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“Rizes” is a newly built boutique hotel, located in the beautiful island of Serifos.
The architecture is typical Cycladic and perfectly blending with the island’s unique natural beauty. If you stay here, from your windows you will see the Aegean Sea, the naturally protected port of Serifos and the magnificent Hora.
What is the general feeling of Rizes? …Friendly, relaxed and unpretentious……
Hotel Rizes consists of 14 independent apartments of 40 – 50m2 and 2 suites (senior and superior) of 60 and 97m2, each suite features a private swimming pool.
All apartments and suites have private terraces with a beautiful view of the port and Hora of Serifos. They can host 2-4 persons.
Apartments feature: Small cooking oven, Refrigerator, Air-conditioning, TV, Direct dial phone, free internet access, Bathroom with a built-in shower, Hair dryer, Bathroom amenities (soap, bubble bath, shampoo, Towels for the face and body.
The owners, Thanassis and Elena, together manage the hotel “Rizes” (in Greek means Roots), and have set exactly the right tone! He used to be a well-known TV journalist until he decided to turn the page and create his dream on Serifos, and she is a sparkling dance and gym teacher with family roots on the island. Both shine in their new role as hosts.
During your stay at the hotel Rizes you are free to decide how you will spend your time… strolling leisurely in the slip streets of Hora, enjoying the whitewashed houses of villages, discovering 72 breathtaking beaches, hiking trails or tasting the traditional local products……..
Children and extra beds
Accepted credit cards
- [:en]Bar [:ru]Бар
- [:en]Beauty salon [:ru]Салон красоты
- [:en]Free Wi-Fi internet access [:ru] Бесплатный Интернет Wifi
- [:en]Hairdryer [:ru]Фен
- [:en]Heating [:ru]Отопление
- [:en]Indoor pool [:ru]Внутренний бассейн
- [:en]Kitchenette [:ru]Кухонька
- [:en]Laundry [:ru]Прачечная
- [:en]Mini bar [:ru]Мини-бар
- [:en]Outdoor pool [:ru]Открытый бассейн
- [:en]Restaurant [:ru]Ресторан
- [:en]Room Service [:ru]Обслуживание в номерах
- [:en]Telephone [:ru]Телефон
- [:en]TV [:ru]ТВ
- Wake up service
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Serifos, a rock made of iron rooted in the middle of the sea, was known for its ore deposits from the ancient times.
It was inhabited by the Boeotians, 3000 years ago, having Diktis and Polydektis as kings, and flourished so much that it had had, since the 6th century B.C. its own currency.
This is where Perseas was born, the legendary son of Zeus and Danae, the only daughter of Acrisius, the King of Argos, who, being afraid of a prophecy given by theDelphi oracle that his grandson will kill him, first locked her in the basement of the palace and, then, when Zeus left her with a child by appearing before her in the form of golden rain, put the mother and the child in a box and threw them at sea; the gentle waves of the Aegean Sea led it to Serifos.
Perseas, once he became an adult, wanting to release his mother from the suffocating courtship of Polydektis, wore the winged sandals and by holding the mirroring shield of Goddess Athena, cut off the head of Medusa, the dreadful monster that turn into stone anyone who looked at it; the blood of Medusa inseminated Earth to give birth to Pegasus, the winged horse that was reasonably regarded by many as an offspring of Serifos.
Perseus showed the head of Medusa to the conniving King Polydektis, turning him into stone and made the doting Diktis king of the island and husband of Danae.
Odysseus has also visited this island when returning to Ithaca, according to the legend, but he did not have a good time in the cave of the Cyclops Polyphemus, who sent him off by targeting his ship with a rock outside the Koutalas cove.
Today, there are still remnants of Cyclopean walls overlooking the Aegean Sea.
Sports & natureBare, undulating hills interspersed with small, fertile valleys covering this picturesque island. The rocky coastline is deeply indented with a succession of coves and bays. The curious rock formations resemble human figures which call to mind the myth of Danae, Perseus and Medussa, as if these prehistoric inhabitants of the island had been turned to stone. Livadi is the sheltered port on the eastern side of the island, where there is long, horse-shoe-shaped sandy beach. Perched on the top of a steep hill, Hora or Serifos, the main town of the island, with its little cube-shaped houses and churches in the island style, with its Venetian castle above, looks like a fairytale town.
Nightlife infoThe fortress-like monastery of the Archangels (moni Taxiarchon), near the village of Galani, which houses some fine wall-paintings and important books and manuscripts, is of special interest. The village of Panagia (which takes its name - meaning 'Our Lady' - from the dedication of a fine 10th century church) commands a panoramic view of the whole island. The greatest attraction of Serifos is its magnificent beaches - Mega Livadi, Koutalas, Agios Sostis, Psili Ammos, Agios Ioanis, Sikamia.
Culture and history infowhich attracts an ever-increasing number of visitors from all over the world! How to get to Serifos Travelling from Piraeus Port to Serifos Island takes 2 ½ hours by high-speed boat and 4 ½ hours by ferry boat.