What to See in Serifos
Sightseeing - Serifos (Chora)
A walk through the city will give you the chance to visit its main sights. Do not forget to visit:
Piatsa, the scenic, paved, marble square in the heart of Chora, where the City Hall Mansion is.
The Archeological Collection Museum, with antiquities from the Late Hellenistic and Romaic Period.
The Folk Museum in Kato Chora.
The ruins of the Venetian castle on top of a hill.
The church of Jesus and its chapel of Aghia Sofia, in Kastro.
The remarkable post Byzantine churches of Aghios Athansios (Metropolitan Church), Evaggelismos, Aghios Eleutherios and Aghios Konstantinos.
The restored wind mills.
Paspari, a spring with arches.
The coastal settlement Aghios Sostis with its homonym chapel and Lias Bay, 6.5 km E.
The coastal village Aghios Ioannis with its homonym chapel, 8 km NE.
Sightseeing - Serifos
Sights worth visiting
The remarkable post Byzantine churches of the area, such as Aghios Nikolaos and Aghios Ioannis Prodromos, with their remarkable frescos of the 17th century.
The monument dedicated to four miners who were shot during the strike of 1916 fighting for better working conditions. After this bloody strike, the mines were closed permanently.
The abandoned gold, iron and copper mines, with the deserted mansions and the council houses. The rusty rails, the mine-wagons and storage bin are still preserved in the old mine.
The nearby Megalo Chorio, which in the period of 1880-1912 was the most important center of the island.
Monastery of Taksiarches
It is the most significant monument of Serifos. The monastery of Taksiarches is like a fortress and was built in the beginning of the 17th century. In the past, it was often invaded by pirates due to its wealth. The wooden Episcopal throne and the Alexandrian epitaph are worth seeing. You can visit the monastery only from the consent of the monk. It is located 9.5 km north of Chora.
KOUTALA CAVE or KYKLOPAS cave is located west of Koutala bay. The cave was covered by rocks and was discovered by accident when its entrance was connected to the halls where people were extracting minerals. It has stalactites and stalagmites of strange shapes, while various findings that have been uncovered from the cave suggest that the latter was used as a place of worship in antiquity.