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Santorini, an island that’s a jewel in the crown of Greece, is home to the Vedema hotel, a gem in the Luxury Collection. Nestled in the medieval village of Megalohori, Vedema is a sprawling resort that seamlessly blends the quaint charm of the village with the classic Cycladic style architecture, making it a must-visit for anyone seeking luxury travel in Santorini.
The Vedema is a feast for the senses. Its beauty is awe-inspiring, with polka-dot walls that are as charming as they are unique. But the allure doesn’t stop there. The hotel is home to a 400-year-old wine cellar, a testament to the island’s rich history and a delight for any wine lover.
The heart of the property is the pool area, located just beyond the entrance and reception. This remarkable space is not just for swimming, but also for dining. The Pergola pool restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks, is the epicenter of the resort’s activity. From the straw umbrellas to the open-air bar, it’s a place that invites relaxation and leisure.
The interiors of Vedema are just as captivating as their exteriors. The large furnishings, clean lines, and neutral colors are the epitome of chic, so much so that I found myself snapping pictures of the suite to recreate the vibe at home.
Beyond the chic rooms and the fabulous pool lies Alati, the hotel’s restaurant and wine cellar. Housed in the 400-year-old wine cave, Alati is a magical space that maintains the medieval feel of the village. The hotel was kind enough to host a wine tasting for me and my friends, featuring seven Greek wines and a cheese plate. The Assyrtiko grape, in particular, was a revelation.
During my stay, I was frequently joined by Suzy, the resident cat. She’s quite the character, popping up at breakfast and even joining us for our wine tasting. She’s a sweetie and is in good hands at the Vedema.
When I wasn’t marveling at the Vedema, I was exploring the town of Megalohori. The town is a treasure trove of small shops, restaurants, and intricate architecture. Not to mention, it’s home to Gavalas, a winery that produces some of my favorite wines.
My stay at the Vedema was one of my most memorable hotel experiences. The charm of my room, the property, and the surrounding village left such a lasting impression that I often find myself reminiscing about my visit. So much so, that I’m already planning my next trip.
A million thank yous to the Vedema in Santorini, Greece, and The Luxury Collection for generously hosting me! If you’re interested in staying at the Vedema, or any Luxury Collection properties visit their website at marriott.com or the-luxury-collection.marriott.com. All opinions and images are my own.
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