In a recent feature article, The New York Times journalist, Danielle Pergament paints the Cycladic Serifos as the ultimate Greek island escape for the approaching summer season. Drawing from her own enchanting experiences, she encourages readers to embark on their own journey of discovery.

Serifos, nestled among the Cyclades, retains a charmingly understated allure amidst its more renowned neighbors. Its modest size boasts an impressive 70 beaches. The absence of an airport is offset by regular sea connections, ensuring an exclusive ambiance while facilitating access from Athens and nearby islands.

Beyond its natural splendor, Serifos entices with its culinary delights, rich history, warm hospitality, and upscale accommodations. Coupled with its proximity to neighboring isles for day excursions, the island emerges as the quintessential Greek island paradise, according to Pergament.

The main town, perched amphitheatrically above Livadi Bay, exudes an irresistible charm with its whitewashed buildings, sun-kissed cafes, and plethora of chapels, all framed by breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea.

While beach bars may be scarce, Serifos compensates with intimate tavernas like those dotting the sands of Psili Ammos, where local delicacies and freshly caught fish reign supreme.

Despite the island’s laid-back pace by day, its nights come alive with a burgeoning nightlife scene. Serifos has become a haven for a youthful crowd, a fact not lost on the islanders, who embrace this newfound popularity while fiercely safeguarding the essence of their beloved home.