The bone white buildings outline the hillsides on Serifos Island, Greece. Against the dark brown jagged rocks, the towns seems to fall into the blue Mediterranean waters like an avalanche of cubic snowflakes. Stereotypical Greek island? Maybe not, since it is missing one key feature of many a Greek island which are the hordes of tourists. As always, I’m constantly on the lookout for unspoiled pristine beaches and it does get harder and harder everyday. Latelym, it seems that my hypothesis stands (vis-à-vis tourism development) – The harder it is to get there, the more beautiful it is. In addition to that though; the fewer things to do, the higher the quality of cultural and environmental preservation. I’m sure that there is someone much smarter than I who can better articulate what I attempt to.
The island of Serifos is only accessible by water, the nightlife in its capital Hora is minimal but appropriate as the calm of the island (I feel) is a major part of its charm. A couple of museums to note are the Architectural and Folklore museums. Visiting the Cave of the Cyclops (complete with lake) along with the ruins of the Castle of the Old Lady (Kastro tis Grias) and the Taxiarches Monistary are key sites if you want to explore outside of the capital.
Now, about those beaches. They are all in great condition and you really can’t go wrong in which you decide to go to. I think the beach overlooked by Agios Sostis is beautiful. Ironically (at least to me) is that this is a beach that is frequented by nudists. Then again, we are all naked in the eyes of our makers right?