Relatively less touristic than most other Cyclades, Serifos is a surprisingly green island with fertile valleys and a coastline full of bays and coves. Raw beauty and old traditions against wild mountains over 75 square kilometres and barely 1200 inhabitants make Serifos a natural hideaway for those who would rather avoid the tourist crowds.
The capital of the island, Hora, is built on a rock of sorts and dominated by a Venetian castle. Below and some five kilometres away is the coastal town of Livadi, protected from the north winds by the gulf. Wonder through the mills area at the entrance of the village, which features a main square with cafes and reflects the daily, laid-back life of the islanders.
Walk through the paths and dirt roads of Serifos to unveil its little sandy beaches and bays, observing the other islands around you as you make your way. In the distance the experienced traveller may differentiate the islands off the coast, those being Kimolos, Kythnos, Milos, Paros, Sifnos and Syros.
From an environmental perspective the island features special ecosystems underground, protected by legislation, in addition to the southern part of the island falling under the Natura 2000 network. The small islets around Serifos (Mikronisi, Serfiospoula and Vous) are all officially declared as regions of particular natural beauty.