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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...
 Dana Villas & Infinity Suites
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...
 Karat Suites
Located in Vóthon, 3.3 miles from Kamari, Karat Suites has a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and free WiFi. 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...
 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...
 Abelonas Village
Located in Megalochori village, just 984 feet from Caldera Cliffs, Abelonas Village features an outdoor swimming pool, a plunge pool with hydromassage facilities and a pool bar. more...
 Linos Suites
Located in Emporio Santorini, 1.3 miles from Perivolos Beach and 1.3 miles from Perissa Beach, Linos Suites provides air-conditioned accommodations with a balcony and free WiFi. more...
 BlackStone Luxury Suites
Set in Emporio Santorini, 0.7 mi from Perissa Black Beach, BlackStone Luxury Suites offers privacy, a garden and free WiFi. more...
 Suites of the Gods Cave Spa Hotel
Featuring breathtaking views of the caldera, volcano and Santorini, this luxurious boutique hotel offers exclusive spa facilities with complimentary à la carte breakfast, free internet access and free 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...
 Carlos Pension
Featuring a tavern with local flavors, the Cycladic-style Carlos Pension is in Akrotiri Village of Santorini, within one mile from the Red Beach. more...
 Esperas
Perched on a cliff, opposite the volcano and the islets, Esperas in Oia features a carved-into-the-rock pool, and offers accommodations with unrivaled views of the Aegean Sea. more...
 View Hotel by Secret
Featuring a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, bar and views of pool, View Hotel by Secret is located in Oia, 2.4 mi from Cape Columbo Beach. 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...
 Atalos Suites
In a courtyard with bougainvilleas, just a 5-minute walk from the black-sand beach of Kamari, Atalos Apartments & Suites features a pool. The suites offer free WiFi. more...
 Caldera's Memories
Caldera's Memories is positioned on the edge of Santorini's Caldera cliffs in Imerovigli. It offers well-appointed apartments with free wireless internet access and continental breakfast included. more...
 Pearl on the Cliff
Pearl on the Cliff offer a small swimming pool and a poolside bar. The complex is located in Imerovigli, Santorini’s most picturesque village, 0.6 mi from Fira. 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...
 Cavo Santo
Cavo Santo features an outdoor pool and scenic views of the world-renowned Santorini sunsets. Free WiFi is available throughout. more...
 Carpe Diem Santorini
Located in the scenic village of Pyrgos, Carpe Diem features luxurious suites with free Wi-Fi, private plunge pools and terraces overlooking the Aegean Sea and Santorini. more...
 Rimida Villas
Rimida Villas is a group of self-contained traditional dwellings, located in the picturesque area of Perivolas, on the outskirts of Oia. more...
 Caldera Stories private suites
Located in Megalochori, 2.5 miles from Santorini Port, Caldera Stories features a terrace and views of the sea. The property provides a concierge service, a tour desk and luggage storage for guests. more...
 Atrina Canava 1894
Housed in a former estate of the turn of the century, the Cycladic-style Atrina Canava 1894 is carved into the volcanic rock in the charming village of Oia. more...
 Grand View - Megalochori Santorini
Boasting breathtaking views of the volcano and Aegean Sea from its spacious terrace, Grand View is built on the edge of the Caldera Cliff, close to Megalochori Village. more...
 Honeymoon Petra Villas
Tucked into the rock with commanding views of Santorini archipelago, Petra Villas offers traditionally white-plastered rooms and apartments with free Wi-Fi. more...




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