Discover Megalo Livadi in Serifos

The Old Mines outside Megalo Livadi, an important historical spot in Serifos island

At a distance of 15 km from Livadi, on the south western side of Serifos Cyclades, is the small sandy bay of Megalo Livadi. This bay is well protected by summer winds (called meltemia) and its shallow sandy shore makes it great for families with kids. Many trees lined up Megalo Livadi beach in Serifos, creating much natural shade. The beautiful landscape is completed by the old, abandoned mines on the one side of the bay.

Ruined buildings, an old shipment staircase and rusted rolling rails are the remaining of the rich mining activity on this spot of Serifos, Cyclades islands. A visit to the Old Mines is better in the evening in order to enjoy the fantastic sunset from the hill up there. On the other side of Megalo Livadi beach is an abandoned Neoclassical building, constructed in 1890 by the famous Bavarian architect Ernst Ziller,and a Hero Memorial dedicated to the mine workers who lost their lives in the historical strike of 1916 in Serifos.