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 (via complimentary shuttle), 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.
Everywhere we looked 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.
Photos 2, 3, 7 and 8 © Janice and George Mucalov, SandInMySuitcase | Remaining photos courtesy of Vedema Resort