Authentic Village Retreat in an Exclusive Setting - Tucked away within the medieval village of Megalohori, the enchanting Vedema, A Luxury Collection Resort, has evolved from a 400-year-old wine cellar and a 100-year-old mansion into an authentic, Cycladic-styled property. Dedicated to seasoned travelers' needs, the resort has gained renown as a charming, luxurious and intimate retreat. Located on the western side of Santorini's island, it is encircled by a traditional stone wall and surrounding vineyards that overlook the village and outlying the Aegean Sea.
The hotel has been seamlessly integrated into one side of Megalohori, incorporating the ancient cellars that have been sensitively restored. Sunken pathways guide the subterranean cave restaurant, a well-stocked wine cellar, and the world class Asian Spa. The architecture pays homage to the traditional fortified Greek village that still stands strong today, where indigenous elements have influenced the décor. The carefree Grecian hospitality encourages a causal, barefoot philosophy.
Hotel History - With Santorini's rich history dating back beyond 1645 BC, Vedema Resort pays homage to the past and plays an important role in the island's present. Situated on a more than 500-year-old vineyard overlooking the medieval village of Megalohori, the resort was built in 1993 when Antonis Eliopoulos, the son of a notable shipping family, had the idea of developing the family’s summer estate into an innovative first-class resort reflective of Santorini’s culture and customs. He then commissioned renowned architect Mary Kavagia and interior designers Yiannis Tseklenis and Aggelos Aggelopoulos to create a traditional fortified Greek village made up of sophisticated Grecian-style villas and small handcrafted houses, surrounded by an indigenous stone wall. The old wine-harvest spot on the estate was selected as the resort’s focal point. In fact, its name, Vedema, is the direct Venetian translation for 'harvest.' Today, wines produced here are sold and celebrated internationally. Additionally, the resort renovated the old cellars under the village to fulfill important resort functions as a meeting center, wine-tasting room, private dining room, and the charming Vinsanto Restaurant.
Eliopoulos continued the transformation in 2008, when he undertook an interior renovation that included creating spacious marble bathrooms with bathtubs and showers and updating technological equipment to include flat-screen TVs along with CD and DVD players. All furniture was replaced with antique, island-style offerings, sugar-white in color and upholstered in sumptuous fabrics. This ongoing fusion of traditional and contemporary makes Vedema Resort Santorini’s top spot year after year.
Rooms & Suites - A stylish, family-friendly resort, Vedema houses spacious suites and villas, all with their own terraces and some with Jacuzzis or private pools. The complex of rooms have been traditionally hand-crafted to reflect the warmth and sophistication befitting the island of Santorini. Interiors have been thoughtfully styled by integrating the new, angular lines of Cycladic architecture with island-sourced antique furnishings that offer sumptuous living and exclusive artwork, attesting to the resort’s commitment to thoughtful touches.
Nafsika Estate - Hidden Escape - Hidden away in the Megalohori Caldera, Nafsika Estate’s absolute privacy, spectacular views, and enchanting ambiance are combined to create the most luxurious and relaxing retreat of Santorini.
Dining - The Mediterranean climate combined with rich volcanic soil has proved a nourishing source from which local produce is grown. This is cultivated in the resort’s vegetable garden, giving ingredients a distinctive taste and aroma that Vedema’s restaurants have become defined by. Each venue offers authentic gastronomic experiences in line with a zero-carbon emission policy and a commitment to sourcing sustainable produce. "Alati Restaurant" - Alati Restaurant has evolved from the 400-year-old winery cave, made from distinctive stone walls that give the eatery an enchanting atmosphere. Indoor or terrace dining showcase the creative Mediterranean inspired menu, giving guests a refined taste.
Spa & Fitness - From the moment you step into the world-class Asian Spa, you’ll know you’ve entered the realm of exquisite luxury. The highly qualified and experienced Spa therapists from Greece and Asia will take you on a sensory journey filled with holistic healing and luxurious pampering experiences. Massage, facials, wraps, scrubs, and masks incorporating the exclusive Phytomer range of products are amongst the wide selection of treatments available. Take advantage of the services and let the therapists help you relax, unwind, and re-generate both body and soul. Choose from an inspired collection of treatments and immerse yourself in unimagined relaxation. Let your cares melt away.
Area & Activities - Take in Santorini’s internationally renowned, picture-perfect landscape while enjoying the endless list of activities. Ranging from mountain biking and wine tasting to water sports and guided tours, there is something to satisfy every interest.
Wine Tasting - The old setting of Canava Wine Cellar serves as a delightful backdrop for the sunset wine ceremony. The unforgettable tasting of 7 exquisite indigenous wines with an excellent variety of Greek cheeses and crackers will evoke Santorini's spirit and offer the utmost satisfaction.