Plan your trip to Serifos
You are about to hop a boat from Athens straight to Serifos but do you really know the island yet? Are you done writing your itineraries? How much clothes you should bring with you? How about the amount of money you should take?
If it’s your first time travelling to the island here are a few hints you can keep in mind: Serifos is a genuine island lying in the Cyclades.
Serifos Island, Cyclades, Greece
It is a beautiful gem that not many travelers have heard of. If you want to be reconnected with nature or you want a solo time, visiting the island for a day or two sounds a good plan for you.
Backpacking is recommendable while in Serifos. So, make sure that you pack your important things and don’t bring the unnecessary ones with you. Because walking and hiking are the best ways you can get around the little villages of the island. Your -do-it-yourself- itinerary should include swimming, hiking and trekking, island hopping, tavern search, sailing, fishing, and watching the sunset. About your travel allowance, you really don’t have to bring so much money with you. Serifos is making its baby steps to improve the island’s tourism. That’s the reason why it’s a budget friendly Cyclades destination. When lost or needing directions on how to go to the other neighboring villages of your current location, you can dial 171 in your phone and the police will answer. You can ask them any information about the island for they are partnered with the tourism department of Serifos. Before you lit your cigarette make sure that you are in the right place first. You don’t want to get a fine because you tried to smoke in any restaurants or taverns on the island. Serifos Hotels are not expensive. In fact, they are very affordable for the tourists.
Naias Hotel in Serifos
Most of the Serifos citizens speak English. Try the traditional cuisine. Attend the Assumption Feast in August. The locals of Serifos have not reached the population of 2,000. Yet, you will never feel lonesome here. Just go ahead and try to befriend with any citizens on the island. They are friendly and hospitable anyway. Bring a good pair of walking shoes with you. The kind of shoes that will not make your feet tired even walking and trekking for the whole day. Don’t even think of planning to hike in the afternoon. The weather and the sun are too hot. Wherever you are going, to the highest peak of the villages or not, always bring water with you to cool your body. A party will never be complete if you haven’t took a shot yet of the -ouzo- or the traditional spirit from the island.
Whether you are travelling to Serifos alone or with the love of your life, the island offers more than a paradise. It offers a new start and a happy life. If you are staying for a couple days, at least you are able to experience the bliss of Serifos.