6 days of luxury on the water from Athens to Serifos
Bring the pace of Greek island life down a few notches at Serifos island, the unembellished and elegant secret of the Cyclades.
Trip checkins are on Saturdays, at 5:00p.m. and you’ll be checking out from your yacht in Serifos on Thursday, at 5:00p.m.
- One way trip
- Ideal trip to combine with another holiday stay
- Discover low key destinations
- Get inside tips from a local
What you need to know
Capacity: Up to 6 people
Yacht type: Sailing yacht
Departs from: Athens
Duration: 6 days, accommodation for 5 nights
Nearest airport: ATH – Athens, El Venizelos – Greece
ON THE WAY TO SERIFOS ISLAND
You’ll sail from Athens down along the Athenian riviera, towards the port of Sounio. Should you arrive early at the port, visit the Temple of Poseidon to see a marvelous Aegean sunset. You’ll be heading onto Serifos first thing in the morning.
To travel to Serifos is to return to the basics of island life. A mining island from antiquity all the way to the mid 1800’s, Serifos never strayed from its unembellished roots. Adorned in traditional Cycladic blue and white, the port of Livadi lies at the foot of the island’s imposing mountain. As you’re arriving to Livadi, you can see inviting Serifos Town nestled on the sloping mountain.
THINGS TO DO IN SERIFOS
Though Serifos has a number of beaches along the coastline, its ambiance best suits those looking for quiet holidays. Serifos Town is made up of an upper and lower neighbourhood. Perched precariously at the highest point of Serifos town is the chapel of St. John. It was built on the ruins of the temple of Athena which, according to Greek mythology, was the purported burial place of the head of Medusa. It’s well worth the climb up to Serifos town, as the best view of the island is from here. A number of windmills adorn the town, while you’ll find the island’s Archeological and a Folk museum here as well. Although not known for its nightlife, Serifos does have a few bars that can be found at the port and along the beach of Livadi.
Near the port of Livadi is a long beach that goes by the same name. During the summer, it’s the island’s busiest, with a number of taverns and cafes setting up tables right on the sand. You’ll find a lone blue-domed church keeping you company at Agios Sostis beach – the Tamarisk trees will offer precious shade as well. An old mining town, Megalo Livadi is now a secluded and family-friendly destination populated by a few local taverns. The beach of Vagia is part of Greece’s NATURA natural reserve, a safe haven for indigenous flora and fauna. Sikamia is a secluded northern beach that you might have all to yourself, while Ganema is a favorite for yachters who moor in its calm and brilliant ruby waters.