Surrounded by a fruitful land full of birds, trees and a grape yard. The traveler that values the beauty of simplicity and the aesthetic of nature, will experience the uplifting magic of this beloved island guesthome. An intimate hideaway with Wifi.
It’s been a few years since Vicky Theodoropoulou, the awarded Greek writer, realised her dream of building a stone house together with a detached guesthouse in the island of Serifos. Surrounded by a fruitful land full of birds, trees, a grape yard and a traditional grape press, the guesthouse offers the ideal accommodation to those looking for relaxed holidays in a quiet and peaceful location.
The accommodation includes one double and one single bed suitable for a child, a fully equipped kitchenette, a private bathroom with shower and last but not least a wind protected terrace with view to the Cycladic nature and the rocky mountains.
In a quiet and peacefull location situated in walking distance to the port [Livadi] where all the taverns, bars, coffehouses and the market place.
In the port there is a bus departuring [every 1/2 hour] for the picturesque Hora [the old town] with the wonderful Cycladic architecture, the tavernes and bars, the souvenir stores in its narrow streets and the traditional old square for nice breakfasts and unforgetable nights looking at the starry sky. Serifos' starrry sky is an experience of a lifetime.
From the port there is also a bus to the Megalo Livadi (3/4 of an hour) where there is the iron mine with the nearby beach and two taverns with wonderful home made dishes in very good prices.
Summer time in Serifos is super especially when sheltered inside a cool house surrounded by the invigorating nature. However, at winter time the protection and comfort of a warm and cozy home, is an experience worth living.
If you are an artist or a writer, whether you are looking for inspiration or simply searching inside yourself, accompanied by friends or alone, take the chance and venture coming to the island at Winter. You won’t regret it.
Special price for those staying over a 20 day period at the writer’s guesthouse between October and April.
3 minute walk to/from the beach
12 minute walk to/from Livadi [the port]
2.30 hours to get to the island to/from Athens by speed boat, 4.00 hours by the traditional boat
A note from the host
Decades ago, going 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 of Nikoulias’ wife, the mother of many smiling daughters and sons. That same unforgettable autumn, I fell in love with a boulderstone in Rammos; some time later I loved Margarita, the cook, and her husband Giorgi,s the fisherman, at the edge of Livadi; a winter afternoon I discovered Panagia, the small village up the hill and the grocery store of Vitos and Antonia, who stole another piece of my heart; a hot summer noon found me swimming and enchanted in the nook with the green waters down in Vagia; a windy sunday I found shelder in Moustakias’ cook house, in Koutalas and a hot spring saturday I wished to become a fish in Lia beach.
A wandering in a place like this wonderful island that I made it my land, needs you to be ready as long prepared and open to encounters, a flâneur, as Charles Baudelaire calls it, a wanderer, a promenader, a traveler. And then you might be the lucky one who will taste grandma Sevasti's caper, the local homemade wine or the cheese that nestles down in the ground with herbs until it reaches your palate, a full moon in August or a night with stars that you think you can touch them if you just extend your arms. Gifts of a rock in the Aegean that will offer them to you if as long as you stay there, you find something from yourself to give back.
rent a car or a bike
Other Things to Note
Moments of happiness in an island that was not blessed with forests and rivers, but with a barren land -hence the island's official name Serifos- with rocks and iron -hence the appellation, the iron island. How could you know these things when you first arrive: the precious clusters of bοulderstones; or the tradition in metallurgy; or the tiny one-room stone houses that you still see scattered in the plateaus or conveniently positioned in the furrows, that are called “cells” and they were the rooms where the miners spent their nights.
treat it like home
Vici's home in Serifos is amazing. And so is she. And her lovely dog Sarah. We felt at home so quickly and enjoyed not only our cute little studio but all the premises around with terraces, gardens, deck chairs, trees, herbs, outdoor shower (the fresh and natural spring water coming out of the pipes here is sheer bliss and delicious!!) … well, whatever you'd wish for when you are looking for relaxation in pure and beautiful environment. On top of all delights during our stay a supermoon was happening and we were able to enjoy it from the rear terrace. Phenomenal moments! Still, with or without supermoon the views from Writer's Home are gorgeous every time of the day. We fully indulged ourselves in the beauty of Serifos, the close by beaches (pretty and secluded Karavi dotted with sand lilies is only 4-5 minutes walk away), the lively harbour, the impressive Chora and everything Vici has offered to us: her friendly care and hospitality, the many inspiring talks we had, her fine sense of humour, her wonderful spot of land. Thank you so much, Vici, for sharing it with us!
El sitio es exactamente como te lo imaginas, una casa en piedra blanca, típica de isla griega, fresquita, muy acogedora. Hay todo lo que pueda servir, y Vici es muy muy disponible por cualquier cosa necesites. Es presente y al mismo tiempo discreta. El sitio está a 15 minutos de camino del puerto, y está arriba de una pequeña colina, a 5 minutos de la playa. Un sitio perfecto para quien quiere estar en la naturaleza sin estar en el pueblo.
En fin, si quieres un sitio donde descansar en paz y en comunión con la naturaleza y con tu mismo, esta casa es el ideal ! (y la isla también...)
Η συνολική εμπειρία της διαμονής μας στον πανέμορφο ξενώνα της κυρίας Βίκυς ήταν θετικότατη. Ιδανικός χώρος για ήρεμες στιγμές και εξαιρετικά καλαίσθητος τόσο εσωτερικά όσο και εξωτερικά. Η κυρία Βίκυ έχει φροντίσει να υπάρχουν τα πάντα στην διάθεση του φιλοξενούμενου της και όποτε χρειαστήκαμε κάτι ήταν εκεί για να μας βοηθήσει. Θα το συνιστούσα ανεπιφύλακτα τόσο σε οικογένειες όσο και σε παρέες που θέλουν να βρουν έναν χώρο χαλάρωσης και ηρεμίας.
The writer´s home is just a lovely place. Tasty, natural, cosy and clean. Close enough but not too close to the lively harbor of Livadi. And Serifos is worth a trip anyway. Gorgeous landscapes and a breathtaking views. And last but not least: Paradisial beaches! Vici is a super kind, open minded and interesting person, very helpful but not intrusive at all. We´d love to come back!
Nice cottage in one of the most quiet and beautiful island of the Cyclades.
It is situated near a wonderful beach (Karavi) and you almost don't need anything else apart of the amazing sourranding and the intimate beach. It is a short distance from the town (15 minutes walk) and other beaches more crowded like Livadakia (10 minutes walk). Very near (3 minutes walk) there is a traditional tavern (Kabia) with delicious homemade food and a very good treatment (I will miss Alexandros!!!).
Don't worry if you don't drive or you can't rent a car. The local bus and the taxi services work quite good and you can visit amazing places like Hora and Agios Sostis beach.
Referring to the house, it has been decorated with a traditional style and you feel confortable from first moment you are in. It seems quite small but there you can cook you find everything you need. Don't miss read or have dinner in the beautiful terrace.
The owner, Vici, was very charmed. She was really very kind with us attending our needs. One night we have the opportunity of chatting with her drinking a glass of local wine... It was a real pleasure to have met her and his friend (and Sarah, his dog!).
It was a beautiful experience our stay in the Guest house of Vici:) It's a fairytale place, clean, cozy and equipped with everything that we needed:) first of all silence, and then the amazing blue sea of Serifos in front of the house. It's a very romantic place, perfect for a couple.
And Vici is a beautiful woman and person, warmful and always kind and generous and i don't know a lot of words in english, but she really is a beautiful host.
Hope to see you again Vici.
Hope to see you again Guest House.
Hope to see you again Serifos:)
Big big hug from us.
La maison de Vici est magnifique de simplicité et de raffinement. C'est en endroit plein de charme et d' âme à l'image de Vici qui est tres accueillante et chaleureuse. Une belle decouverte, une belle rencontre. Séjourner ici est un vrai bonheur. Hautement recommandé.
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Won an award in Arts and Letters with one of the latter, her Letter from Dublin, a novel (1997). Before then: studies in History, historic missions, historic Sources published and historic stews with Monologues, Articles, Short Stories, Radio Programmes and Luminous Boxes thrown in and served up every now and then in newspapers and magazines, on the radio, at the Benaki on Piraios Street, the ICA in London and elsewhere. The radio programme Fairy Tale Salad went out every day. An hors d’oeuvre oeuvre that had whet the public’s appetite when she served up a second course: a novel, The Survivors, and two travel books, Amsterdam and Southern Morocco, which did their thing in the shop window sans rival of the Atheneaum Boekhandel & Nieuwscentrum in Amsterdam, while Ypsilon Publications whipped the COOKIES out of the oven March 2009. A lover and orchestrator of alchemic situations, she devotes herself to pronouns as well as articles—to the we, me, you, him and them who are helping her set up LUDENS LABS, an outward-looking situation for those who believe art is as serious as play.