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Sightseeing in Seriphos Island - what to see. Complete travel guide

The Greek island of Seriphos began to attract active travelers quite recently. It doesn’t differ with well-developed tourist infrastructure, but at the same time there are both comfortable hotels to stay and lots of interesting places to walk. There are several attractive beaches featuring pristine natural beauty on the island.
Greeks are quite sociable and emotional people by their nature. On Serifos, you will repeatedly see the communication between local residents who raise a voice, use gestures and interrupt … Open
The capital of Seriphos and the location of the most important attractions of the island is the town of the same name. The old castle on a hill surrounded by lots of different buildings has partially preserved there. The lovely church of Agios Konstandinos is one of those buildings; it’s among the most spectacular monuments. It’s noteworthy that the historic district of Seriphos is located in a beautiful mountain area, so travelers have an opportunity to admire the surrounding scenery while exploring the historic sights.
Ayiou Athanasiou square is the center of the capital; there are some interesting historical monuments around it. Here you can see a tiny church built in full compliance with national traditions, as well as the old town hall building. One of the spectacular historic buildings houses Stou Stratou cafe that is also the local attraction. Several windmills have survived in the vicinity of the capital; they can also be included in the recreation program. Since ancient times archaeological work hasn’t stopped on the island; the findings of scientists can be found in the local Archaeological Museum. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Locals believe that the legendary Cyclops Polyphemus who was deceived by the treacherous Odysseus lived on Serifos. There is neither confirmation of this point of view, nor, however, its … Open
An important religious object is in the immediate vicinity of the small Galani village. We are talking about the beautiful Monastery of the Archangels. This old monastery is famous for its artful decoration; many unique religious artifacts and paintings have preserved there. A part of the monastery is now converted into a museum representing a rich collection of old books and manuscripts. Another important religious landmark can be found in the village of Panagia; there you can see the beautiful Church of Our Lady. The church is located on a small hill; the age of former is more than thousand years.
Walks in the ancient village of Koutalas are popular among excursion lovers; there are the ruins of the Kastro tis Grias Castle. Many interesting legends are associated with this historical monument; in Greek name of Kastro tis Grias means the castle of the old woman. Nearby is the outstanding natural attraction, the Cave of Cyclops. According to one of the myths, bloodthirsty Cyclops who kidnapped locals lived in this cave in ancient times.
Serifos will definitely appeal to those who like hiking. There are many interesting cultural and natural sites that link together as well as well-maintained asphalt roads and narrow dirt … Open
In the 11th century active mining of iron ore was conducted on the island; some of the places have survived to our times. Numerous old villages, which have been preserved on the island, are of great interest. Almost all of them managed to preserve monuments of past centuries and unique atmosphere of national color.
Acquaintance with local delicacies and gastronomic traditions is an essential part of every vacation on Seriphos. Local taverns offer various interesting dishes that are not available in any other region of Greece. Louza is a popular meat delicacy. It is cooked from smoked pork meat with various spices. Vegetarian guests will be in love with revifada. It is a popular national chickpea dish that locals eat on an everyday basis.
A selection of hotels on the island of Seriphos is more than decent. Apartments are widespread, but there are several luxury beach hotels. Very unusual accommodation place is Coco-Mat Eco … Open
Various types of cheese are an essential part of the local gastronomic traditions. Cheese is often served together with wine. Some types of cheese are used in pies, and some are added to various salads. Seriphos is also famous for its delicious honey that is then used in various pastries and desserts. During gastronomic tours, travelers can visit local farms and apiaries where they will certainly be offered to try the most delicious locally sourced food.
Almond is another important symbol of Seriphos. There are several large almond plantations on the island, and travelers can visit them during excursions. Small packages with almond are also a popular souvenir that tourists enjoy buying. Finally, it is important to mention local wineries. According to wine connoisseurs, local wine produced on Seriphos is close to the classical Crete wine. Serfiotiko is the most popular local variety of the drink. It is possible to buy it in virtually every grocery shop on the island.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Seriphos Island
♥   Castle 'Exomvourgo Fortress' Exomvourgo, 75.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Naxos Castle' Naxos, 77.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Sanudo Tower' Naxos, 77.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Goulas Castle' Akrotiri, 108.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Seriphos Island
♥   National Park 'Ethniko Parko Schinia Marathona' , 119.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Aphrodite Temple, better known under the name Parthenon, is considered the main historic landmark of Athens. The building has a miraculous construction from an archaeological point of view. Built in the 5th century BC, Parthenon consists of numerous columns and looks very light weighted at a glance. There is another important landmark nearby – the Erechtheion that was constructed in the 5th century. Many centuries ago a beautiful palace stood on the site of the ancient temple. According to a legend, the dispute between Poseidon and Aphrodite took place at that palace. The territory around the Erechtheion is decorated with beautiful statues, the most famous of which are Caryatid sculptures. One of the statues was brought to the British Museum in order to keep it in safety. … Open
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