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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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 San Antonio - Small Luxury Hotels of the World
Enjoying a secluded location, in the outskirts of Imerovigli, with stunning sea views, San Antonio features a Spa and an infinity pool amid exotic gardens. Free WiFi is available in all areas. more...
 La Perla Villas and Suites
La Perla Villas and Suites is a cluster of cave houses in the heart of the Caldera, in Oia, offering panoramic views of the seas and the Oia coastline. more...
 Exclusive Plan Suites
Featuring Caldera views, Exclusive Plan Suites is located in Firostefani, 2.2 mi from the Volcano and offers apartments with a private balcony or terrace featuring a hot tub and viewing the sea. more...
 Kokkinos Villas
Kokkinos Villas is in Akrotiri. It offers direct views of the famous Santorini caldera (cliffs) and the volcano. The popular Caldera Beach, with view of the volcano and the cliffs, is 500 ft away. more...
 Costa Grand Resort & Spa
Perfectly located right on the cosmopolitan black sandy beach of Kamari, Costa Grand Resort & Spa offers luxury accommodation with a private beach area.The property offers sun beds and umbrellas a few more...
 Loizos Stylish Residences
Just 66 feet from the famous Caldera-volcano-and-sunset viewpoint in Fira, Loizos Apartments offers accommodations coupled with pool facilities, close to the center of Fira. more...
 Callia Retreat Suites - Adults Only
Located in Fira, Callia Retreat Suites - Adults Only features an outdoor pool and a poolside snack bar graced by swaying palm trees. more...
 Charisma Suites
On a hill in Oia village, Charisma Suites has an outdoor pool, a snack bar and Cycladic-style accommodations overlooking the Caldera and the Aegean Sea from their terrace. more...
 Kasimatis by La Perla
Kasimatis by La Perla, built in accordance with the Cycladic style, enjoy a privileged location at the top of Imerovigli with breathtaking views of the Blue Aegean Sea and the volcanic island of more...
 Athermi Suites - Adults Only
Boasting Aegean Sea and Caldera views from their furnished balcony, Athermi offers luxurious suites in Megalochori of Santorini. It features a pool with a sun terrace and a poolside snack bar. more...
 Marizan Caves & Villas
Located in Oia, 1.7 mi from Baxedes Beach and 3.7 mi from Cape Columbo Beach, Marizan Caves & Villas features accommodations with free WiFi, air conditioning, a bar and a garden. more...
 Chic Hotel Santorini
With a magnificent view over the sea and the volcano, within a 10 minutes' walk from the center of Fira, Chic Hotel Santorini offers charming accommodations with kitchenette, fridge, air condition, more...
 Milos Villas Hotel
Milos Villas is located in a very quite area yet only 2625 feet from the center of Fira. The hotel offers warm and friendly accommodations enjoying view of the Aegean Sea. more...
 White Pearl Villas
Carved into the volcanic rocks of Oia, White Pearl Villas offer individual accommodations with breathtaking views over the Caldera, the Aegean Sea and the Volcano. more...
 Epavlis Hotel & Spa
In a prime location overlooking Kamari bay, this luxurious hotel features 2 pools including a heated one, and rooms with beautiful views of the bay. more...
 Gizis Exclusive
Featuring a pool with Caldera view, Gizis Exclusive enjoys a prime location on the cliff of Imerovigli. It offers accommodations with free public WiFi and free parking. more...
 Dana Villas & Infinity Suites
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...
 Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa
Just a 5-minute walk of the center of Oía Village of Santorini and surrounded by greenery, Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa offers views of the Aegean Sea, 5 infinity pools and a 24-hour fitness more...
 Alti Santorini Suites
Enjoying panoramic views over the Caldera and the Aegean Sea, Alti Santorini Suites offers minimal-style suites with outdoor and individual, heated plunge pools with hydromassage facilities. more...
 Remezzo Villas
On the renowned Caldera, with Aegean Sea views, Remezzo features a pool with terrace, and a selection of accommodations with whitewashed porches. There is the option of a rich breakfast buffet. more...
 West East Suites
Located in the scenic village of Imerovigli, West East Suites offers minimal accommodations with breathtaking views over the caldera or the Aegean Sea. more...
 Aegean Plaza Hotel
Located within the magnificent Kamari area of Santorini 164 feet from a black sandy beach, the fully renovated Aegean Plaza Hotel awaits you offering traditional interiors with current elements. more...
 Maison Des Lys - Luxury Suites
Overlooking the Aegean Sea and the volcanic rocks of Santorini, Maison Des Lys provides a pool and restaurant. It features elegant suites with free Wi-Fi and balcony or terrace. more...
 Santolia Art Suites
Featuring sea views, a terrace and free WiFi, Santolia Art Suites is located in Oia, 2297 feet from Katharos Beach and 2.5 mi from Cape Columbo Beach. more...
 Meltemi Village Hotel
Meltemi Village Hotel is conveniently located only 1148 ft. from the black sandy beach of Perissa, and right in the middle of the area's main activities. more...




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