Serifos is a small island of the Cyclades complex, located in close distance from Athens. This is why Serifos is a popular weekend destination, as many Athenians hop there for short summer breaks. Life in Serifos mostly concentrates in Chora, a picturesque town with Cycladic style constructed on the slopes of a hill, while a lot of nice beaches are found along the coastline. Most beautiful beaches include Livadi, Livadakia, Psili Ammos, Ganema, Vagia and others. The most interesting sightseeing in Serifos is the Old Mines, just above the village of Megalo Livadi. These mines are abandoned today, but they were the place of a historic strike in the early 20th century.
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Church of Agios Konstantinos
The picturesque chapel is located at the top of Kastro, on the highest spot of Chora (251m). Its location provides an amazing view of the sea and the close islands.
The mines of Serifos, which have now been abandoned, provided an important income to the inhabitants of the island till 1964, when they closed. They also worked in ancient times.
Monastery of Taxiarches
The Monastery of Taxiarches is the most important on the island. Located about 10 km north of Chora, the monastery was founded around 1600 and its architecture looks like a fortress.
The Archaeological Museum is located in Chora, the capital of the island. It exhibits mostly Hellenistic and Roman antiquities, such as parts of temples, funeral columns, and statues.
The old and ruined Castle of Grias is situated above Koutalas Serifos. The name of the castle means the Castle of the Old Woman and it is constructed on a hill overlooking the Aegean Sea.