Hotels with dazzling Aegean Sea views may tempt most visitors who stay on the Greek island of Santorini.
We’ve been tempted too. And we’ve stayed in smashing cave hotels high up on the cliff-tops both in Oia and Imerovigli.
But for peace and tranquility away from the tourist hordes, discreet luxury and an idyllic setting overlooking rolling vineyards, head to Vedema, Santorini.
We figured if Vedema was good enough for Brangelina, Lady Gaga and Heidi Klum, it was good enough for us.
We weren’t disappointed.
Vedema is a member of the Luxury Collection of resorts.
Boasting a private beach club on a nearby black sand beach, 46 spacious suites and villas, lavish breakfast buffets that include champagne, and a candlelit wine bar in an underground cave, Vedema Resort turned out to be one of our favorite places to stay on Santorini.
Pssst! Do you love unabashed luxury? Then check out these gorgeous private pool suites we’ve splashed out in!
Location in Megalochori
Vedema snuggles up to the medieval Greek village of Megalohori – it’s built right within it.
Indeed, it’s hard to discern where Vedema starts and the real village ends.
Vedema beach club
In the warmer months, a complimentary resort van shuttles guests every two hours to Vedema’s private beach club on the long black sand beach of Perivolos.
With sunbeds, umbrellas, towels and bar service, you can happily while away a day here.
If hunger strikes and you want a change of scene, simply stroll the leafy street running alongside the beach. It’s lined with fish tavernas galore.
Everywhere we looked at Vedema was a visual treat – bougainvillea, white-washed barrel-shaped suites, volcanic rock arches, cobblestone pathways…
As was the pretty little Greek village of Megalochori, around which the resort is built.
Photo credits: 9, 10 and 13 © Janice and George Mucalov, SandInMySuitcase | Remaining photos courtesy Vedema Resort