Huffpost, July 2016, How a writer built the homeliest Guesthouse on Serifos.The lovely house was a guesthouse, but it was a million miles from the ‘classic’ Greek ‘rooms for rent’. For lack of a better word, it was far more homely than that. In fact, its every little detail filled you with an irresistible desire to visit—and stay there forever.
During July and August you could rent the entire building: the Writer’s Home together with the self-contained Guest-home. The space was finished in 2000. Taking cues from the Cycladic buildings’ original palette, the result would lead you to believe that it is an old remarkable build, excellently preserved.
More than 25 years ago, walking down the dirt road to Platis Gialos, I fell in love with Serifos: red soil and schist stones till the sea and in the shadow of the tamarisks, the flavors Nikoulias’ wife, the mother of many smiling daughters and sons had to offer. That same unforgettable autumn, I fell in love with a boulderstone in Rammos; some time later with