undulating hills interspersed with small, fertile
valleys cover this picturesque island. The rocky
coastline is deeply indented with a succession
of coves and bays.
curious rock formations resemble human figures
which call to mind the myth of Danae, Perseus
and Medusa, as if these prehistoric inhabitants
of the island had been turned to stone. Ferries
call at Livadi, the sheltered port on the eastern
side of the island, where there is a long, horse
shoe-shaped sandy beach.
on the top of a steep hill, Hora or Serifos, the
main town of the island, with its little cube-shaped
houses and churches in the island style, with
its Venetian castle above, looks like a fairytale
fortress-like monastery of the Archangels (moni
Taxiarhon), near the village of Galani, which
houses some fine wall-paintings and important
books and manuscripts, is of special interest.
village of Panagia (which takes its name - meaning
'Our Lady' from the dedication of a fine 10th
centur church) commands a panaromic view of the
whole island. The greatest attraction of Serifos
is its magnificent beaches (Mega Livadi, Koutalas,
Agios Sostis, Psili Amos, Agios Ioanis, Sikamia).
However, it is a charm all of its own, something
in the unique 'atmosphere' of the island, which
attracts an ever-increasing number of visitors
from Greece and abroad.
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