Everyone, without a single exception, had a great laugh with my desire to build a small, stone built home and a detached guest-home in Serifos during early 1990s since brick is the easiest material for modern constructions. But it has happened as hoped. It was built by local artisans; with local stone. It was characterized as a prototype house for Cyclades and it was a low budget story that needed much tenacity and loads of personal labor. It has been more than 50 years since a stone house got built on the island, which is a rock in its entity.
Originally from Athens, Vici disembarked on Serifos in 1980. She promised herself to meet the locals, get to know them, make this island her place, be a local. And she pulled it off: Serifos is really her place now and you may easily consider her, a local. Since 2010, she guides The Writer’s Home & Guest-home to a sustainable place where human contact, homely care and attention to detail are redefining hospitality, and where hospitality is forging connections that link travellers to a place and its people.