In tribute to our origins as the house of a passionate art collector with a penchant for hosting, The Vasilicos is proud to support the Honorary Hospitality Programme run by the Benaki Museum at The Leigh Fermor House, another legendary house with a history of hosting artists, intellectuals, and writers.
The beautiful house of Patrick and Joan Leigh Fermor in Kardamyli is one of the most famous artists’ houses in Greece. Built in the 1960s, and thoroughly enjoyed for many years, it was bequeathed by the couple to The Benaki Museum in 1996. Lovingly restored, it now receives guests as part of a well-thought-out fellowship programme run in partnership with leading universities and foundations, which honours both the letter and the spirit of the bequest.
Alongside these residencies, the Benaki Museum also runs its own Honorary Hospitality programme. Every year, the Museum selectively extends invitations for stays at The Leigh Fermor House to persons of note, in recognition of their special relationship to Greece and the Museum.