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Serifos is known as "the barren one" and for good reason: it is one of the least green island of the Cyclades. According to legend, though, its one-time king Polydeukes was turned to stone along with everything that was beautiful on the island. The story, more like the script for a soap opera than a section of popular mythodology, goes as follows. Perseus was reputedly washed up on these rocky shores as a boy along with his mother Danae.

The pair were locked in a box and tossed into the sea by Danae's vengeful husband as a result of her gaving birth to Perseus after her mating with Zeus, the Father of Gods. Danae's great beauty also brought the unwanted attentions of the King of Serifos, so Perseus punished the lascivious Polydeukes by slaying the snake-haired Gorgon Medusa and brandishing her head before the king who was duly petrified. So, Serifos island is so barren that the ancients invented such an unbelievable story to explain it

The capital Serifos Town is built on a hill that overlooks the bay and Livadi, the harbor. Like most Cycladic capital towns, Chora is densely built, resembling a fortress, to defend itself from the frequent pirate raids that ravaged it until the 17th century. Serifos used to derive its wealth from its mining industry, and, in the beginning of the 20th century, it was the site of some of the first violent industrial action to hit the then industrializing country.

Today, the island of Serifos is sparsely populated and it relies on tourism to make ends meet.It is a quiet destination, fit for families and people who are looking for peace and beauty in their vacations. Its local cuisine is typical Cycladic, based on organically-grown vegetables and seafood, and it also produces a distrinct range of desserts.



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Abelonas Village, Megalochori
Located in Megalochori village, just 984 feet from Caldera Cliffs, Abelonas Village features an outdoor swimming pool, a plunge pool with hydromassage facilities and a pool bar. more...
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Abelis Canava Luxury Suites, Vóthon
Abelis Canava Luxury Suites in Vóthon features an outdoor swimming pool and a garden. Featuring room service, this property also provides guests with a terrace. more...
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White Harmony Suites, Megalochori
Located in Megalochori, 2.9 miles from Santorini Port, White Harmony Suites provides free WiFi and sea views. All units feature air conditioning and a flat-screen TV. more...
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Santorini Villas, Vourvoulos
Located in Vourvoulos village, Santorini Villas "Traditional House" features self-catering accommodations with a seasonal, outdoor pool and views of the Aegean Sea. more...
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Allure Suites, Firostefani
Offering views of the Aegean Sea and volcano from their furnished balcony, Allure Suites is one mile from lively Fira. more...
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Infinity Suites & Dana Villas, Firostefani
Located in a peaceful area outside Fira’s center, Dana Villas offer views of the volcano and the famous Santorini sunset. The elegant rooms are decorated in the traditional Cycladic style. more...
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Zorbas Hotel Santorini, Pyrgos
Located in Pyrgos, 1148 feet from the caldera, Zorbas Hotel Santorini offers elegant, cycladic-style rooms with free WiFi. more...
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Babis Hotel, Karterados
Located in scenic Karterados, in Santorini, family-run Babis Hotel features a pool and free airport or port transfer. The hotel offers breakfast and free WiFi. more...
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May Seven Suites - Adults Only, Megalochori
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Alta Vista Suites, Firostefani
Featuring a pool and a sun terrace with panoramic views over the Caldera and the Aegean Sea, the Cycladic-style Alta Vista Suites is centrally located in Imerovigli Village of Santorini. more...
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Anna Traditional Apartments, Kamari
Anna Traditional Apartments is a complex of comfortably furnished Cycladic-style accommodations with free WiFi, and a shared outdoor pool. more...
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Amity Suites - Adults Only, Fira
Offering an outdoor pool with panoramic views of the sea, Amity Suites - Adults Only is located in Fira. Free WiFi is available throughout. more...
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Remvi Suites, Firostefani
Located in Firostefani, one of the most beautiful spots of the famous Santorini cliffs, Remvi Suites offers panoramic views to the volcano, the caldera and the Aegean Sea. more...
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Skyfall Suites - Adults Only, Pyrgos
Located in the scenic village of Pyrgos Kallistis, Skyfall Suites offers Cycladic-style accommodations with private pools or outdoor hot tubs. more...
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Andromeda Villas & Spa Resort, Imerovigli
The elegant Andromeda Villas & Spa Resort are located in scenic Imerovigli, 984 feet above the dramatic Caldera. more...




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