|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
SCORPIO (Glaronissi Residence), part of the SERIFIANS houses, is the perfect retreat from the fast pace of the world. Nestled on the tip of a natural rock, the headland gives way to a pristine sandy beach on one side and stunning natural rock and craggy bays on the other.
The residence is built out of stone in the unpretentious spirit of the island and has the stamp of its owner’s architectural view.
Each of the sea view rooms and terraces feature a number of amenities designed to make your vacation what vacations are meant to be: peaceful, relaxing, rejuvenating.
With all island’s most exotic beaches nearby, activities are plentiful and your relaxing holiday is awaiting you! Glaronissi Residence offers a very special experience with a home away from home atmosphere and makes every guest a lifetime guest.
The residence can host a family or group of friends reuniting for holidays. The house’s lower level offers privacy and can be rented separately from the other level.
SCORPIO, Lower Level: The 40 sqm space is equipped with a double bed and a sofa bed, a kitchenette and bathroom, and outdoor shower.
Catch the cooling sea breeze at the large veranda (100 sqm) with a glimpse of the panoramic view of the Aegean Sea beyond whilst enjoying your meal at the outdoor dining/sitting area.
The lower level house accommodates up to 3 (including children).
See our other listings of the possibility of renting the both levels of the house. Each level has private access and privacy. For one family they are connected only by exterior via a stone-built staircase.
The house is fully equipped with fridge, oven, ceramic plates, washing machine and clothes dryer capability, hair dryers, iron and iron board, toast maker, coffee maker, water boiler, blender, all kitchen utensils, linens and more. There is 24-hour support from authorized staff in any technical matter you may need.
Guests have access to all facilities including car parking, table games, BBQ equipment, path leading to the beach, external showers, etc.
The island has its own distinct charming Cycladic flair with its rugged mining sites, history and mythology. The island exudes a calm atmosphere despite its arid and wild landscape characteristics and is gracefully embraced by the turquoise blue colors of the Aegean Sea.
Apart from having a laid back and relaxed holiday, you can enjoy the magnificent beaches and outdoor activities such as hiking, climbing, mountain biking, windsurfing, snorkeling, diving and many more. The island's untouched nature and low-key nightlife maintain its exclusivity.
Scorpio, Glaronissi Residence, is located 5 km from Livadi (the island’s port), only a 10 minute drive by car. And another 5 km from Livadi is the island’s capital, the Chora.
Livadi & Chora
Livadi, the harbor, is an ideal place for taking a stroll along sea front with its wide range of restaurants, bars and coffee shops, etc. All your shopping can be done within walking distance; you will find grocery stores, bakeries, butchers, fruit shops and the island’s pharmacy.
If you like to swim, the port area has two beautiful sandy beaches: Avlomonas and Livadakia.
Chora, the main village, is built amphitheatrically on a rocky hill overlooking the island and harbor from the top. The locals have respected the Cycladic architectural tradition by building white cube-shaped houses. Strolling through the winding narrow streets of Chora, you will discover some bars, cafés and taverns, blending into the whole scene harmoniously. Take a walk up to the 15th century’s Venetian castle; visit the small chapels and windmills, perched precariously, offering breathtaking views of the island.
Serifos’ coastline offers plenty of beaches to choose from: rocky, pebbly or sandy ones accompanied by crystal blue waters.
The island’s beaches are reached either by car, walking trails or by sea.
Easily accessible sandy beaches are Agios Sostis, Psili Ammos, Agios Ioannis, Sikamia, Kalo Ambeli, Ganema and Vagia, where the residence is located.
The location of our residence is ideal for exploring the whole island, for both, adults and children. Enjoy a relaxed walk at dawn or in the evening through the former vineyard valley or old Vagia village. On your way, you will find the little chapel of Agios Konstantinos and the Vagia gorge. Have a look at the old iron-mining facilities and the beach of Vagia or just walk down the hill on a private path to the isolated beach of the seagull island.
An unforgettable experience is picking summer grapes and wild-figs whilst strolling around in the neighborhood.
The residence features magnificent sea views towards south-west and in less than a 5 minute drive (or 15 minute walk) you reach the most beautiful yet unspoilt beaches of the island: Vagia and Ganema.
Nearby restaurants are the Cocomat hotel restaurant (1 km away), the Ganema beach tavern (2 km away) and Ganema Pezoules tavern (also 2 km away).
Activities & Exploring
If you are interested in hiking and exploring, there are several marked hiking paths to discover the island’s villages and monasteries.
In the North of the island, near Galani village, you find the fortified monastery Moni Taxiarchon (archangel), built in 1500 and nowadays run by a single monk. The monastery contains fine 15th century frescoes and rare byzantine manuscripts.
Activities that can be organized during your stay such as:
- Guided Island tour by car
- Bike rental
- Scuba diving & Snorkeling
- Private motor boat tour around the island
- Private motor boat excursion to Kimolos and Poliaigos
- Old mines and caves combined with swim tour
- Famous Serifos trekking routes
- Paddling board or canoe at Vagia beach
- Windsurfing at Vagia beach
- Private Yoga instructor
- Private massage therapy
- Babysitting or Childcare
- Private meal cook
Other things to do on the island:
- Mountain biking
- Exploring the island’s history/mythology
Serifian dishes are full of aromas and flavors! Try the meat products such as louzes, syglina (traditional cured pork) and sausages. Taste marathopites and marathotiganites (fennel pies baked or fried), revythada (traditionally cooked chickpeas) with a local variety of raisins, sun-dried octopus, local cheeses such as myzithra and xinomyzithra.
If you like sweets, try pasteli (sesame bar) which is cut in a diamond shape, with an almond in the middle.
Serifos temperatures average between 23 and 25 Celsius with low humidity throughout the summer; highest temperatures are usually reached in August.
Car is necessary for exploring the island and its wonderful sites. Note: please make car arrangements as soon as possible.
Directions and helpful tips
Please make car arrangements early in advance; at least three months prior to your arrival. If you need help with, we can assist you.
Architect and Social Entrepreneur by profession, multi-lingual, I enjoy sports, travelling and cooking. Studied engineering in Greece and business administration in Chicago, United States I now live in Greece sharing my time between Athens and Serifos island.
Dimitris Stathopoulos purchased this villa in 2001
I designed and built my dream house in the Cycladic island of Serifos in a location that I fell in love with 10 years ago for its orientation, access to the beach and sunlight.
Privacy setting, multiple verandas to bask in the sunlight and shadow, foot access to the beach, lots of options for sports and nearby highlight activities and super positive energy
The villa is only 5 km away from the port of Livadi on a crescent shaped bay. the sea front board walk at Livadi offers a choice of restaurants, lounge bars and coffee shops, while several grocery stores, bakeries, butchers, fruit shops and a pharmacy are within walking distance from one another. hora – the “capital” town of serifos is a 10 minute car drive up the hill from livadi. hora is topped by the ruins of a 15th century venetian castle. a stroll through the winding streets of hora with its cube-shaped houses will let you discover chapels and windmills perched precariously and offering breathtaking views of the island.
the coastline of the island offers a diversity of easily accessible sandy beaches (Kalo Ambeli, Ganema, Vagia, Agios Sostis -where the villa is located, Psili Ammos, Ag. Ioanis, Sykamia). for those interested in hiking and exploring, there are several marked hiking paths which allow an inland discovery of the island with its many villages and monasteries. in the north of the island near the village of Galani, the fortified monastery Moni Taxiarchon (archangel), built in 1500, is run by a single monk. the monastery contains fine 15th century frescoes and rare byzantine manuscripts.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£173|