Serifos is definitely one of the unknown islands of Greece when compared to Mykonos or Santorini. So, if you’re looking for a place that is au naturel when it comes to beaches (so stunning) and love hiking through the raw beauty of island nature – this is your place. The whitewashed main town cascades down a hilltop.
Top 10 Things to Do on Serifos Island
As a summer local, I can say the top things to do on Serifos – an “undiscovered” Greek island – revolve around appreciating its undeveloped wild landscape, stunning beaches and authentic Cycladic island atmosphere. Here are the top 10 things to do on Serifos island…
Race on a Greek Island
Love running? Wouldn’t you love to race on a Greek island course through a stunning, environmentally protected area of secluded beaches and rocky slopes? All the while the sun sets around you melting into a swirl of red and orange on the horizon. Welcome to the Serifos Sunset Race experience.
Best Restaurants on Serifos
I look forward to dining at the best restaurants on Serifos every time I go. Here’s a handy rundown of where to eat on this beautiful Cycladic island.
Best Beaches of Serifos
The best beaches of Serifos are just as nature intended. Here’s a comprehensive list of the beautiful beaches that ring this off-the-beaten-path Cycladic isle.
The Venetian Castle of Serifos
A steep walk up a series of whitewashed steps leads to the historic Venetian castle of Serifos, a place that offers some of the best views on the island.
The Cascading Chora of Serifos
The Chora of Serifos is the island’s main town. The whitewashed village cascades down a rocky island peak, making it a unique place in Greece to explore.
Hiking the Mining Trail of Serifos
Hiking the mining trail of Serifos, I couldn’t hep but wonder what untold stories still echo through those abandoned island hills and dark caves that once bustled with activity.
Hiking on Serifos: Monopati Trail
Hiking in Serifos guarantees spectacular views that can only be experienced in the Cycladic islands. The historic Monopati is a hike full of panoramic moments.
Carnival on the Greek Islands: Kapetania of Serifos
Celebrating carnival in the Greek islands is a joyous time of the year. Think costumes, parties and good times. The kapetania in Serifos is a unique local tradition, a costume parade that has more meaning than meets the eye.
Ta Fota: Ephiphany on a Greek Island
On the Epiphany, a Greek Orthodox holiday called Ta Fota, men dive into the chilly sea to swim to race to something of meaning. I found out why on Serifos island.