Friday, March 15, 2013

Serifos and Sifnos Islands

Serifos and Sifnos just below Kithnos, 2 not overly populated islands, 1,400 and 2,600 respectively.  They both have mining in their histories, Serifos in Iron-Ore and Sifnos in gold, silver and lead, making them very wealthy in ancient times, it has been inhabited since 4,000 BC.  But the metals ran out on both Islands so making a living on them has resorted to tourism and agriculture.

A Church on Serifos
 Beautiful, Remote Sifnos one of the first places in Greece to mint coins, 600 BC.
Sifnos, Bay of Kamares

note the 2 pictures are taken from Wikipedia, the links to Wikipedia can be found in the first sentence.

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