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Sights

Hora
The beautiful Hora of Serifos, built panoramically on the top of an abrupt rock, with a Venetian castle on the top, which gazes at the light blue Aegean Sea. The settlement has two districts: the Epano Hora and the Kato Hora. Here the traditional Cycladic architecture reveals all its grandeur: white picturesque houses with colourful small door-windows, narrow cobbled streets, white labyrinths which invite visitors to get lost in their beauty, old windmills that catch the eye, reminding of past periods labour.
Above Hora, on the top of a hill you will find the Castle and inside it the church of Agios Konstantinos.
Under the castle, the Pano Piatsa is found, an old commercial centre, built in 1907. Important churches, as well as an archaeological and folklore museum, are located in Hora.

Kastro
A Venetian Castle is found on the top of the hill above Hora.By going up to the castle, we meet two entries, parts of the walls of houses (with Venetian blazons) which shaped the exterior defensive ring and relics of the ancient citadel. From the top of the castle, where the church of Agios Konstantinos is built, the view is impressive  while the sunset is one of the most beautiful in the Aegean!

Churches
The churches of Serifos are many and appreciable. Apart from Agios Konstantinos-which is built on the top of the Castle-in the same region, built inside rocks, we find the church of Agios Ioannis Theologos, and next to the precipice, stands the church of Christ with the chapel of Agia Sofia. The church of Agios Athanassios from the 19th century (metropolis of the island), with wood carved iconostasis and marvellous icons, Agios Eleftherios and Evaggelismos, are also found in Hora.
In the southern region between Hora and Megalo Livadi we find the churches of Agios Nikolaos, Agia Triada (in Megalo Horio) and Agios Ioannis Prodromos (in the Avessalou bay).
The church of Panagia (the oldest on the island) with remarkable icons from the 13th century, dominates in the settlement Panagia. Other churches of the region are Agios Stefanos and Panagia Skopiani. After Galani you will meet the imposing Monastery of Taxiarhes, that from a distance resembles a castle, built in 1572 with tall walls for protection from pirate raids.  

Museums
In the Archaeological Museum, which is found in the neoclassical building of the Town hall (1904), you will admire a very interesting collection of Hellenistic and Roman exhibits.In the Folklore Museum you will see old photographs, equipment of old houses, as well as samples of the mining wealth of the island. In the open theatre of the Folklore Museum, cultural and artistic events take place during summer.

Megalo Livadi

This is a small settlement next to a splendid beach. The houses were built in 1880. It was the seat of the Serifos-SPILIAZEZA company, which was founded by the French Mining Company of Lavrion, aiming at the excavation of iron ore from the island. The head office of the company and the “Monument” that was built to honor workers that lost their life in the revolt of 1916, stand today in Megalo Livadi.

The monastery of Taxiarhes
Near the Galani village, you will find the eminent Monastery of Taxiarhes which is the most important monument of Serifos. It was founded around 1600, has the form of a fortress, and had a school functioned in its space for centuries. Pay attention to what has remained from the murals of the 18th century; exceptional iconostasis, an embossed two headed eagle in the centre of the floor, but also its appreciable ecclesiastical heirlooms
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