harmonized with nature
Open the door and dive…
Being literally just one step away, Lia beach is the ideal choice for swimming, in case you’d like to avoid transportation. Lia is a rockbound bay with a wild beauty backdrop, and you will definitely fall in love with its colorful pebbles and the crystal clear waters.
On the left, there’s a smaller beach which is accessible only by boat or by swimming. Besides Lia beach, at a distance of just 1,3km from the hotel, you’ll be happy to discover the beach of Agios Sostis.
Nature Eco-Living: Name and indeed
Picturesque villages, whitewashed houses, colorful-domed churches. Due to piracy, sun and wind the architecture took on a defensive character.
On Antiparos and Folegandros the houses were built inside a closed fortified castle. On Santorini we find the unique cave-houses, which are settled at the edge of the Caldera. On Tinos there are the famous dovecotes.
Characteristics of Cycladic architecture are also the traditional windmills used in the past to grind grain. Almost every village used to have its own windmill.
What’s the future of ‘green’ travel?
According to the National Geographic, shortly the focus of a green travel will be placed on the fuel rather than the plane and airlines invest heavenly in sustainable aviation fuelto cut levels of carbon dioxide.
The battery power is also the solution where some companies believe in. However, there are serious doubts, due to the size and the weights of the batteries required, but hydrogen seems to be an alternative.
Experience the island
Places to visit in serifos: Taxiarches MONASTERY
In the northern part of Serifos located the men’s Monastery of Taxiarches, dedicated to the Archangels Gabriel and Michael. The prevailing view is that it was built in 1572, since there is confusion about the exact year of its foundation. Its architectural style is unique. A low blue door at the top of the steep stairs leads inside the monastery and its own simple and reverent space. It was looted several times during the Venetian occupation and the pirates never left it alone. This is the reason that its looks like the fortress today.
Wine made in Serifos!
At Flaskos village, on the mountain slope, you will find Chrysoloras winery largest vineyard, covering an area of 16 acres, located at an altitude of 400 meters. Serifiotiko and Assyrtiko are some of the varieties you could try there, all made by biological processes. Book with our reception an afternoon visit and arrange a walk at the vineyard and a food testing with local products and a magnificent sea view.
photo credits: chrysoloras.gr
Play with clay
Pottery was intertwined with the late Dark Age and early Archaic Greece during the height of the Cycladic civilization and in Cyclades, nowadays, you could find numerous pottery stores with handmade creations. In collaboration with “Kerameio shop & studio” you may create your own tableware by clay, guided by your senses. Book your workshop with our concierge and enjoy the experience.