Churches of Chora
Starting from the foothills of Chora and walking up the cobblestoned stairs you will pass, one after another, in front of Agios Isidoros (Saint Isidore), the Panagia Xekourastra (Holy Virgin the Restful), the church of Stavros (Cross) and Agios Antonios (Saint Anthony), opposite the Folklore Museum and the theater of the Serifians Association.
In the square of Kato Chora dominates the imposing church of Evangelismos of Theotokos (Holy Church of the Annunciation of Virgin Mary), the colorful Evangelistria, built at the beginning of the 20th century.
Coming next are the churches of Agios Ioannis the Prodromos (St. John the Baptist) and Agios Georgios (St. George) in the “Plakano” settlement, which is said to be the center of the ancient town of Serifos along with the neighboring “Tsigouri”.
Moving on, you will meet the church of Agios Eleftherios (St. Eleutherius), where the flag of the Greek Revolution was raised in 1821, and the cathedral of Serifos, Agios Athanasios (St. Athanasius), which adorns the square of Ano Chora, having the neoclassical building of the Town Hall by its side.
Reaching to the highest point of the Castle, on the last steps, you will find the church of Agios Ioannis the Theologos (St. John the Theologian), rooted within the rocks. The myth says that this is where the head of Medusa was buried, which was brought to Serifos by Perseus, while in the ancient years it was supposed to be a temple of the Goddess Athena.
Just a bit higher, at the top of Chora, 230 meters above sea level, stands since the middle of the 19th century the church of Agios Konstantinos (St. Constantine). The big yard and the “secret” balcony have welcomed innumerable visitors, offering an enchanting, panoramic view that spreads as far as the eye can see.
On the edge of the yard, next to the old cistern and the ruins of the old castle, you will find stairs that descend to the yard of Agia Varvara (St. Barbara) church, which stands lower, close to the Church of Christ.