Vedema, a Luxury Collection Resort
Caldera views are stunning sure enough, but it doesn’t half get crowded along Santorini’s clifftops, especially in high season. A fantastic alternative is to book yourself into Vedema, a Luxury Collection Resort, a 400-year-old winery beautifully converted to meet the needs of savvy travellers.
Located in the medieval village of Megalohori, just outside the island’s capital of Fira, Vedema offers 59 spacious suites and villas, all with their own terraces and many with jacuzzis or private pools. All are well proportioned with white walls, modern furnishings and generous sitting areas, and feature views of the town or vineyards, often with the deep blue Aegean in the background.
While sampling Santorini wines in the atmospheric Alati Restaurant – the original centuries-old wine cellar – is an absolute must, additional facilities include a picturesque pool and outdoor jacuzzi, a poolside restaurant and a fully equipped spa, located in another of the estate’s old wine cellars.