Maria Vidali studied architecture at Portsmouth and Kingston University. She holds an MPhil degree in History and Philosophy of Architecture from Cambridge University and a PhD from the University of Thessaly in Greece. She has been a research trainee in Architecture and Narrative at McGill University. She has presented in conferences.

Her research work: Village and Land, the outlying chapels on the island of Tinos was published as a book in Greece, in 2009. Since 2007 she runs her own practice Maria Vidali Architect. She has taught at the Drury Centre in Greece and at the University of Thessaly, school of Architecture. Since 2017 she has been teaching in CYA the Contemporary Urbanism course: Athens through Time, Space and Narrative.