A night in Vedema Resort, Megalochori and Mystique, Oia

If you much prefer somewhere quieter, away from the hoards of tourists, and a little lighter on the wallet but still equally luxurious, you could give Vedema Resort in Megalochori a try ๐Ÿ™‚

We bid farewell to our cave-house ย on Tuesday afternoon, and started our journey down south to the little town of Megalochori. It was a little difficult to find at first, and even after we parked our cars in the back we had no idea how to get to the reception (suggest to add more signs ).

When we finally found it and expressed our slight frustration, we were given a ‘Well at least you found it!’ response – I was a tad annoyed.

This all disappeared when Anthi appeared with bright smiles, welcoming us to the resort ๐Ÿ™‚

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So here in Vedema we stayed for 2 nights, and was lucky enough to have a later check-out as we were due to fly back to Athens late in the evening (Thanks ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

We loved our Aegean suite, it was (a) muchย bigger than we had expectedย – even larger than the Absolute Suite in Santorini Secret! It definitely has a different feel though as Vedema is one of the first 5-star resorts in Santorini so it relatively older.

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Again, (b) complimentary wine and fruitsย which was replenished the following day (the fruits, not the wine, hehe).

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We had our (c) own private jacuzzi and sunlounger on the deck overlooking the pool, which we quickly jumped into after checking-in ๐Ÿ™‚ Now I want to install a jacuzzi in our own balcony here. First I need to get bigger balcony. And a bigger apartment maybe, haha.

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Though the view was not as dreamy as that of the caldera, it was nice enough (d) overlooking most of Megacholori and the beautiful pool ๐Ÿ™‚

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(e) Breakfast was a cosy affair, freshly squeezed fruit juices, home-made bread, fruits from the market, and all cooked goodness of eggs, bacon, pancakes ๐Ÿ™‚

We found that eventhough Santorini isn’t all that big, it is still a bit of a drive (half an hour) from Oia to Megacholori. So I do suggest that if you don’t like to drive back and forth, choose one spot in the southern side for one or two nights when you want to explore that area. If I’m still feeling enthusiastic I’ll write another blog post on this ๐Ÿ˜€

One of the plus sides of staying in Vedema is that it is a (f) sister property to Mystique in Oia.ย We took the opportunity to check it out on our third day in Santorini ๐Ÿ™‚ Unfortunately it was a cloudy day so I wasn’t brave enough to jump into the pool, especially when I couldn’t warm up in a heated jacuzzi afterwards,ย aww.

Lina served us a special cocktail as we lazed on the sunloungers. *Waves* ๐Ÿ™‚

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Had the chance to check out (with my eyes only, aww) one of the suites, have a look ๐Ÿ™‚

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Doesn’t everything in Santorini look so picture perfect? Now Mystique is sorta on its own facing the caldera, so it’s a bit more private than Santorini Secret as it’s not reallyย off that main Oia walkway. If you prefer the beige look, sorta flint-stone style, maybe this one’s for you ๐Ÿ™‚

So here you go, different places to stay with a different feel (and price!) – he he. On hindsight I think I would have loved to stay one night in Fira or Imerovigli ย as well. Kinda getting a bit obsessed with staying in different resorts now ๐Ÿ™‚

Anthi, thanks for taking care of us – responding to my frequent emails over the 3 full days that we stayed in Megacholori. Cheers for letting us check-out late, that was definitely a plus.ย *Waves* to Konstantinos ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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Dubai resident. Stays most of the time in the marina as she can't be bothered going anywhere else after work and in the weekends. Originally from the land of the orang utans, spent the latter half of her life in the land down under. Always on the look out for deals, loves organising get-togethers, and occasionally steals some time for a sip of wine or four at ladies nights.

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