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About the hotel
Vedema, a Luxury Collection Resort located in Santorini, Megalohori; Thira Airport is approx. 15 minutes transfer.
SETTING & STYLE
Vedema, a Luxury Collection Resort is located in the medieval village of Megalohori and is approxiamtely 6km from the town of Fira. Intergrated into one side of the village, and having evolved from a 400 year old wine cellar and a 100 year old mansion, the architecture pays homage to this traditional fortified Greek village that still stands strong today. Encircled by a traditional stone wall and neighboring vineyards it overlooks the village and outlying beautiful Aegean Sea.
Renown for its intimate and captivating setting, it dedicates itself to providing even the most discerning and seasoned traveller complete luxury and tranquillity.
RESTAURANTS & BARS
The resort has three restaurants, each offering authentic gastronomic experiences.The Mediterranean climate and Santorini’s rich volcanic soil have proved to be nourishing sources for local produce, which are used in preparing the refined dishes of Vedema’s restaurants, imparting unique tastes and distinctive aromas.
Pergola sits poolside and offers traditional Greek cuisine, Mediterranean barbecues and snacks, as well as striking views to the village and surrounding vineyards.
Alati - which means “salt” in Greek, has evolved from the 400-year-old winery cave, made from distinctive stone walls that grant the eatery an enchanting ambiance. 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.
Prive' dining - Offers the option, with an advance booking, for guests to savour five or seven-course degustation menus that highlight the myriad flavours of Santorini. The perfect setting for that special occasion
Canava Wine Bar - Located within the wine cellar and providing a fascinating atmospheric backdrop for exploring the world of wine. Canava is the local word describing the whole complex of the winery and its storage rooms that used to exist in the location of Vedema for 400 years.
The Pool bar - Sit back, relax and enjoy an abudance of refreshing beverages, signature cocktails, and light snacks by the resort's pool
Circe Bar - Minimalistic and annexing the brand new pool, Circe Bar, inspired by Circe, the daughter of Helios,features wellness-inspired low-proof cocktails, traditional Greek flavored drinks and nibbles that transport guests on a culinary journey around the world.
The main pool, nestled among the lush gardens of Vedema’s grounds,the sparkling pool is ideal for guests wishing to rest and recharge, dip in the refreshing waters, bask in the bright island sun or lounge at the adjacent pool bar.
Vedema Resort has been expanded and enhanced with a new pool and sun deck with loungers, that overlook the surrounding vineyards, and are the ideal spots to unwind by day and night.
Relax the body in the open air jacuzzi's warm temperatures,under the shade of olive trees and bougainvilleas, while beverages and snacks from the jacuzzi bar delight and complete the tranquil atmosphere
Guests have access to a private beach with free towels, sun beds, umbrellas and bar service. The beach facilities are open between May and October and is reachable by a complimentary minibus shuttle.
For the wellness enthusiasts, the Elios Spa and small but well equipped fitness centre including an outdoor sun patio are pefect for unwinding, rejuvenating and recharging mind and body.
- Accommodation & Facilities:
The 59 spacious suites and villas, all with their own terraces and many with jacuzzis or private pools, sit within low rise hand crafted houses, including the distinctive Nafsika Estate, with helipad, a large pool and 24 hour butler service.
Dorian Suite 1 Bedroom -The serene neutral colored bedroom is furnished with an inviting Luxury Collection bed and 32-inch LCD screen TV (latest technology). Smooth marble floors lead to a separate or adjoining living space that houses sofas upholstered in lavish, patterned fabrics and a coffee table. Personalize your stay with state-of-the-art amenities including a 49-inch LCD screen TV with a selection of satellite channels, premium Wi-Fi access and individually controlled air conditioning. The marble bathroom with a rainforest shower, luxurious bathtub and KORRES bath amenities, plush bathrobes and slippers. Hairdryer and make-up mirror are also provided. Private balcony or patio.
Ionian Suite 1 Bedroom - Furnished with an inviting Luxury Collection bed and a 43-inch LCD screen TV. A separate or adjoining living area that houses a sofa and can accommodate an additional guest. Enhance your stay with state-of-the-art amenities including a 49-inch LCD screen TV with a selection of satellite channels, premium Wi-Fi access and individually controlled air conditioning.nviting further leisure and upholding the elegant island ambience is the bathroom with a rainforest shower, luxurious bathtub and KORRES natural bath amenities, plush bathrobes and slippers. A private terrace with magnificent views to the village or the resort and its lush gardens.
Aegean Suite 1 Bedroom - Discover state-of-the-art technology in the expansive living area, including a 49-inch LCD screen TV with a selection of satellite channels. Additionally, premium Wi-Fi access and individually controlled air conditioning keep guests comfortable as they relax on the sitting area couch. Enjoy a drink of the deluxe mini bar at the four-person dining table or in front of the fireplace.Forced cement floors lead to the bedroom, where a Luxury Collection bed is charmingly placed and joined by a cement vanity and a 32-inch flat screen TV. Some suites also provide a walk-in closet with ample space for unpacking and storage. The marble bathroom equipped with a rainforest shower, e bathtub, makeup mirror, and hairdryer. Hydrate with KORRES bath amenities.Private terrace.
Athenian Suite 2 Bedroom -Every corner of our Athenian Suites is inspiring. In the living room, all the furnishings including a forced cement sofa and a dining area pay homage to the Cycladic architecture.The minimalist island-style décor is met by top-notch technology like a 49-inch flat screen TV with satellite channels, premium Wi-Fi, and individually controlled air conditioning. Delight in our welcome amenities or a beverage from the mini-bar while discussing the day’s activities in the comfort of your private terrace or patio.Inside, the sunbaked, smooth marble floors lead to two earthly colored bedrooms furnished with deluxe Luxury Collection beds and 32-inch flat screen TVs. Two marble floored bathrooms feature bathtubs and showers along with makeup mirrors and hairdryers. Delight in KORRES bath amenities and wrap up in the inviting bathrobes and slippers.
Olympian Villa 1 Bedroom -Indoors, wood furnishings of a soothing color palette and a welcoming fireplace distinguish the living room’s native Greek style. Dwelling alongside the opulently upholstered couch are state-of-the-art amenities including a 49-inch flat screen TV with satellite channels, premium Wi-Fi, and individually controlled air conditioning. A four-person dinner table and refrigerator make private dining an enticing option. In the bathroom, smooth forced cement walls curve to meet a soothing rainforest shower providing the perfect end-of-the-day unwind. Indulge in KORRES bath amenities supplemented by a plush bathrobe and slippers. Hairdryer and makeup mirrors are also provided.Off the bathroom is the white-washed bedroom where a Luxury Collection bed resides in soothing, light white fabric. Place luggage out of site in the expansive walk-in closet, for your convenience. Patio with private outdoor pool and jacuzzi.
Presidential Villa 3 Bedroom Villa - This century old neoclassical Eliopoulos’ Mansion, originally a captain’s house, was designed by celebrated Greek decorator Aggelos Aggelopoulos. Incorporating the customary Cycladic colors combination, he has given the villa an authentic, modern feel that reflects the culture that 19th Century ship owners—arriving from travels abroad—brought to Santorini. In the charming living room, the original tile floors, a chandelier, and hand-decorated ceilings demarcate neoclassical style while modern art provides unique bursts of color. Antique furniture presents lounging options for sharing a glass of Santorini wine or a beverage from the bar. A 49-inch LCD TV with satellite channels, premium Wi-Fi access and individually controlled air conditioning ensure all modern needs are met. A fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator invites guests to share a private meal at the dinner table. Full American Breakfast served in the villa at the time and place of guests’ preference. Private dining is offered in the villa’s spacious living room, on the terrace, or on the patio overlooking the swimming pool. Three serene bedrooms house white linens on the Luxury Collection beds, which are balanced by curvaceous modern white lamps and other sophisticated details along with a 25-inch flat screen TV. Each bedroom has an en-suite forced concrete bathroom equipped with either a bathtub or a rainforest shower. Enjoy KORRES bath amenities, plush bathrobes, and slippers. Hairdryers and makeup mirrors are also supplied.
Outdoors, the exceptional villa grounds boast 200-square-meters of private patios and verandas. A pool is positioned on the patio and an open-air Jacuzzi resides in the courtyard.
Nafsika Estate, Caldera view, Sea view, Whirlpool, Private pool- Reigning over the scenic mountainous coastline of Megalohori Caldera, Nafsika Estate’s enchanting seclusion, captivating views and evocative ambiance encapsulate the incandescent beauty of Santorini. Nafsika Estate offers awe-inspiring views to the crystalline blue waters of the Aegean Sea and Santorini’s majestic volcano from its prime location in the Megalohori Caldera. The Estate is a gem of minimalistic style encompassing neutral tones of the Estate’s design, the privacy and serenity of this secluded area, the gentle sounds of the sea and the mesmerizing volcano views complete Nafsika’s tranquil ambiance and distinct character. The majestic Estate spans to 350 sq.m. and features 5 bedrooms distributed between 2 levels, connected by both indoor and outdoor stairs. The Estate sleeps up to 10 people and is fully serviced by Vedema, a Luxury Collection Resort, providing housekeeping service twice daily, private butler and Executive Chef. Meals can be tailored to guests' individual preferences and prepared by the Estate's Executive Chef at the fully-equipped main kitchen.
The estate can also be accessed by helicopter, featuring its own private helipad.