Two thirds of the island, flora and fauna, is protected by the EU program NATURA 2000. More than 100 small churches are scattered all over the island and many Byzantine churches have been restored.
Aghios Ioannis Prodromos in Megalo Livadi, has remarkable frescos of the 17th century. The "White Tower", in the road to Megalo Livadi, dates from the Hellenistic period.
The castle-monastery of Taxiarhes near Galani village, the remarkable view to the Aegean sea from "Cyclops'" throne, are a few more places worth visiting.The mines have had an important significance the social and economic history of the island. Permanent exhibition of mines photos, minerals and tools can be visited at Megalo Livadi. Serifos has many footpaths, seven sign posted, connecting villages, mines or beaches.
Guided tours are available for mines and caves. Enjoy delicious traditional local recipes and local products. Eating and drinking takes place mostly at the Port and Chora, nightlife at the main roads of Livadi and within the white traditional alleys of Chora.
During the summer months, church celebrations (Panigiria) take place where local wine and food is served.
The island is dotted with several magnificent beaches and crystal clear waters such as Ganema, Sikamnia, Plati Gialo, Kalo Ambeli, Mega Livadi, Agios Sostis and many more.
Psili Ammos has been voted as Best Beach in Europe for 2004 and 2009. In order to explore the island, you definitely need a car, since public transportation is very poor.