According to Mythology, Serifos was the home to the hero Perseus who cut off the head of the Gorgon Medusa – the only mortal of the three Gorgon sisters who had living snakes for hair and glance which turned men to stone.
Snow-white houses with colorful windows, limpid narrow streets, small churches with white or blue domes, traditional windmills, golden sandy beaches that are waiting for you to discover them… This is Serifos, a Cyclades painting! We suggest that you don’t leave the island before you visit the following places: the monastery on the north of the island (in the morning the monk may give you a tour followed by a small tsipouro). Explore the mines at Mega Livadi (you can walk into the tunnels but don’t go in too far). And, especially if you go off-season, bring sturdy shoes and follow the endless trails all over the island.
The residents of Serifos still maintain their traditions and their customs. Therefore, at its restaurants and taverns you shall have the chance to taste the local specialties and foods.
Some of the traditional dishes of Serifos are: fennel pancakes, sun-dried tomatoes, chickpea soup, fava bean puree that is also served in festivals, local sausages, skepastaria, sour skim-milk cheese, skim-milk cheese.
You must also taste the local wine, with the special taste and colour, as well as souma, which is a kind of raki.