Located on the picturesque Cycladic island of Serifos, 2 1/2 hours from the main port of Pireaus, Athens. Our house is in an area called Karavi with panoramic views of the Aegean and little else, yet only 5 mins by car to the bustling port town of Livadi.
Serifos : Serifos is an island renowned for its excellent food and relaxed atmosphere. It is a popular summer resort amongst the Greeks, but has not been too commercialized since the mass tourism hasn't reached this little pearl just yet.
The locals have lived off iron and copper mining since ancient years, together with fishing and some farming, mainly figs and olives. They are very friendly, and if you are lucky, you might be able to see some of their traditional celebrations of marriage, saints and other happy occasions.
Our teenage children have been happy to spend their summers here every year. This is not the island for you if you are looking for neon lights and crowded shopping streets.
Serofos Beaches: Some of the finest beaches in the Cyclades cluster are located on Serifos Island. Its coast offers over 70 long stretches of sand and small quaint coves that are sheltered from the Aegean Sea winds.
All Serifos Beaches are known for their crystal clear waters, while some have trees that provide shade for swimmers and sunbathers.
SERIFOS MYTHOLOGY: Serifos is the location where the mythological tale of Medusa took place. Akrisios, the King of Argos, was told by an oracle that his grandson would be responsible for his downfall, so he locked his daughter Danae in the palace. In spite of this precaution, Zeus, who was in love with Danae, managed to leave her with child by appearing in the form of golden rain. Once Danae gave birth to her son Perseas, Akrisios put both of them into a box and threw it into the sea.
The box washed up on the shores of Serfios and was found by King Polydektis, who also fell in love with Danae. Wanting to get rid of Perseas, Polydektis sent him to kill Medusa, the mythological creature who turned people into stone by looking at them. With the help of the god, Perseas killed the monster. Athena gave him a shield with which he could reflect Medusa's gaze and successfully attack her. Returning with the head of Medusa, Perseas turned Polydektis into stone.