Vedema, a Luxury Collection Resort, Santorini

An 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 the needs of seasoned travellers, Vedema houses 59 spacious suites and villas, all with their own terraces and many with jacuzzis or private pools.

Rooms & Suites

A Landmark within a Medieval Village

Luxurious Retreat

Inspired by and built around the 400-year-old winery that dominates the heart of the property, the resort resembles a traditional fortified Greek village made up of 59 sophisticated villas and low-rise small handcrafted houses.

Aegean Suite

Island Ambiance

In all rooms, characteristic wooden doors open to a private terrace or patio that overlooks the enchanting resort gardens.

Aegean Suite

Authentic, Modern Villas

Our Presidential Villa is a century old neoclassical Mansion. Originally a captain’s house, it was designed by celebrated Greek decorator Aggelos Aggelopoulos.

Olympian Villa
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Commitment to Clean

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On-Site Dining

Explore The World of Wine

Winemaking lies at the heart of the property, which is no more evident than in the name, Vedema, meaning “harvest”. Even today, the vineyards that surround the hotel are nurtured to produce their own special vintage, available for guests to taste in the Canava Wine Bar.

Canava Wine Bar

Discover Santorini

Spend your day mountain biking along the coast, stroll through emerald vineyards, explore mysterious caverns or host a romantic picnic on the resort’s private beach.

Local Area
Our Location

Getting Here

Vedema, a Luxury Collection Resort, Santorini

Megalohori,Santorini Greece 84700

Tel: +30 228-6081796
Distance from Property: 7.1 Miles
Phone Number: +30 2286-028400
€65
Alternate Airport Transportation

Private Car Service (per way for up to 3 people)

On-Property

Private Car Service
Limousine/Van Service

Nearby

Bus Station

Megalohori

Exterior of house with speckled stone fencing and palm trees

Hotel History

With Santorini's rich history dating back beyond 1645 BC, Vedema Resort both 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 Elliopoulos, 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. And, 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 Alati Restaurant.

  • Elliopoulos continued the transformation in 2019, when he undertook an interior renovation that included creating spacious marble bathrooms with bathtubs and showers and updating technology with the latest equipment and devices. 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.
Lobby Lounge

Luxury Collection Concierge

Highest quality service and attentionOnce a guest has arrived at Vedema Resort, the concierge team stands ready to be of service, dedicated to ensuring that each guest is able to unlock the very best of Santorini.

  • Guests staying at Vedema Resort enjoy the very highest quality service and attention from our Luxury Collection Concierge. Our head concierge is a bilingual, certified destination expert and eager to reveal the island’s secret treasures.

  • In addition to recommending a visit to Santorini’s stunning beaches and watching the sunset at Oia or from the cliff-tops of Fira, our concierge is on-hand to help organize the day’s activities, ranging from private beach access to scuba diving, snorkeling, wine tours, and archeological exploration.

  • Within the resort, they are pleased to cater to all needs, be it floral arrangements, spa reservations, private dining service, or secretarial and translation services.

  • Additional services include the following:
  • Daily excursions to black, red and white beaches via private sailboats
  • Local winery tours
  • Tours of ancient sites
  • A sunset volcano cruise
  • Water sports
  • Horseback riding
  • Dinner reservations
  • Floral arrangements
  • Private dining
  • Picnic baskets
  • Ticket purchases
  • Airport or port transfers
  • Babysitting arrangement
  • Private Guide tours arrangements

About Ownership

  • A series of serendipitous events led Kalia and Antonis Eliopoulos to hospitality, armed with a natural talent for piecing together a compelling narrative. It was the pull of Santorini, a mesmerizing island Antonis Eliopoulos had been visiting since childhood, that changed their destiny. On one of his countless trips here, he decided to buy a rustic vineyard, which turned into their first hotel in 1993 – Vedema, a Luxury Collection Resort, a unique village-like setting loved by locals and guests alike. Their passion for hospitality motivated them to take on the iconic Oía village, where they introduced in 2007 Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel, a secluded hideaway carved into the rugged caldera cliffs and boasting glorious views to the infinite blue of the Aegean archipelago. The duo knew that their third hotel on the volcanic island, Istoria, a Member of Design Hotels, had to be on the magical black sand beach of Perivolos, where they transformed a former palazzo of a legendary socialite to a serene retreat for sophisticated travelers. Wishing to expand their horizons, in 2018 they  journeyed to the nearby island of Paros, for their fourth property, Parīlio, a Member of Design Hotels, opened in July 2019, where they crafted an artful statement amid a world of pine-fringed coves and white-washed historical villages.
  • Legal information: GNTO License Number 1167K015A1319100

Property Details

Restaurant

Spa

Private Spaces Designated in Spa and Wellness Areas

Fitness Center

Outdoor Pool

Hot Tub

24 Hour Room Service

Daily Housekeeping

Turndown Service

All-Suites

Business Center

Meeting Space

Dry Cleaning Service

Laundry

Kitchen

Room Service

Wake up Calls

Free Full american Breakfast

Kitchenette

Service Request

Check-in: 3:00 pm

Check-out: 11:00 am

Smoke Free Property

Pet Policy

hws.petsAllowed. 1 pet max 5 kilogram per room with a EUR50 nonrefundable fee per room per night

Maximum pet weight: 5lbs

Parking Complimentary On-Site Parking
Complimentary Valet Parking
Policies and Payments

Accepts: Credit Cards

Contactless mobile payments

Services

Babysitting

Concierge desk service

Currency Exchange

Languages spoken by staff:
English,Greek

For more information about the physical features of our accessible rooms,common areas,or special services relating to a specific disability,please call +30 228-6081796

Accessible Hotel Features

Accessible on-site parking

Property has elevators

Self Operating lift or a sloped entry in hotel swimming pools

Service Animals are Welcome

Valet parking for vehicles outfitted for drivers in wheelchairs

Van Accessible on-site parking

Accessible Areas with Accessible Routes from Public Entrance

Accessible Entrance to On-Site Pool

Entrance to On-Site Business Center is Accessible

Entrance to On-Site Fitness Center is Accessible

Entrance to On-Site Spa is Accessible

Main Entrance is Accessible

Meeting Spaces are Accessible

On-Site Restaurants are Accessible

Room and Suites Access through the Interior Corridor

Guest Room Accessibility

Accessible Vanities

Adjustable HIght Hand-Held Shower Wand

Alarm Clock Telephone Ringers

Bathtub Grab Rails

Bathtub Seat

Close Caption TV

Deadbolts on Guest Room and Suites Doors

Electronic Room Key

Flashing Door Knockers

Guest Room and Suites Doors Self-Closing

Hearing Accessible Rooms and/or Kits

Lever Handles on Guest Room Doors

Lowered Deadbolts on Guest Room Doors

Lowered Electricat Outlets

Lowered Night Guards on Guest Room Doors

Lowered Viewports in Guest Room Doors

Mobility accessible rooms

Non-slip Grab Rails in the Bathroom

Roll-in Shower

Room Windows Open

Safety Chains and/or Latches on Guest Doors

Secondary Locks on Room Windows

TTY/TTD Compatible

Toilet Seat at Wheelchair Height - Toilet for Disabled

Transfer Showers in Guest Rooms

Viewports in Guest Room and Suites Doors