The Cyclades Hotels



At a Glance


  • Vedema is not cheap, but you'll get what you're paying for all the room, food, and service, luxuries


  • isolated from life, although a handy shuttle service ferries you to other parts of the island

Fodorite Reviews

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Vedema Review

"Angelina Jolie, Oliver Stone, Susan Sarandon, Danny DeVito … and now you?" might be the question you'll be asking your mate in trying to win Santorini's hotel sweepstakes but you'll only want to rub elbows with those A-listers if you love isolation: the hotel's black-lava environs keep crowds and paparazzi at bay—but you, too, may truly enjoy the peace of this distant and deluxe outpost. A world unto itself, it was built up around a beautiful 15th-century winery. Trouble is, it kept expanding and expanding, and now tops out at 42 villas, almost like a "planned" gated community in Florida. Inside, the leitmotif is minimalism-meets-Mediterranean: SoHo stone tables below vintage island-style mirrors, with some guest rooms done in such shocking blues and pinks. You may soon be reaching for your Visine. Still, the old vaulted dining room is one of the prettiest on Santorini; the wine cellar, with its many valuable wines, is worth exploration (there are wine tastings nightly). The spacious suites all have marble bathrooms and terraces.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Megalochori, Santorini, 84700
  • Phone: 22860/81796; 22860/81797
  • Website:
  • Location: Megalochori

    Hotel Details

  • 35 rooms, 7 suites
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Nov.–Mar.
Updated: 05-17-2011

Fodorite Reviews

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    Vedema Review

    My wife and I traveled from the US to Greece for a romantic vacation. The pictures and description of this hotel on the website made it look like like an oasis that we looked forward to. When we got there, we realized that the hotel's public relations department hired an excellent photographer as the hotel was TERRIBLE. The descriptions of the suites are misleading, and unless you are staying in an Olympian Villa or the Presidential Suite (the most expensive rooms in this hotel) you will be extremely disappointed. Even the Olympian Villas had problems with jacuzzi not working, pool being ice cold, and a view of nothing. When you think about visiting Santorini - this is NOT the view that you want to have. We would NEVER go back here. We felt trapped and claustrophobic and could not believed we spent >12 hours to get to this hotel. DO NOT COME TO VEDEMA AND DO NOT BE DECEIVED BY PHOTOS OR DESCRIPTIONS ON THE WEBSITE!!!!!

    by HotelReviewer, 7/12/10

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