In a previous life, COCO-MAT Eco Residences Serifos was a complex of miners’ houses, built in 1910, which has been recently renovated, respectful of both the local traditional architecture and contemporary eco-friendly practices.
Located in the lovely Vagia beach, COCO-MAT Eco Residences Serifos hotel invites you to ease up, slow down and truly enjoy your time on an island that can offer you the authentic – albeit alternative – Cycladic experience, without any uncalled-for tourist hassle.
Perched on the western edge of the Cyclades island complex, Serifos is just a two-hour speedboart ride away from the port of Piraeus. With her imposing main town of Chora, built at 200 metres above sea level, dozens of picturesque villages, wonderful beaches and a long history, the so-called “Iron Lady” of the Aegean is intriguing and inviting at the same time.
Architect George Zafiriou is the mastermind behind the transformation of the miner’s housing complex in Vagia into COCO-MAT Eco Residencies Serifos hotel. For the creation of COCO-MAT Eco Residencies Serifos he managed to merge the authentic cycladic architecture, the unadorned industrial order and the elegant eco-friendly aesthetics that defines COCO-MAT’s philosophy into a unique new style.
As a result, all spaces in COCO-MAT Eco Residencies Serifos are hospitable, full of natural light and completely in tune with their surroundings. With respect to the traditional island appearance and to the history of the original building and its earlier inhabitants, George Zafiriou followed the principles of bio-climatic architecture, securing natural air-conditioning in all the apartments.
The company’s philosophy is based on the exclusive use of natural materials for the creation of harmonious spaces, where every object has a specific use, but also contributes to the preservation of its user’s physical and mental tranquillity. COCO-MAT’s Interior Design Team has thus equipped every residence with the necessary furniture, beddings and utilitarian objects, all made with natural materials, such as cotton, silk, coconut fibres, natural rubber, herbs (eucalyptus, lavender), goose down, wool and linen.