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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
Located in Vourvoulos village, Santorini Villas "Traditional House" features self-catering accommodations with a seasonal, outdoor pool and views of the Aegean Sea. more...
 Three Harites
Less than 328 feet from the famous Black Beach in Perissa, this elegant studio complex offers free public Wi-Fi, and a pool with sun-lounger terrace. All units are air-conditioned and self-catered. more...
 Karat Suites
Located in Vóthon, 3.3 miles from Kamari, Karat Suites has a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and free WiFi. more...
 Infinity Suites & Dana Villas
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...
 White Harmony Suites
Located in Megalochori, a 12-minute walk from Thermes Beach and 2.9 miles from Santorini Port, White Harmony Suites provides accommodations with free WiFi, air conditioning, a garden and a terrace. more...
 Elements of Caldera Suites
Blending traditional architecture with modern touches, Elements of Caldera Suites is set in Akrotiri. The hotel features 12 suites, each with Caldera and sea views. more...
 Desiterra Suites and Villas
Located 1.5 mi from the cente of Fira, in Exo Gialos, Desiterra Suites and Villas is a complex of elegantly decorated houses, each with a private pool and a terrace with sun loungers. more...
 Villa Irini Studios
Located 148 feet from Kamari Beach and 2.5 mi from Santorini Airport, the family-run Villa Irini offers studios with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. An outdoor pool provides relaxation. more...
 Santorini Traditional Suites
Featuring an outdoor pool and sun terrace, Santorini Traditional Suites offers pet-friendly accommodations in the traditional village of Vothonas. more...
 Mellow Luxury Cave
Featuring a garden and free WiFi, Mellow Luxury Cave is located in Foinikiá. A hot tub and a bicycle rental service are available for guests. The hotel has family rooms. more...
 Arlene Boutique
Boasting an outdoor pool with sunbeds and umbrellas, the Cycladic-style Villa Arlene Boutique is located in Messaria Village. more...
 Fava Eco Suites
Located at the highest point of the traditional village of Finikia, Fava Eco Residences offers self catering accommodations in Santorini. more...
 Homeric Poems
Built on the cliff of Firostefani, Homeric Poems is an awarded hotel offering luxurious accommodations. Its boutique rooms, as well as the hotel swimming pool, enjoy spectacular views of the caldera. more...
 Villa Toula
The Villa Toula, located in the heart of Fira on the cosmopolitan island Santorini, is a family-run establishment. Wi-Fi is free in public areas and rooms are air conditioned. more...
 Alti Santorini Suites
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...
 Tristhenia
Centrally located in Perissa, just 623 feet from Perissa Beach, Tristhenia features an outdoor pool and sun terrace. Free WiFi is available throughout. more...
 Zorbas Hotel Santorini
Located in Pyrgos, 1148 feet from the caldera, Zorbas Hotel Santorini offers elegant, cycladic-style rooms with free WiFi. more...
 Nectarios Villa - Studios & Suites
Located in the picturesque town of Fira, the family-run Nectarios Villa offers traditional self-catering accommodations with free Wi-Fi access. more...
 Abelis Canava Luxury Suites
Abelis Canava Luxury Suites in Vóthon provides adults only accommodations with a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a garden and a terrace. A hot tub and a bicycle rental service are available for more...
 Aeon Suites - Adults Only
Located in the picturesque village of Pyrgos, in the center of Santorini, Eon Suites is perched on the cliff just below the medieval castle. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. more...
 Villa Olympia
Located 820 feet from Perivolos Beach, Villa Olympia includes a pool with hot tub and a poolside snack bar. It offers air-conditioned accommodations with Aegean Sea and garden views. more...
 Galaxy Suites & Villas
With a privileged position, on the crest of Santorini's caldera, Galaxy Suites & Villas features an infinity pool with stunning views over the Caldera, a poolside lounge area with cabanas, and a more...
 Rampelia Apartments
Boasting an outdoor pool, Rampelia Apartments is set in the scenic Imerovigli. Enjoy panoramic sunrise views from this property. Free WiFi is provided. more...
 Lava Suites & Lounge
Overlooking the sea, the volcano and the imposing caldera of Santorini, Lava Suites & Lounge is along the path that connects Fira with Firostefani. more...
 Babis Hotel
Located in scenic Karterados, in Santorini, family-run Babis Hotel features a pool.The hotel offers breakfast and free WiFi. more...




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