|Seat:||Seriphos or Serifos|
37.503/37°30'16" N lat.
25.158264/25°9'5" E long
140 m (centre)
|Number of towns, villages and settlements:||8|
|Postal code:||840 02|
|3-letter abbreviation:||SER (Serifos)|
Seriphos (or Serifos) (Greek: Σέριφος) is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea, located in the western Cyclades, south of Kythnos and northwest of Siphnos. The area is about 70 km² and with about 1,200 people which suffered a gigantic population loss to around 300. It is located about 170 km (70 nmi) ESE of Piraeus.
When Acrisius was warned by an oracle that his own grandson would kill him, he cast his daughter (Danae) and her infant son Perseus adrift at sea in a wooden chest. It was the island of Seriphos where the vessel had come ashore.
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Seriphos has a few schools, a few lyceums, a church, a post office and a square (plateies).
- http://www.serifos-island.com/ Complete tourist guide about Serifos Island
- Map and Aerial photos:
- Seriphos in Googlemaps