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Serifos (Greek: Σέριφος, Latin: Seriphus, also Seriphos; Seriphos: Eth. Seriphios: Serpho) is a Greek island municipality in the Aegean Sea, located in the western Cyclades, south of Kythnos and northwest of Sifnos. It is part of the Milos regional unit.

SThe area is 75.207 square kilometres (29.038 sq mi) and the population was 1,420 at the 2011 census. It is located about 170 kilometres (92 nautical miles) ESE of the Athenian port of Piraeus.

In Greek mythology, Serifos is where Danaë and her infant son Perseus washed ashore after her father Acrisius, in response to an oracle that his own grandson would kill him, set them adrift at sea in a wooden chest. When Perseus returned to Serifos with the head of the Gorgon Medusa, he turned Polydektes, the king of Serifos, and his retainers into stone as punishment for the king's attempt to marry his mother by force.

In antiquity, the island was proverbial for the alleged muteness of its frogs. During the Roman imperial period, Serifos was a place of exile. After 1204 it became a minor dependency of the Venetian dukes of the Archipelago. In the late 19th century Serifos experienced a modest economic boom from the exploitation of the island's extensive iron ore deposits. The mines closed in the 1960s, and Serifos now depends on tourism and small-scale agriculture.

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Visit Serifos and savour the quaint beauty of the islands of the Cyclades complex, just 2 1/2 hours away from Piraeus port by hydrofoil, or 4 hours by ferry.Enjoy the sun and the sea in one of the 72 beaches of the island, among which are Livadakia, Mega Livadi, Koutalas, Agios Sostis, Psili Ammos, Sykamia, Vagia..


Explore Serifos’s sights,where are they located and how to get there by visiting this link


Discover Serifo's old monasteries and churcies and their connection to the history and the tradition of Serifos.


In Serifos there are more than 116 countryside churches and monasteries! Festivals take place on several occasions over the year


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