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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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Santorini Villas, Vourvoulos
Located in Vourvoulos village, Santorini Villas "Traditional House" features self-catering accommodations with a seasonal, outdoor pool and views of the Aegean Sea. more...
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White Harmony Suites, Megalochori
Located in Megalochori, 2.9 miles from Santorini Port, White Harmony Suites provides free WiFi and sea views. All units feature air conditioning and a flat-screen TV. more...
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Infinity Suites - Dana Villas & Suites, Firostefani
Located in a peaceful area outside Fira’s center, Dana Villas offer views of the volcano and the famous Santorini sunset. The elegant rooms are decorated in the traditional Cycladic style. more...
 Anema Residence
Anema Residence, Vourvoulos
Anema Residence offers elegant, self-catering villas with private, plunge pools and furnished terraces surrounded by a 6,000-m² plot of herbs and vegetables. more...
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Zorbas Hotel Santorini, Pyrgos
Located in Pyrgos, 1148 feet from the caldera, Zorbas Hotel Santorini offers elegant, cycladic-style rooms with free WiFi. more...
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Skyfall Suites - Adults Only, Pyrgos
Located in the scenic village of Pyrgos Kallistis, Skyfall Suites offers Cycladic-style accommodations with private pools or outdoor hot tubs. more...
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Abelis Canava Luxury Suites, Vóthon
Abelis Canava Luxury Suites in Vóthon features an outdoor swimming pool and a garden. Featuring room service, this property also provides guests with a terrace. more...
 May Seven Suites - Adults Only
May Seven Suites - Adults Only, Megalochori
2.5 miles from Santorini Port, May Seven Suites - Adults Only is located in Megalochori and has air-conditioned rooms. All rooms feature a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private more...
 Remvi Suites
Remvi Suites, Firostefani
Located in Firostefani, one of the most beautiful spots of the famous Santorini cliffs, Remvi Suites offers panoramic views to the volcano, the caldera and the Aegean Sea. more...
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Alta Vista Suites, Firostefani
Featuring a pool and a sun terrace with panoramic views over the Caldera and the Aegean Sea, the Cycladic-style Alta Vista Suites is centrally located in Imerovigli Village of Santorini. more...
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Aethrio, Oia
Ideally located in the heart of Oia, Aethrio Hotel features spacious rooms and apartments with sunset views. more...
 Anemoessa Villa
Anemoessa Villa, Oia
Anemoessa Villa is only 0.6 mi from Oia’s center. It offers rooms with free Wi-Fi, homemade breakfast and panoramic views over the Aegean Sea. more...
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Alti Santorini Suites, Megalochori
Enjoying panoramic views over the Caldera and the Aegean Sea, Alti Santorini Suites offers minimal-style suites with outdoor and individual, heated plunge pools with hydromassage facilities. more...
 White & Co. Exclusive Island Villas
White & Co. Exclusive Island Villas, Pyrgos
Located in Pyrgos, 1.2 mi from Art Space Santorini, White & Co. features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. more...
 Ira Hotel & Spa
Ira Hotel & Spa, Firostefani
Set on the slopes of Santorini’s caldera, Ira Hotel is located in the village of Firostefani, within walking distance of Fira, the island’s capital. more...




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