East of Livadi, on the peninsula of the homonymous bay, stands the picturesque chapel of Agios Sostis. The whitewashed building with the blue dome embellishes the landscape and contrasts the mundane brown color of the rocks. Its large -partly shady- yard with the oblong built table offers moments of serenity and contemplation that are disturbed only on the 6th of September, by one of the island’s most beautiful folklore festivals.
Continuing to the east part of the island, as you head towards the Monastery of Taxiarches, you will pass over Ai Giannis church (St. John) and the homonymous beach. After 4,5 km Agios Georgios church (St. George) will greet you to Kallitsos village, near a traditional dovecote low on the hillside, while Agios Konstantinos (St. Constantine) will farewell you on your way out.
Further along emerges Panagia Skopiani, which you can visit if you go down a short passable road. Its blue dome becomes one with the endless Aegean sea, while in the background you can see the beaches of Platis Gialos. Dedicated to the Assumption of Mary, the grandiose church and its auxiliary spaces overshadow the chapel of Agia Eirini (St. Irene), which is attached to one of its sides. The surrounding, uneven yard floods with visitors each year on the 14th of August, for -probably the biggest- Serifian festival, with plenty of food, local wine and dancing till dawn.
About 1 km further away you will find the chapel of Agios Minas, at the edge of the junction that goes down to Platis Gialos, and right afterwards the majestic castle-like Monastery of Taxiarches, with the Panagia Zoodohos Pigi (Virgin Mary Life Giving Source) right opposite to it.
On the north part of Serifos the road passes by the village of Galani, where you will see the church of Agios Nektarios having raised a huge, concrete cross from the early 1970s, as well as the abandoned settlement of Pirgos, which revives every summer thanks to its festival. Up next is the junction towards Sikamia and the village of Panagia, in the narrow streets of which you will meet the churches of Agia Anna and Agia Varvara (St. Anne and St. Barbara) –the church of Panagia, however, in the village’s square, attracts most of the attention.
Three kilometers later you will find yourselves on the center of the island, with the road branching towards Chora and the southwestern part of the island.