As the ferry draws into Livadi Bay, we see a classic island ahead: bustling port, sandy beach, backed by hilltop Chora. We also notice the tempting kalderimi leading up to the island’s spine, dramatically crossing what looks from this angle like an almost sheer bare rock face.​

Serifos for walkers

  • Old stone ways, paths and tracks criss-crossing farmed valleys and bare hillsides

  • About forty beaches, bays and coves

  • Scattered hill villages and seaside communities

  • The remains of the mining activity which ended in the mid 20th century

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Staying on Serifos 

Most of the accommodation is at Livadi and Livadakia; villas, hotels, apartments and studios, with just a few rooms in Chora, Rammos, and a hotel near Aghios Sostis. There’s a campsite at Livadakia, with hot running water, a restaurant, a cafe and a mini market.

 

Getting around Serifos 

There’s just one bus route, regularly running between Livadi and Chora, plus occasional trips in high season to the villages and there is some car, scooter and quad bike hire and four taxi firms

 

Livadi is a popular yachting port, and marina facilities are being built (2015 onwards). Charters are available, but there’s little in the way of dayboat trips.

Getting to Serifos 

Serifos is well connected; two and a half hours from Piraeus on regular fast ferry links on the Milos and Santorini lines, plus some older ships on inter-Cyclades runs.

  • Daily sailings from Pireaus, taking about 2 hours on Speedrunner & Seajets, continuing to Sifnos, Milos, Folegandros, Santorini, Ios

  • The Artemis (Hellenic Seaways) travels two or three days a week between Syros, Paros, Serifos, Sifnos, Kimolos and Milos

  • Zante Ferries Adamantios Korais and Andreas Kalvos connect Piraeus with Serifos and other Western Cyclades nine times a week

 

 

Maps and other information

Three hiking maps are available, all at 1:25000 scale.

  • Anavasi 10.25, published in 2017 ISBN: 978-960-8195-257, also available digitally;

 anavasi.gr/index.php?route=product/category&path=230_221

Walking the Islands is a source of walking routes on Greek islands, from short strolls to longer walks and hikes. We describe footpaths, tracks, trails and the old monopatia or kalderimia, the stone roads which formed the islands' transport network for centuries.

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