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Monastery of the Taxiarches at Serifos

Tel: +30 22810 51027
  In the northeast part of Serifos, near the village of Galini, about 1 kilometer from Panagia is the Monastery of the Taxiarches, dedicated to the patrons of the island, the Archangels Michael and Gabriel. Founded around 1600, it is built like a fortress. The church contains a few of the frescoes that once decorated it, a marble and wood iconostasis, some memorable icons (the one of the archangels having been brought from Cyprus), a marble floor and an elegant dome. The monastery also has a superb collection of ecclesiastical treasures, including a holy codex. It is situated conveniently near the beach of Platys Yialos.
  This extract is cited May 2003 from the Municipality of Serifos tourist pamphlet.


  This Cycladic island lies between Kythnos and Sifnos, 73 nautical miles from the port of Piraeus, with which it is linked by daily ferries. It covers an area of 73sq. km., and is hilly with rocky terrain, the highest peak being Tourlos (alt. 585 m). In the tiny valleys tucked amongst its stony slopes, the islanders manage to cultivate a few fruits trees, early vegetables, citrus friut and vines. Its subsoil is rich in iron ore, which has been exploited since antiquity. Its coastline, measuring some 82 kilometres, punctuated with superb sandy coves and bays in some places, steep cliffs and tumbled rocks in others. The climate of Serifos is healthy, with mild winters and cool summers thanks to the «meltemi», the prevailing northerly wind which blows through all the Cyclades. The residents are chiefly employed in fishing, shipping and, more recently, in the growing tourism industry.
  This extract is cited May 2003 from the Municipality of Serifos touristic pamphlet.


  The capital of the island is called Serifos of Hora. It is built on a steep, rocky hillside overlooking the port, Livadi. The Hora of Serifos is a typically Cycladic settlement, composed of dazzling white cube-like houses with flat roofs, narrow alleyways with whitewashed steps, bridged at intervals by terraces and arches. The dense, compact arrangement of the buildings has its roots in the Frankish occupation, during which time Serifos had to defend itself against pirate attacks. For greater security, the inhabitants crowed within the fortification walls, while on the highest spot a stong castle was erected. The capital consists of two neighbourhounds, Pano (Upper) Hora, the older section, and Kato (Lower) Hora. Walking down from the fortress, one comes to Pano Piazza, the old business center with the Town Hall - a Neoclassical building dating finds from the area - and the cathedral of St. Athanasios, which contains a superb carved iconostasis (18th c.)
  This extract is cited May 2003 from the Municipality of Serifos touristic pamphlet.

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