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HISTORY
Serifos is inhabited since archaic times and has a very important historic route to show.
The island is connected with the myth of Perseus, who killed the tremendous Medusa. It is said that Perseus was hosted in the palace of Diktis, one of Serifos’ kings.
Another myth says that Cyclopes inhabited the island. Place names like Cyclopes’ Cave, seems to have their route in this myth.
First settlers of the island were of thessaloeolikis origin.
The island later inhabited Kares, Phinics, Cretes and Ions. During Persian wars, Serifos was in Athens side.
In 363BC Macedonians conquer Serifos.
In 266BC the island is under the domain of Ptolemei of Egypt.
In the times followed, Serifos had the same luck with the rest Cyclades islands. In 146BC, Romans dominate the island and use it as a banishment land.
A new period of bloom begins for Serifos in 1204, when Franks come to the island. In the times of archon Ermolaos Minotto the island’s mines- after of centuries that had been closed- started to operate again. This way, Serifos’ economy, flourished.
In 1537, Turkish conquer Serifos.
Serifos adjusted to the New Greek union in 1829, along with the rest of Cyclades islands.
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