Maria Vidali was born in Tinos in 1977. She studied architecture at the Universities of Portsmouth and Kingston, UK and she completed an MPhil degree in History and Philosophy of Architecture at the University of Cambridge. In 2010 her research Village and Land. The outlying chapels on the island of Tinos, was published by Futura Publications and Exombourg Municipality Publications of Tinos. She has been a PhD candidate at Thessaly University, studying the utilization of Tinos rural and natural landscape, since 2011.