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Vedema Resort, Santorini, wows with discreet luxury

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Hotels with dazzling Aegean Sea views may tempt most visitors who stay on the island of Santorini in Greece.

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.

Vedema Resort is one of the best luxury hotels in Santorini
Vedema Resort is one of the best luxury hotels in Santorini

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 REsort
Vedema’s suites overlook vineyards, gardens or Megalochori village

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.

Indeed, if looking for great hotels when planning your Greece vacation, put Vedema on your list.

Dine inside or out; Vedema's fresh fish and seafood is tasty!
Dine inside or out; the fresh fish and seafood is tasty!

Pssst! Do you love unabashed luxury? Then check out these gorgeous private pool suites we’ve splashed out in!

Location in Megalochori

Vedema, Santorini, is built in and around the village of Megalochori
Vedema is built in and around the village of Megalochori; this was the view from our suite’s rooftop terrace

Vedema snuggles up to the medieval Greek village of Megalohori – it’s built right within it.

It’s hard to discern where Vedema starts and the real village ends!

Vedema Resort, Santorini, is built around the authentic Greek village of Megalochori
The Greek village of Megalochori is very authentic (and has some great restaurants too!)

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.

Vedema's beach club on Perivolos Beach
Vedema’s beach club on Perivolos Beach

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.

Vedema has a private beach club on Perissa Beach (we took the complimentary resort shuttle to get there)
Vedema has a private beach club on Perivolos Beach (we took the complimentary resort shuttle to get there)

Bottom line?

Stone arches and bougainvillea are part of Vedema's charm
Stone arches and bougainvillea are part of Vedema’s charm

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.

Vedema Resort is built in and around the charming village of Megalochori on Santorini
How pretty is Megalochori!

One of the best Santorini luxury hotels

Vedema’s location:

Vedema is tucked within the village of Megalochori, a short drive from Perivolos Beach.

More information:

See the Vedema Resort website.

To book:

Check TripAdvisor or Booking.com, as you may find the lowest rates there.

Experience more of Greece!

Read our posts on:

Santorini | We also loved our stays at Ikies Traditional Houses and Grace Santorini (two Santorini cave hotels).

Athens | Is Athens worth visiting? You bet! From the fabulous Acropolis Museum to the changing of the guards, check out these 12 good reasons to go.

Mykonos | Mykonos is a slice of cool in the hot blue Aegean. See our Mykonos travel guide, including the 5 best Mykonos beach hotels.

Philippi | History whispers around every corner at the ancient ruins of Philippi.

Crete | Where to chill? St. Nicolas Bay Resort has lovely suites with private pools.

Facts and tips | Did you know you know it’s illegal to wear high heels to the Acropolis? Check out these 100+ useful and fun facts about Greece.


Photo credits: 5, 6, 9 © Janice and George Mucalov, SandInMySuitcase | Remaining photos courtesy Vedema Resort


About the authors:

Janice and George Mucalov

Luxury travel journalists and SATW, NATJA and TMAC “Best Travel Blog” award winners, Janice and George are the owners and founders of Sand In My Suitcase. Between them, they’ve traveled to all 7 continents.

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