• Southern route of Serifos
  • Vagia Koutalas bay
  • Serifos - Holy Trinity
  • The bay of Mega Livadi

The “iron” Southwestern route

Length: 32,5 km


(Start: Livadi)

Starting from Livadi, you will follow the ascending road that crosses the southern part of the island. You will pass over Livadakia, with the beautiful beach and the amphitheatrical settlement and in 1 km you will meet the village of Ramos. Two roads start left from here: the one leads to Karavi beach and the other to the yard and the church of Panagia. About 1,5 km later, the central road

(2,5 km)

…splits in two. On the left it goes down, up to a point, towards Kalo Ampeli beach (to reach it you will also need to walk), while it heads to Cape “Spathi”, with the well-preserved, imposing Lighthouse of the island. The access here is not easy, as the road that you will find on your right, after about two kilometers, is not in a good condition. Its length is about 900 meters and it has several difficult parts, both for vehicles and motorcycles. Once you return…

(8,5 km)

…to the main road, you will turn left, in order to pass after 4 km by the beach of Vagia, then Ganema beach and to reach in less than 3 km

(16 km)

the village and the homonymous beach of Koutalas. Both on its shore, as well as on the bay’s slopes, stand ruins and abandoned machinery, reminiscent of the mining history of the island. About 2 km further, there hides on the left a small road that descends towards Malliadiko, with the route being rather steep as you get closer to the secluded beach. If you continue for another 1,5 km, you will meet one of the central junctions of the island, where you will turn left. A few meters further you will find yourselves between the deserted Mega Chorio (on the right) and the road that passes by Agia Triada (Holy Trinity), the female monastery of Evangelismos of Theotokos (Annunciation of the Mother of God) and the Cyclops’s Throne (on the left). The road then descends for two kilometers till…

(21,5 km)

Mega Livadi, with its quiet village and sheltered beach surrounded by the old Headquarters of the mining company, the loading bridge and other buildings – silent witnesses of the bloody strike of 1916. From here on you will take the way back, meeting after 3,5 km on your left the road that leads to Avessalos beach and reaching, 4,5 km later, the junction that, to the right, ends…

(32,5 km)

…to the beautiful Chora of Serifos.


See also: Churches on the Southwestern part of the island