club is the oldest and most popular place in Serifos. Anybody who’s anybody comes here. It’s open from very early in the morning for breakfast, until late at night for drinks and dancing. The atmosphere is unique. This place is definitely a must and it’s preferred by the celebrities that visit Serifos in the summer. Telephone: 30 22810 51888 Web: Yacht Club
Skipper Beach Bar
Skipper is the most popular beach bar in Serifos and it’s located in the lovely beach of Livadakia, right by Livadi. It’s always crowded, it serves light snacks, coffee and drinks. The music is loud and there are lounge chairs by the waves and under the tamarisks! Telephone: 30 22810 52520 Web: Skipper Beach Bar
A nice place to have a glass of prosecco, a coffe or something to eat after a great visit to the castle on the top of Serifos. Well hidden from the outside, but worth a visit. Telephone: 30 2281 052696 Web: Barbarossa