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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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 May Seven Suites - Adults Only May Seven Suites - Adults Only     
Megalochori
May Seven Suites - Adults Only is located in Megalokhórion, just 0.4 miles from Santorini Port. Free private parking is available on site. more...
 Aperto Suites - Adults Only Aperto Suites - Adults Only     
Fira
Perched on Caldera cliff, in the heart of Fira Town, Aperto Suites - Adults Only offers minimally decorated suites with hot tub or spa bath, and views over the Aegean Sea and the volcano. more...
 The Vasilicos The Vasilicos     
Imerovigli
Offering an outdoor heated pool and a restaurant, the traditionally built The Vasilicos is located in the village of Imerovigli, right on the Caldera, on the island of Santorini. more...
 Secret Legend Suites Secret Legend Suites     
Oía
Secret Legend Suites is located in Oía, 2.6 miles from Cape Columbo Beach and 219 yards from Naval Museum of Oia. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV. more...
 Andronis Concept Wellness Resort Andronis Concept Wellness Resort     
Imerovigli
Andronis Concept Wellness Resort is located in Imerovíglion, just 0.9 miles from Skaros. The resort has a seasonal outdoor pool and spa center, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. more...
 Ducato Di Oia Ducato Di Oia     
Oía
Situated on the cliffs of Oia, Ducato Di Oia boasts magnificent Aegean Sea and volcano views. ?ost rooms feature a private indoor or outdoor heated plunge pool. more...
 Vacation Home  Caipirinha Residence Vacation Home Caipirinha Residence     
Imerovigli
Featuring a terrace, Caipirinha Residence is a vacation home, located in Imerovíglion. The property is 0.6 miles from Skaros and features views of the sea. more...
 Villas  Poseidon Mansion Sunset Villas Poseidon Mansion Sunset     
Oía
Located in Oia Village, Poseidon Mansion Sunset offers a hot tub. It features a fully equipped and tastefully decorated unit with free WiFi access and views of the Aegean Sea and the caldera. more...
 Santorini's Balcony Art Houses Santorini's Balcony Art Houses     
Imerovigli
Santorini's Balcony is nestled on the famous Caldera in Imerovigli. It features an outdoor pool, a bar and a sunbathing terrace with views of the Aegean Sea and the sunset. more...
 Ambassador Santorini Luxury Villas & Suites Ambassador Santorini Luxury Villas & Suites     
Akrotiri
Enjoying panoramic views of the volcano and the Aegean Sea, the 5-star Ambassador Santorini Luxury Villas & Suites features elegant accommodations, each with a private pool. more...
 Lilium Santorini Villa Lilium Santorini Villa     
Fira
Situated along the rim of the Caldera, Lilium Villa offers a pool with hydromassage facilities. Rooms overlook the Aegean Sea and the volcano, and Wi-Fi is complimentary in the entire hotel. more...
 Apartments  Vallais Villa Apartments Vallais Villa     
Imerovigli
Vallais Villa is situated in Imerovigli, providing charming studios with private balconies offering panoramic sea and caldera views. The complex consists of traditionally furnished apartments. more...
 Langas Villas Langas Villas     
Imerovigli
Featuring a rooftop terrace with a pool and lounge chairs, the Langas Villas offers far-reaching views of the caldera, neighboring islands and sunset. more...
 Condo Hotel  Homeric Poems Condo Hotel Homeric Poems     
Firostefani
Built on the cliff of Firostefani, Homeric Poems is an awarded hotel offering luxurious accommodation. Its boutique rooms, as well as the hotel swimming pool, enjoy spectacular views of the caldera. more...
 Amity Suites - Adults Only Amity Suites - Adults Only     
Fira
Offering an outdoor pool with panoramic views of the sea, Amity Suites - Adults Only is located in Fira. Free WiFi is available throughout. more...

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