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tan cruises & Transfers

Like never before

Need to travel to another destination? Do it in style with one of our boats.

Pick  a cruise around Serifos or nearby islands and have our skipper as your guide.

Be the captain of your boat and carve your own path

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Chora & Livadi

with the island of Sifnos in the backround

The crown jewel of Serifos island is its capital, Chora,
a medieval castled settlement build amphitheatrically
on top of the rocky hill that overlooks the bay of Livadi.

Above the picturesque settlement of Chora, you can
see the preserved ruins of the Venetian castle build in 1434
by the Mikieli family.
That castle was one of the island’s defenses against
the pirate ships roaming and pilfering the area.

Sitting on the highest point of the rocky hill,
you will find Agios Constantinos church.
Up there, one can admire the breathtaking view of the
Aegean Sea as it spreads before us, engulfing Serifos
and the surrounding islands of Sifnos, Kythnos, Milos & Kimolos.

Part of the greek mythology

The legend

Odysseus is said to have passed by Serifos on his return journey to Ithaca, where he faced the Cyclops Polyphemus, whom he blinded with his spear to allow him and his men to escape from him.

Acrisius, the king of Argos, went to the oracle at Delphi wanting to know whether he would have a child and the oracle warned him that hewould die by the hand of his grandson, born by his daughter Danae, who would succeed him to the throne. To protect himself, Acrisius locked Danae away in a cellar. However, he did not take into account the sudden love of Zeus, who came in through the roof as golden shower and gave her a son, Perseus.

Megalo Livadi

sunset golden hour

The settlement has been founded in 1880 and it is located at the Southwestern side of Serifos in the homonymous bay. Megalo Livadi has known a big financial bloom during the period the mines started to operate, up untill 1963, when they finally closed.

The inhuman working conditions led the workers to the now famous 1916 revolt. The strike broke out on the 7th of August 1916, when the workers refused to load the minerals on a ship. The leader of the strikers is said to have been Konstantinos Speras.

The workers demanded eight-hour work, increase the day’s wages and the implementation of safety measures.
George Gromman, owner of the mining company asked the help of the Greek authorities and on the 21th of August a detachment arrived to supress the strike. Unfortunatelly the situation quickly got out of hand as casualties from both sides added up, to the already high ammount of lives the mines claimed.


Next to the building that used to house the company’s offices,
the visitor can see the Heroes Memorial , a modest reminder of the miners
bloody revolt in 1916, which is an integral part of the island’s history.
In the small seaside settlement there is also the church of Agios Ioannis Prodromos, with remarkable frescos dating from the 17th century.

the Sights

Beautiful and untouched

Crystal clear waters

Sandy beaches and rocky shores

This Greek Island remains true to its roots and is waiting for you to explore it

Welcoming and easy going crew. Our skipper Yiannis was very knowledgable as he is actually a local! The beaches, water and scenery was splendid, snacks and beverages were nice as well. Would definitely recommend
Aimilia Bobolou
Aimilia Bobolou
Υπέροχα και ασφαλή σκάφη τα παιδιά ξέρουν πολύ καλά την δουλειά τους και η ξενάγηση που σου κάνουν στο νησί είναι καταπληκτική!
Αντρεας Καλιανος
Αντρεας Καλιανος
Abbiamo fatto una gita di mezza giornata nel mese di agosto. Belle le spiagge che abbiamo visto. Servizio ottimo. Barca molto comoda e performante. Iannis ottimo skipper!
Vincenzo Di Rienzo
Vincenzo Di Rienzo
So nice, we did it twice! We found Tan Cruisers through @stefgreece on Instagram. From the beginning, communication was easy. Dimitra handled our enquiries promptly. They were very flexible with our private full day tour in terms of departure time which was great too, but obviously dependent on factors like weather and boat availability. The boats were absolutely luxurious. I admit to not knowing anything about boats, but as a tourist they felt top of the range and well worth the money we spent. The highlight, however was Mihali (Michael) our skipper. He is actually the owner of Tan Cruisers and we were very fortunate to have him. He is now a Serifos local, so his island knowledge was terrific. He is very passionate about customer service and ensured that our day was as enjoyable as it could be. He has a very warm and welcoming personality and spoke Greek and English equally well, so was also fantastic to chat to as well which I think also makes for a more enjoyable cruise. We had such a great time the first trip, we immediately booked again for another trip with family. We were fortunate enough to be upgraded to an even more superb boat (felt like a Rolls Royce) and even more fortunate that Mihali extended our time at the end of the day because he wanted us to see more of the island. Overall, an exceptional boat experience that I would recommend 100%, and you can also feel good about supporting a true local business.
Brendan Chan
Brendan Chan
We had a blast, undoubtedly it was a great experience! Alexis is the best skipper ever!
Κωνσταντίνα Αθανασίου
Κωνσταντίνα Αθανασίου
Τέλεια εμπειρία! Την συστήνω ανεπιφύλακτα! Πολύ ωραία οργάνωση! Ο Αλέξης ήταν εξαιρετικός και επαγγελματίας στο είδος του!
Ελευθερία Βροντου
Ελευθερία Βροντου
Πραγματοποιησάμε ξενάγηση με το Tan Cruisers, όπου μας εδωσε την ευκαιρια να δουμέ από μια αλλη οπτική το νησί! Ο Μιχάλης μας εκανε το tour άψογος επαγγελματίας με εμφανή εμπειρία στην θάλασσα!!!Όταν επισκεφτείτε την Σέριφο σας συστήνω ανεπιφύλακτα αυτή την εμπειρία!
Amazing experience!! Everyone was so nice and they took us to the best spots on the island.
fabienne finkelstein
fabienne finkelstein
Amazing experience so polite and interactive, all the skippers were so friendly
Kentaro Tamura
Kentaro Tamura
it was so much fun! took us to so many different beaches and were open to going anywhere we asked. so friendly and had a great time! a must do if ever in serifos!!
Yuma Tamura
Yuma Tamura