Vedema, a Luxury Collection Resort

Location: Santorini | Greece

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

Vedema, a Luxury Collection Resort, basks at the heart of magical Santorini, amongst the sugar-cube houses, blue-domed roofs and chiming church bells. Away from the crowds, it's brilliantly placed to enjoy sleepy village life, and it also has a private beach.

Perfect forFamilies and couples looking for an authentic slice of Santorini. 
In the knowThe hotel occupies the site of a 400-year-old winery, and at the Canava Wine Bar you can enjoy a range of Santorini wines from the historic wine cellar, including a special vintage produced in surrounding vineyards. Assyrtiko and Nykteri are two of the most well-known of Santorini’s dessert wines, with distinctive hints of citrus, along with smoke and minerals from the volcanic soil.

Recommended for...

  • History & Heritage
  • Luxury Hotel
  • Setting & Views
  • Village Life

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Vedema, a Luxury Collection Resort, lies mid-way up the island of Santorini, in the small village of Megalochori.

Rooms at Vedema

Built in the traditional Cycladic style, with fresh white walls, arched ceilings and cool marble floors, the one to three-bedroom suites and villas veil you in calm the moment you walk in. As well as locally-sourced antique furniture and exclusive artworks adding a personal touch, they all have private terraces and many come with private jacuzzis or pools.

The Aegean suites have their own outdoor jacuzzi, whilst the Olympian villas also have private pools and views out to the sea and the vineyards.

There's also the exclusive Nafsika Estate, a lavish five-bedroom villa a short drive away, overlooking the caldera, which comes complete with a chef, a butler, a large pool and a private helipad.

Food & Drink

Enjoy American-style buffet breakfasts and Greek and Mediterranean lunches by the pool at the Pergola restaurant, alongside drinks from the bar. Meanwhile, at the Alati restaurant, dining within the winery or on the terrace showcases the creative menu inspired by the land and sea, created by Vedema’s executive chef Olivier Campanha, giving guests a refined taste adventure. For a special occasion, enjoy a private tailor-made five or seven-course degustation menu.

Vedema's roof terrace is the perfect place to enjoy a pre-dinner drink, with traditional music drifting up from the softly-lit village.


There's a large pool, complete with a sun deck with loungers, that overlooks the surrounding vineyards, and is the ideal spot to unwind by day and night. There's also an open-air Jacuzzi where you can relax in the warm temperatures, under the shade of olive trees and bougainvillea, while beverages and snacks from the Jacuzzi bar delight and complete the tranquil atmosphere.

Vedema also has a blissful spa, a sauna and a fitness centre, as well as a private beach with a bar and restaurant on the distinctive black volcanic sands of Perivolos, 6km from the hotel - take the complimentary shuttle.

Activities at Vedema

A stay here is really about relaxing and soaking up authentic culture away from the crowds. During the day, you can have a wander around the village, stepping inside the serene whitewashed churches, and visit local vineyards. By night, the nearby restaurants come alive, lit by lanterns and playing traditional music.

For more active guests, there are archaeological sites nearby, such as the renowned Akrotiri, which is 6km away, and you can also enjoy scenic hikes and horse rides, as well as private boat trips to see the volcanoes that formed the island or go diving. You can even take a helicopter ride from the hotel's own helipad - the ultimate way to explore.

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Hotel location

Vedema, a Luxury Collection Resort, is 5km (10 minutes) from the port of Athinios and 7km from Santorini airport. 

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