Cupped in the cradle of the volcanic Greek island of Santorini, in the beautiful west coast town of Megalohori, Vedema Resort was inspired by the traditional architecture of this ancient region. Luminaries and dignitaries retreat here to stay in individually styled villas, adorned with original artwork from noted Greek artists, to pass the hours in such tranquil pursuits as relaxing in hammocks among olive and pistachio trees. Dining at Pergola is a feast of gastronomical delights and sweeping views of vineyards and the sea, while Vinsanto offers fine cuisine by candlelight in an intimate 15th-century cellar.
Santorini is a legendary place, rumored to be linked to the lost continent of Atlantis. Its whitewashed buildings cling to cliffsides, offering some of the most stunning sunset views in the world. The marvelously preserved site of Akrotiri dates back to 1650 BC, and the equally impressive ruins of Ancient Thera display Roman and Byzantine remains. The concierge can arrange a visit to one of the wineries on the island, and a shuttle transports guests to the famous black beaches. When you are not luxuriating in leisure or perusing the resort's art gallery, day-trip to one of the many surrounding islets.