Vedema, a Luxury Collection Resort, Santorini
What We Love
- Free daily breakfast and champagne upon arrival
- Every room has a private patio or terrace, Jacuzzi, rain shower and free WiFi
- Wine tasting sessions in the romantic 400-year-old catacomb housing the Canava Wine Bar
What To Know
- There are no elevators, so pack light and prepare to walk everywhere
- The hotel is centrally located in Megalochori and a free resort shuttle travels to and from the beach from May through October
- READ MORE: A vacation guide to the Greek Islands
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Centrally located in Megalochori just a short drive from the Aegean Sea, Vedema Resort is an idyllic retreat that’s about classic Santorini as you can get, with a whitewashed façade and light and airy spaces that bring the beach indoors. Stark white guestrooms have pops of color such as olive green and turquoise, and start at a commodious 538 square feet with marble floors, wooden shutters, private terraces or patios and Waterl’eau toiletries. The island’s sandy shores and vineyards are nearby, but there some inducements to stay put, like Vinsanto restaurant, which cooks up creative Greek cuisine in a 400-year-old winery. The pool bar mixes zesty cocktails, and wine pairings are available in the Canava Wine Bar. And should you need further pampering, the resort’s spa offers gold body scrubs.
In the Area
Oenophiles can sample unusual vintages at respected vineyards like Gavalas – the family winery spans three centuries – or Boutari, which specializes in Greek grapes like Naoussa. Board the retro-fabulous Saint Nikolaos, a wooden sailing boat, for a two-hour outing to the nearby Nea Kameni volcano with Dakoutros Brothers tours, then back on dry land, hit up the fascinating Museum of Prehistoric Thira in the town of Fira, which displays many ancient archeological finds from the island. Later, watch the world go by in Megalochori Square, where musicians serenade visitors sipping ouzo at café tables.
How to Get There
After getting here we realized this was not the area we wanted to stay. It is a beautiful hotel but not much to do in the area. We decided to move to their sister property in Oia as it was more what we were looking for. On our way out they bombarded us and were very awkward about us leaving. They made some comments about how there are a lot of steps at the other hotel and what a pain it would be. Overall it’s a nice hotel but this experience left a sour taste in my mouth. If you are looking for the real Santorini experience stay in Oia or Fira...not here
My recent stay at the Vedeema hotel was amazing! I was updgraded to villa with private pool and jacuzzi. The hotel restaurant had very good food options, however the hotel was also convenient to nice quaint local restaurants. The shuttle services to the main village and beaches were also convenient. And Lieza was awsome coordinating reservations and local tours.
It is one of the greatest place to stay. The staff is wonderful and ready to help you at any moment. The room was clean and spacious. The buffet breakfast includes typical Greece food and it has a lot of items to choose.
All the staff were exceptional. Facility was clean and functional. Well situated. Rooms were very private and fit into the theme of the neighbourhood. Pick up from the ferry could have been better but drop off worked fine.
We had the pleasure of recently staying at the Vedema for three nights. Excellent staff and service. Received delicious fresh lemonade upon checkin. The breakfast was plentiful with so many options. The hotel is beautiful and grounds immaculately clean. We have not one complaint about The Vedema and expect to return here. Honestly, this Vedema staff should give lessons on how to treat guests and provide amazing customer service!