Reading the sometimes very critical reviews, my wife and I first hesitated with the booking. But in retrospect, we are really glad we chose this property. We stayed in an Olympian Villa with a private pool and it was exactly as shown in the Internet pictures. Actually, even better, since our terrace was directly adjacent to a vineyard, only separated by a wall low enough to allow the wine folks to hand us a bunch of grapes fresh from the vines.
Was it perfect? No. But you're on a Greek island, after all. Having lived on an island ourselves for many years, we appreciate when things are fine, but don't go ballistic when they don't. Taking this in consideration, they do a fantastic job at Vedema. Staff is very friendly and you sense the owner's constant presence makes a difference.
This place really shines when it comes to food. If you're not into Greek food, don't go to Greece. But if you want to enjoy healthy cuisine, chef Melina shows you the way. Both for lunch in Pergola and for dinner in Vinsanto restaurant. Trying to enjoy as many items of their menus as we could, we did not manage to venture to any other restaurant for the whole 7 days of our stay. Don't forget to ask for their vegetarian dinner menu - it has some amazing dishes, too.
Whether it is their grilled octopus, an appetizer as simple as grilled zucchini with tzatziki or as "sophisticated" as grilled Santorini white eggplant with fresh tomato, feta cheese, Kalamata olives and parsley (see photo), their food is a marriage of local products, enhanced by olive oil, herbs and minimal use of spices. You just taste nature and wish you could have this back home.
We appreciated the complimentary transportation from and to the airport and the convenience to take off to an island tour right from the property’s own heli pad.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tucked away within the medieval village of Megalohori, the enchanting Vedema, A Luxury Collection Resort, has evolved from a 400-year-old wine cellar into an authentic, Cycladic-styled property. Vedema houses 46 spacious suites and villas, all with their own terraces and some with Jacuzzis or private pools. Dedicated to the needs of seasoned travellers, this family friendly resort encourages a sophisticated and relaxed philosophy for its guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vedema Hotel Megalochori
- Vedema Resort Santorini
- Vedema Hotel Santorini
- Vedema, a Luxury Collection Resort, Santorini Greece