by Santorini Dave • Updated: September 11, 2018
- Serifos has over 70 sandy (and mostly undeveloped) beaches.
- This western Cycladic island is much like Mykonos was in the 1970s.
- No high-rise or package resort hotels exist anywhere on the island.
- Serifos is reachable in just over two hours from Piraeus (Athens).
- Life on the island is slow and relaxed.
- Restaurants on Serifos are plentiful and of good quality.
The 10 best Hotels on Serifos
1. Rizes Hotel – Sympotama
Stylish, stone-built suites with perhaps the best views on the island. Fourteen roomy apartments feature bare stone walls and simple rustic furnishings. Each has a kitchenette, fridge, air-conditioning, TV, and free Wi-Fi. Two more luxurious suites have private pools. The shared-use pool has a little bar; breakfast, lunch, and dinner are offered in the in-house restaurant. Located high up on the ridge between Livadia and Psili Ammos, looking across to Hora and down to the port of Livadi. It’s a 15-minute taxi ride to Livadi and 10 minutes to sandy Psili Ammos beach to the North.
Hotel Phone: +30 2281052222
2. Aliktypo Studios – Livadi
Affordable luxury down a leafy lane just outside of the main port area. This tidy collection of rooms, studios, and sizeable maisonettes offer up to 50 sqm living space with fully equipped kitchens. Decorated in pleasing pastel hues of blue, brown, light green and cream, rooms have their own balconies – some with views to Chora. The beach is a 1-minute walk away, and the port is just 5 minutes by foot.
Hotel Phone: +30 2281051000
3. Coralli Bungalows – Livadakia
Deluxe and Family bungalows sleep family of 4 and feature a kitchen with fridge, ac, small patio, and private entrance. There’s a nice pool, friendly restaurant, and a wonderful beach.
Hotel Phone: +30 2281051600
4. Aspes Villas – Psili Ammos
Four tastefully furnished, stone-constructed dwellings with excellent views over the soft sand and blue waters of Psili Ammos. Each features two bedrooms, a cozy sitting and living area, and a well-equipped kitchen. Outdoor spaces are furnished with loungers, tables, and chairs, along with pull-out wind breakers for over-breezy days. A car is handy here (parking provided); while you can walk down to the beach, it’s a fair haul back up.
Hotel Phone: +30 6974800942
5. Coco-Mat Eco Residencies – Vagia
Former miners’ residences from 1910 are now plush and relaxing suites, with views over one of Serifos’ more gorgeous beaches. One-bedroom residences range in size from 35-50 sqm, with a living area on the upper level and a lower level bedroom. Two-bedroom residences are 90 sqm. All are equipped with the famous Coco-Mat sleeping systems, and feature terraces, flat screen TVs, kitchens, Wi-Fi, aircon and ceiling fans. A dedicated walkway takes guests to the beach below, where the hotel provides loungers and umbrellas.
Hotel Phone: +30 2287772977
6. Pénde Suites – Livadi
Luxurious, spacious, and convenient suites, situated no more than a five-minute walk from the port. This cluster of five suites are minimistically decorated in light earth tone colours; each featuring a flat screen satellite TV, aircon, espresso machine, USB port, and mini-bar, as well as a terrace and pergola. Located close to Livadakia beach, with port pickups included.
Hotel Phone: +30 2281051571
7. Pénde Villas – Livadi
Three stunning, self-contained villas within a five-minute walk from the port. These individually named homes (Lilac, Verde, and Madera) offer artisanal Serifian architecture in dazzling blue and white. They range in size from 85 to 165 sqm, plus ample balcony space, and sleep 4 to 6. Each has an open plan kitchen, two bedrooms, and two bathrooms. Air-conditioned. Nearby Livadakia beach is a 5 minutes walk on foot.
Hotel Phone: +30 2281051571
8. Serifos Dream Houses – Ganema
Airy and well-equipped stone cottages with views over Ganema beach, located in one of Serifos’ quieter yet very accessible corners. The upper floor living area of each cottage leads out onto a shaded porch. Kitchens are equipped with basic breakfast items and cooking supplies. Books, hi-fi equipment and Wi-Fi is available for guests. Bedrooms are downstairs (where it is cooler) and are smallish and simple, yet elegant. There is a nearby beach taverna, but these are self-catered units; because it’s a 20-minute drive back to Livadi for supplies, a car is a necessity.
Hotel Phone: +30 6932222132
9. Writer’s Home & Guest Home – Ramos
A quiet and sizeable rental cottage, set on a hill with a view. The writer’s home has three compact bedrooms (plus one sleeping spot on a mezzanine platform), a fully equipped kitchen, and relaxed living areas including a desk surrounded by books. The outside area is expansive with more seating areas and even a wood oven to cook in. Minimum stay one week, and wi-fi is included. A car or motorbike is a good idea for shopping forays to Livadi.
Hotel Phone: +30 6974554423
10. Indigo Studios – Livadi
Reasonably-priced, comfortable, and characteristically Cycladic rooms, studios, and spacious apartments a short walk away from the port of Livadi. Practical, cozy, and tastefully assembled, with satellite TV, Wi-Fi, safe boxes, and communal laundry areas. Studios and apartments feature fully-equipped kitchens. Individual patios with table and chairs feature for each option.
Hotel Phone: +30 2281052548