The island of Serifos is located on the western side of the Cyclades. If you would like to hike and enjoy the sea in a fairly calm environment, this place is a great choice. There is a unique attraction here: an old iron mine that was operating until 1964 since ancient times with shorter and longer breaks. Leaving from the island, you can explore most of the Cyclades.
Sailing in Serifos

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The weather of Serifos

The weather in Serifos is basically the same as that of the other members of the Cyclades. The warmest and driest period is in July and August. During this time, there is practically no precipitation, and the average daily temperature is above 24 degrees Celsius. The temperature of the sea is also 24 degrees, making it perfect for swimming and diving. The summer wind Meltemi and the winter Sirocco are strongly present on the island. If you prefer less windy beaches, we recommend the ones located in the southeast Check the sailing conditions and wind rose diagram of Serifos.

Ports around Serifos

Mérikha Marina, Kithnos

This tiny marina can accommodate about 30 yachts up to 60 meters long and has a water depth of 8 meters. Local hotels, restaurants, and lively nightlife areas are in the immediate vicinity.

Lavrion Marina

Many sailors start at the marina of Lavrion in the eastern part of the Attica Peninsula, to the Cyclades. The port can accommodate up to 680 yachts. The maximum depth of the port built-in bay is 7 metres, and incoming yachts can be up to 30 metres long. yacht charter Lavrion, Lavrion sailing

Ermoupolis Marina, Siros

Yachts up to 60 metres long can moor in the main marina of the tiny island of Siros. The water depth here is 9 metres. There are plenty of services available, including boat service and refuelling. Syros sailing, Syros yacht charter

Naxos Marina, Naxos

Yachts up to 20 metres in length and a number of 70 may berth in this marina. The maximum dive is 5 metres. In addition to the boat service, you can find the usual basic services in the marinas here. Naxos sailing, boat rental Naxos
Ports in Serifos

Paroikia Marina, Paros

The most popular marina is in Paros. It can accommodate yachts up to 60 metres. They also offer refuelling, boat service and electricity. The city’s sights, the best hotels, and apartments, as well as great taverns and bars, await visitors near the marina. The depth of the marina is 3.5 metres. Paros sailing, boat hire Paros, catamaran charter Paros, rent a motorboat Paros, rent a luxury yacht Paros, sailing charter ParosApollonia Marina, Naxos

It is a larger marina on the northeast coast of Naxos, in the town of the same name. It can accommodate boats up to 60 metres in length and a draft of 4 metres. The marina offers basic services. There are also some restaurants and bars.

Karavostasi Marina, Ios

It is a medium-sized marina on the island of Ios. It can accommodate boats up to 60 metres in length. The depth of the seabed is 4 metres. There are many services available such as a water tank refill, and you can find restaurants nearby.

Adamas Marina, Milos

The Adhamas Marina can accommodate 50 boats up to 50 metres in length. The depth of the seabed is 5 metres. The offered services include bars, restaurants, boat maintenance service, and water tank refills. Milos sailing tour, Milos boat rental
Marinas in Serifos

Tinos Marina, Tinos

This medium-sized marina is located in Tinos, a city of the same name as the island. The marina, which is 5.5 metres deep, can be moored by yachts up to 60 metres long, for which it offers many services. From here you can easily reach all the sights and beaches of the island.

Mykonos Marina, Mykonos

On the island of Mykonos, in the marina of the city with the same name as the island yachts up to 40 metres long can berth. Here 30 yachts can anchor at the same time. The water depth is 4.5 metres. In addition to restaurants, hotels, car rentals, and other services, there is also a boat service. Mykonos sailing,rent a boat Mykonos, bareboat charter Mykonos, luxury yacht charter Mykonos, catamaran rental Mykonos

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Sail in Serifos! Serifos sailing itineraries

Sailing in Serifos: 1-week sailing plan

We are going to show you a shorter, 7-day-long trip, during which you can visit a large part of the southwestern islands of the Cyclades. You can return your boat in the port of Thira, Santorini.
Serifos Sailing Itinerary

Day 1: Serifos – Sifnos

22.14 km (13.76 mi)
Head towards the southwest, to the island of Sifnos! Here you can admire beautiful olive trees and almond fields. The symbol of the island is the Church of the Seven Martyrs, seen on a tiny peninsula-like extension of the east coast. Its beautiful whitewashed walls, sky-blue dome, and Cycladic architectural style are worth a look. In addition to the iconic church, the island hides many monasteries and museums. The most significant of these is the monastery of Chrissopighi.

Day 2: Sifnos – Milos

42.57 km (26.45 mi)
Your next stop should be Milos, which is famous for its amazing beaches. On this beautiful volcanic island, you can enjoy nature and the atmosphere of ancient monuments, away from the crowds. In Adamas, the Agia Triada Church has a museum. The Mining Museum showcases minerals and the mining past of the island. The most important landmarks are the early Christian catacombs from the time of the Roman Empire. There is an ancient theatre nearby, where locals still hold events and theatre performances to this day. Read more about what to do in Milos

Day 3: Milos – Folegandros

61.81 km (38.41 mi)
Next, you should head towards Folegandros in the east! Sail around the island and visit all five beaches! On the way, visit Chryssospilia Cave where you can see the remains of an ancient Roman cistern. Read about what to do in Folegandros, Folegandros sailing, or Folegandros boat rental

Day 4: Folegandros – Parikia (Paros)

57.07 km (35.46 mi)
Sail up to the north to the island of Paros, located in the central part of the Cyclades. The bay of Parikia is very well protected against both Meltemi and Sirocco; its disadvantage is its difficult accessibility. Even as an experienced sailor, it is not easy to moor here: in the west, some cliffs make it difficult to set in. The island itself is famous for its beautiful snow-white marble architecture. You should see the Frankish castle built-in 1260, which has now become part of the city of Parikia. If you are curious about the origins of the abundance of marbles, be sure to check out the marble quarries that have been in operation for thousands of years.

Day 5: Paros – Naxos

31.22 km (19.40 mi)
Sailing northeast of the island of Paros, you can moor at the neighbouring island of Naxos. Before arriving, you should look north: the sight of a door frame left from the ancient temple of Apollo welcomes visitors to the island. The port is also very cosy, and the scenery is beautiful wherever you go on the island. You will also find romantic mountain villages, the ruins of various ancient temples, and the cave where, according to the legend, Zeus grew up. If you want to look around the island, it is worth renting a car. Read more about what to do in Naxos
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Day 6: Naxos – Ios

49.16 km (30.54 mi)
After this small retour in the central part of the Cyclades, head towards the south! Your next stop is the island of Ios. It is a bustling island full of life. In summer, there are parties and festivals in the capital. If you want to get away from the city, discover the Tomb of Homer! If you want to see an archaeological excavation, visit the ruins of Skarkos!

Day 7: Ios – Kamari (Santorini) – Thira (Santorini)

68.56 km (42.60 mi)
On the last day, navigate further towards the south, to the island of Santorini. You can find several shops, pubs and restaurants in the streets close to the coast. There are cinemas on the island, one of them is an open-air cinema, surrounded by trees. Be sure to visit the beach that has Certification! You can go diving or try some exciting water sports. If you are interested in the ancient history of the island, visit the ruins of Thera on Mount Mesa Vouno in the south part of the island.
The final destination is the port of Thira, south of Fira. You can go to the town on foot, in a cable car or on a donkey back. In Fira, you will find yourself in front of the local archaeological museum where you can discover several ancient artefacts. The Gyzi Megaron Museum is at the northern end of the town. Here you can see the photographs taken before and after the 1956 earthquake. We recommend local restaurants. The town is famous for its wines and delicious gyros. Read more about what to do in Santorini

7 Days Serifos sailing tour

During this trip, you will have the opportunity to sail around the southwestern part of the Cyclades. You can visit Paros in the centre, and then return to Serifos. The first part of this round trip is the same as the one-way trip mentioned above. You can plan your trip flexibly; for instance, you can choose to moor at Antiparos instead of Paros, in a quieter environment.
Serifos Sailing Tour
Day 1. Serifos – Sifnos 22, 14 km (13, 76 mi), Day 2. Sifnos – Milos 42, 57 km (26, 45 mi), Day 3. Milos – Folegandros 61, 81 km (38, 41 mi), Day 4. Folegandros – Paros 57, 07 km (35, 46 mi), Day 5. Paros – Siros 44, 17 km (27, 45 mi), Day 6. Siros – Kithnos 67, 88 km (42, 18 mi), Day 7. Kithnos – Serifopoula – Serifos 50, 29 km (31, 25 mi)

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  • Parikia, Paros: Depth: 3.5m, Working time: 0-24, GPS Coordinates: 37.087424, 25.151587
  • Naxos, Naxos: Depth: 5m, Working time: 0-24, GPS Coordinates: 37.106213, 25.372575
  • Adamantas Milos, Milos: Depth: 5m, Working time: 0-24, GPS Coordinates: 36.721797, 24.444774
  • Riva Tirasia, Santorini: Depth: 5m, Working time: 0-24, GPS Coordinates: 36.452705, 25.344247
  • Thira New Port, Santorini: Depth: 4.5m, Working time: 0-24, GPS Coordinates: 36.386354, 25.428268

The island of Serifos has a peaceful environment, and offers great beaches as well as unique sights to see. Thanks to its location, you can easily sail around the western part of the Cyclades from here. Kithnos, Milos, Ios, and even Naxos and Paros in the centre of the archipelago are accessible quickly.
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