Perched on the western edge of the Cyclades island complex, Serifos is just a two-hour speedboart ride away from the port of Piraeus. With her imposing main town of Chola, built at 200 metres above sea level, dozens of picturesque villages, wonderful beaches and a long history, the so-called “Iron Lady” of the Aegean is intriguing and inviting at the same time.
Here you will experience Greek summer at its best: the white and blue ever brighter with the sun, the people friendly and hospitable, the sea clear and precious as a sapphire. Serifos is full of sights and stories – to discover them, just visit a village, a beach or one of the many remnants of its times past, scattered all over the island.
With a soil rich in metal reserves, mostly iron ore, Serifos developed as an outstanding mining community, one of the very few in the Mediterranean back in the 19th century. Operating through a former complex of miners' houses, COCO-MAT Eco Residences Serifos hotel honors this celebrated period in the island's history, offering a truly unique choice for your accommodation in Serifos.
Serifos can be reached by ship by the port of Piraeus. During the summer period, there are itineraries operated daily both with regular ferries and speedboat carriers. It takes 5 hours to reach the island with the regular ferry and half that time with the speedboat.
Connection to the rest of the Cyclades is also regularly available, with Serifos connecting with many islands to the north (Kythnos, Andros, Tinos, Mykonos), the south (Sifnos, Sikinos, Folegandros, Milos, Anafi, Santorini) and the east (Paros, Naxos, Amorgos), as well as with the island of Crete via Milos.
During the rest of the year, there are routes available every other day with the regular ferry and more sparse speedoboat itineraries.