I can't remember whether this was before the lunchtime beers or after but seemed a good idea at the time. This church is at the top of the hill between Livadi and the beach at Livadakia and I kinda liked the way the shadow of the cross over the gateway aligned with the bell's and the others were just offset - ach, stick to cooking John!!!more
The main port town of Livadi has its own beaches but well worth doing is to take the short walk over the hill (or round the coast the long way) to the beach at Lividakia which in late May was pretty much deserted until our intrepid sailing crews arrived. This is great beach for just lounging or for swimming out into the crystal clear waters but do...more
Whilst the energetic went for a swim and the loungers lay in the late May afternoon sun on the fine sanded beach here at Livadakia, me I was thirsty and the walk over the hill definitely counted as something constructive and so I felt my beer was well deserved as I escaped briefly by myself and whilst here treated myself to a spot of lunch.
This is a pleasant garden restaurant with tables both in the shady area and in the garden proper. Friendly staff and good food in pleasant surroundings made for a bit of serious chill-out in the afternoon heat.
Favorite Dish: Nothing clever just a simple feta salad, bread and beer was exactly what I wanted and exactly what I got and excellent it was too :)
Just on the main walk way along the port to the right of the docks, you will find this little bar with its friendly owner. We had a few drinks, talked about art and music and generally had a nice time. The owner has quite a collection of almost any kind of music you could possibly ask for. Just ask and he will put your favourite tunes on just for you.
Sailing on our chartered yachts from Kea to Serifos our skipper, Vasilli, pointed out this island and explained that it was called Vosh (but my spelling is probably atrocious) which means "Buffalo" in Greek - I didn't realise that they have buffaloes in Greece but it does kinda look like one doesn't it?Anyway, just an excuse to use the photo as...more
We were lucky and sailed to Serifos on a beautiful sailboat we chartered from the Marina in Alimos. We were three boats altogether, 9-10 people per boat. You would think that living with so many strangers in such tight quarters, would be a problem. But, it was no problem at all. Everyone was just great. We left Alimos and sailed to our first...more
Everything you need, you should be able to find at SERIFOS MARKET. They carry paper towels, dish soap, litres of water, canned soda, bread, fruits and vegetables, coffee, canned goods, cookies, etc. etc. It's conveniently located near the boats. Most of us were running back and forth there to get supplies for our boats. I thought items there were reasonably priced too, no more than on the mainland.
In Serifos, in Ganema beach there is a small restaurant. In the beggining, it seems nice, but once you sit there the food is very expensive in comparison with its quality. The kitchen was sinking, and the quantity served was little. In short, avoid it! If you want to eat in this area, prefer the other in Koutalas beach.
Unique Suggestions: Ask for the catalogue - they didn't bring it!
Fun Alternatives: Go to the taverna in Koutalas beach!
That dirt road, the path that isn't beaten down, leads down to the beach less visited, unless you enjoy swimming in your birthday suit. That's what we did, without the cake and candles! It was as if it were my birthday, the day I floated into the world. It was grand
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Our second Port of Call
Located on the western part of the Cycladic Island cluster, the island of SERIFOS is one of the most attractive islands in the Aegean Sea region. Serifos has a coastline that stretches for 81.5 km, 12 km of which are pristine beaches. Famous for its charming villages, Serifos is just 73 nautical miles from the Port of Piraeus. Livadi is Serifos port and main tourist town and the ferry boats come here.