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Serifos is known as "the barren one" and for good reason: it is one of the least green island of the Cyclades. According to legend, though, its one-time king Polydeukes was turned to stone along with everything that was beautiful on the island. The story, more like the script for a soap opera than a section of popular mythodology, goes as follows. Perseus was reputedly washed up on these rocky shores as a boy along with his mother Danae.

The pair were locked in a box and tossed into the sea by Danae's vengeful husband as a result of her gaving birth to Perseus after her mating with Zeus, the Father of Gods. Danae's great beauty also brought the unwanted attentions of the King of Serifos, so Perseus punished the lascivious Polydeukes by slaying the snake-haired Gorgon Medusa and brandishing her head before the king who was duly petrified. So, Serifos island is so barren that the ancients invented such an unbelievable story to explain it

The capital Serifos Town is built on a hill that overlooks the bay and Livadi, the harbor. Like most Cycladic capital towns, Chora is densely built, resembling a fortress, to defend itself from the frequent pirate raids that ravaged it until the 17th century. Serifos used to derive its wealth from its mining industry, and, in the beginning of the 20th century, it was the site of some of the first violent industrial action to hit the then industrializing country.

Today, the island of Serifos is sparsely populated and it relies on tourism to make ends meet.It is a quiet destination, fit for families and people who are looking for peace and beauty in their vacations. Its local cuisine is typical Cycladic, based on organically-grown vegetables and seafood, and it also produces a distrinct range of desserts.



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Kastro Oia Houses, Oia
Kastro Oia Houses is located in Oía, just 4.3 miles from Fira. The property is air conditioned and features a spa tub. Kamari is 8 miles from the property. All units feature a satellite flat-screen more...
 Hyperion Oia Suites
Hyperion Oia Suites, Oia
Featuring free WiFi, Hyperion Oia Suites offers accommodations in Oía. Fira is 4.3 miles away. The property is air conditioned and is fitted with a sitting and dining area. more...
 Kima Villas Suites
Kima Villas Suites, Oia
Located in Oía, 4 miles from Fira, Kima Villas Suites features an outdoor pool and views of the sea. Kamari is 8 miles from the property. more...
 Aeifos
Aeifos, Oia
Aeifos is located in Oía, just 4.2 miles from Fira. Kamari is 8 miles from the property. The pet-friendly property is air conditioned and is equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. more...
 Rimida Villas
Rimida Villas, Oia
Showcasing a sun terrace and hot tub, Rimida Villas is located in Oía. The property features a hot tub. Fira is 3.8 miles away. more...
 Gabbiano Apartments
Gabbiano Apartments, Oia
Set on a natural volcanic cliff, Gabbiano Appartments are located near the entrance of Oias’s village. more...
 Canaves Oia Epitome
Canaves Oia Epitome, Oia
Located on the Northen part of the cosmopolitan town of Oia, Canaves Oia Epitome is set above the picturesque fishing town of Ammoudi. more...
 Homeric Poems
Homeric Poems, Firostefani
Featuring free WiFi and air conditioning, Homeric Poems is located in Firostefani, just 4 miles from Oía. Fira is 547 yards away. All units feature a flat-screen TV. more...
 Aeon Villa
Aeon Villa, Fira
Aeon Villa is a villa located in Fira in the Fira City Centre district, just 4.3 miles from Oia. The property features views of the sea and is 4 miles from Kamari. more...
 Nostos Apartments
Nostos Apartments, Oia
In Oia, these Santorini Apartments feature local character, hand-crafted furniture and private porches overlooking the volcano and the sea. more...
 Strogili
Strogili, Oia
Showcasing a seasonal outdoor pool and views of the sea, Strogili is located in Oía in the region of Santoríni. Fira is 3.9 miles away. All units are air conditioned and feature a satellite TV. more...
 Mythique Villas & Suites
Mythique Villas & Suites, Oia
Mythique Villas offers elegant, Cycladic-style accommodation in Oia. Each villa includes a private pool. The beaches of Ammoudi and Armeni are just 1 km away. more...
 Kamares Apartments
Kamares Apartments, Fira
Featuring free WiFi and air conditioning, Kamares Apartments is located in Fira, just 5 miles from Oía. Kamari is 3.8 miles away. Free private parking is available on site. more...
 Solstice Luxury Suites
Solstice Luxury Suites, Oia
Solstice Luxury Suites offers accommodations in Oía. The property is air conditioned and is equipped with a hot tub. Fira is 4.1 miles away. more...
 Annio Flats
Annio Flats, Imerovigli
Cycladic style Annio Flats is in Imerovigli at the highest point of the Caldera. It offers apartments with stunning views of the Aegean Sea, Skaros Castle and the Santorini volcano. more...




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