Psili Ammos: The island’s most popular beach stretches around a bay on the east coast of Serifos and is notable for its golden sand and exotic setting, with tamarisk trees and sea daffodils, while children are especially fond of the shallow blue waters. The tavernas offer a wide range of food. In 2003, it was voted ‘Europe’s Best Beach’ by the Sunday Times.
Ganema: One of the island’s biggest beaches, in Koutalas Bay, has cool azure waters and tamarisk trees for natural shade. One side is sandy and is especially popular with families, while the other is covered in white pebbles. There is one taverna here and another on the road to Koutalas village.
Lia: A gorgeous beach with coloured pebbles and crystal-clear sapphire waters. The rocky hills surrounding the attractive bay make the beach ideal for lovers of seclusion and unspoiled nature, and there are good views of the island of Vou. It has no shade or amenities, so you will have to equip yourself with everything you need before you go. The route to the beach involves a 10-minute hike along a path.
Vayia: The first beach in the scenic Koutalas Bay is a paradise of wild beauty with coarse golden sand and clear emerald waters. It is also great for snorkelling, with a seabed – said to be the island’s best – covered in pretty coloured pebbles. While generally lacking in natural shade, it does have a few straw umbrellas and sunbeds. It is worth staying until evening to enjoy the unique sunset. You can enjoy it by choosing one of the ferry tickets for Serifos.
Agios Sostis: One of the island’s loveliest and most picturesque beaches, with fine golden sand, large tamarisk trees offering plenty of natural shade, and clear blue waters. The beach is sheltered from the wind and has good views of the tiny island of Vou, while the church of the Holy Saviour on the rocks above is well worth a visit. There are no amenities, so make sure you have everything you need before you go. It can be reached by car followed by a five-minute walk along a path.