Popularity: Not Much
Style: Freeride, Slalom, Race/Formula
Level: Intermediate, Good, Specialist
Livadakia is the beach of the homonymous village, a rather small sandy beach just 3 minutes walking from the port. It is a new settlement and the natural continuance of Livadi, towards the left.
Medium Months: January, February, March, April, September, October, November, December
Wind Type: Thermal Winds, Frontal Winds
Best Direction: N, NE
Main Wind Direction: Side Shore
Serifos shares the typical weather of Cyclades. During the summer, the heat is dry around 30-35 °C and usually 3-4 °C lower than in continental Greece. The famous “Meltemia”, which are strong winds, blow all around the Aegean Sea, but especially in Cyclades, during the month of August. Sometimes they are too strong, something that necessitates the prohibition of sea traveling. However, they are also beneficial, since the heat is quite intense in July and August. So the winds are much needed and awaited.
During the winter months there is a lot of rainfall and humidity. Snow rarely makes its appearance and the cold is mild.
Quality: Crystal Clear
Depth: Average (deepens gently and incrementally)
Sand covers the entire beach and the bottom of the sea while the water depth increases gradually.
Bathers Period: May, June, July, August, September
Kid Friendly: Yes
The golden sandy beach has plenty of tamarisks that offer their rich shadow. A pig part of the area overlooks the island of Sifnos. Its short distance from Livadi make the beach it one of the island’s favourites, especially for those who don’t have vehicle.
Access to Livadakia: Access by car, bus or by foot southern of Livadi.
Access to Serifos:
Arrival by Ferry/Boat: Serifos has one main port, which is located in Livadi. The island is accessed by conventional and high-speed boats, as well as by helicopters. It’s also important to say that the naturally protected port is extremely popular among sailing aficionados. Every year, especially during the month of August, the port is packed by sailing boats from all over the world.
The trip with a conventional boat takes about 5 hours (usually leaves at 07:00 and reaches the island around noon) and with a high-speed boat it takes about 3 hours.
During the summer months, there are ferries that connect Serifos with other nearby islands, such as Sifnos, Naxos, Paros, Santorini, Kythnos etc.
Arrival by Car: The road network of the island is somewhat decent, but keeps getting better. There are few car and scooter rental agencies on the island, located in Livadi and Livadakia. Make sure you book well ahead, especially if you are planning on visiting the island during the months of July and August (high season).
You should always remember that the streets across the island are small, sometimes dangerous, on steep cliffs and with abrupt turns. You also need to remember that you cannot park anywhere. Buses are bulky, the streets are narrow and if you are on the way, a tow truck might move your car and you will most definitely get a ticket. Remember not to violate the speed limits. Except from dangerous, some streets are often crossed by animals and/or pedestrians in the middle of nowhere.
Arrival by Bus: During the summer months there are frequent bus itineraries between Livadi and Chora and between Livadi and several destinations in the island (mainly beaches).
Arrival by Taxi: You can also get around the island by taxi. The main taxi stand is in Livadi. You are advised to ask for the fare before getting in to avoid surprises. If you are in Hora, you need to call in advance to book your ride, especially when it’s after midnight (this is when the bus rides stop).