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We are a young hospitality brand focused on delivering an authentic, inspiring and luxurious experience on Santorini

Explore Vima, explore Santorini

 
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We are a young hospitality brand focused on delivering an authentic, inspiring and luxurious experience on Santorini

Explore vima
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We are a young hospitality brand focused on delivering an authentic, inspiring and luxurious experience on Santorini

Explore Vima, explore Santorini

who we are

Martine & SEBASTIAN

We are an international couple that has its roots in the Netherlands and in Greece. While working all over the world we met on a business trip and decided to start exploring the world together. We both loved living in Amsterdam, enjoying the hectic but at the same time laid-back lifestyle. Ultimately though, we get most of our creative energy from being outdoors, close to the sea and under the sun - which is why we live between the Netherlands and Santorini, Greece.

Dreaming big

We strive to inspire by giving a different point of view. To take you out of the usual and bring you to a place you couldn’t imagine living in. With our passion and attention to detail within all corners of the house, each property transforms from a house into a home. And slowly slowly throughout your stay the surroundings become so familiar - we believe that you will change from being a visitor to becoming a local.

Get in touch


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who we are

Martine & SEBASTIAN

We are an international couple that has its roots in the Netherlands and in Greece. While working all over the world we met on a business trip and decided to start exploring the world together. We both loved living in Amsterdam, enjoying the hectic but at the same time laid-back lifestyle. Ultimately though, we get most of our creative energy from being outdoors, close to the sea and under the sun - which is why we live between the Netherlands and Santorini, Greece.

Dreaming big

We strive to inspire by giving a different point of view. To take you out of the usual and bring you to a place you couldn’t imagine living in. With our passion and attention to detail within all corners of the house, each property transforms from a house into a home. And slowly slowly throughout your stay the surroundings become so familiar - we believe that you will change from being a visitor to becoming a local.

Get in touch


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who we are

Martine & SEBASTIAN

We are an international couple that has its roots in the Netherlands and in Greece. While working all over the world we met on a business trip and decided to start exploring the world together. We both loved living in Amsterdam, enjoying the hectic but at the same time laid-back lifestyle. Ultimately though, we get most of our creative energy from being outdoors, close to the sea and under the sun - which is why we live between the Netherlands and Santorini, Greece.

Dreaming big

We strive to inspire by giving a different point of view. To take you out of the usual and bring you to a place you couldn’t imagine living in. With our passion and attention to detail within all corners of the house, each property transforms from a house into a home. And slowly slowly throughout your stay the surroundings become so familiar - we believe that you will change from being a visitor to becoming a local.

Get in touch


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OUR CREATIONS

 

Our creations

We have created three unique houses that are fundamentally different in their character but share the same principle. They have been created with respect for the village, its inhabitants and the surrounding architecture. Experience the magic for yourselves.

VIMA VILLA

traditional

modern

LUXURY

The local techniques were guiding us during the design of Vima Villa, while we added modern elements to create a unique atmosphere. The soft shapes of the built furniture blend into the scenery while materials like wood and marble contrast the white. The spacious patio invites you to unwind in the shade of the vine while the hot tub provides a relaxing refresher with a panoramic view over the Aegean Sea.

PERSONS

TYPE

highlight

style

Size (In/out)

4

house

hot tub

luxury

45 / 25 SQM

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VIMA VILLA

traditional

modern

LUXURY

The local techniques were guiding us during the design of Vima Villa, while we added modern elements to create a unique atmosphere. The soft shapes of the built furniture blend into the scenery while materials like wood and marble contrast the white. The spacious patio invites you to unwind in the shade of the vine while the hot tub provides a relaxing refresher with a panoramic view over the Aegean Sea.

PERSONS

TYPE

highlight

style

Size (In/out)

4

house

hot tub

luxury

45 / 25 SQM

Read more
 
 

VIMA Home

traditional

modern

Cozy

Vima Home has been a family home for centuries. We carefully renovated the property by combining modern elements with the traditional space design to create a unique experience. The organic shapes of the cave-style rooms create a cozy atmosphere in the interior, while the patio of the villa invites you to relax under the colorful Bougainvillea or to daydream overlooking the Aegean Sea.

PERSONS

TYPE

highlight

style

Size (In/out)

4

house

patio

cozy

50 / 35 SQM

Read more

VIMA Home

traditional

modern

Cozy

Vima Home has been a family home for centuries. We carefully renovated the property by combining modern elements with the traditional space design to create a unique experience. The organic shapes of the cave-style rooms create a cozy atmosphere in the interior, while the patio of the villa invites you to relax under the colorful Bougainvillea or to daydream overlooking the Aegean Sea.

PERSONS

TYPE

highlight

style

Size (In/out)

4

house

PATIO

CoZY

50 / 35 SQM

Read more
 
 

VIMA SUITES

traditional

modern

LUXURY

Vima Suites is a set of four traditional houses on the highest point of the village sharing one spacious patio with shade from the ever-blooming pink bougainvillea. We envision two of them being converted into comfortable bedrooms with en-suite bathroom and panoramic view over the village and the Aegean Sea. The other two convert into a common space / kitchen and a lush indoor pool to provide luxury and comfort combining traditional architecture and modern elements.

PERSONS

TYPE

highlight

style

Size (In/out)

4

house

cave pool

luxury

60 / 40 SQM

NEW summer 2020

VIMA SUITES

traditional

modern

LUXURY

Vima Suites is a set of four traditional houses on the highest point of the village sharing one spacious patio with shade from the ever-blooming pink bougainvillea. We envision two of them being converted into comfortable bedrooms with en-suite bathroom and panoramic view over the village and the Aegean Sea. The other two convert into a common space / kitchen and a lush indoor pool to provide luxury and comfort combining traditional architecture and modern elements.

PERSONS

TYPE

highlight

style

Size (In/out)

4

house

cave pool

luxury

60 / 40 SQM

NEW SUMMER 2020

 
Design

our Philosophy

Our design philosophy is based on the things that inspire us. Clear lines, symmetry and the use of bold but matte colors particularly found in the Nordic design give a space a cozy feeling and distinctive style without overwhelming it. That fits into the environment that surrounds Vima, which is a centuries-old village that was built using bare rocks. The old masters created cave-houses with organic shapes that were purposeful but yet beautiful. The cleanliness of the Nordic design highlights the simplistic shapes of the caves creating a perfect balance between the old and new.

Made by locals

Many of the items present in our houses are conceptually designed and prototyped by ourselves. For the actual creation of these decorational but also functional objects we consult our friends, local Santorinian artists. Together we finetune the choice of materials and shapes to ultimately create a unique piece of furniture that give the houses its personal charachter. 

 

 

Design

OUR philosophy

Our design philosophy is based on the things that inspire us. Clear lines, symmetry and the use of bold but matte colors particularly found in the Nordic design give a space a cozy feeling and distinctive style without overwhelming it. That fits into the environment that surrounds Vima, which is a centuries-old village that was built using bare rocks. The old masters created cave-houses with organic shapes that were purposeful but yet beautiful. The cleanliness of the Nordic design highlights the simplistic shapes of the caves creating a perfect balance between the old and new.

made by locals

Many of the items present in our houses are conceptually designed and prototyped by ourselves. For the actual creation of these decorational but also functional objects we consult our friends, local Santorinian artists. Together we finetune the choice of materials and shapes to ultimately create a unique piece of furniture that give the houses its personal charachter. 

 
Our santorini

A hidden gem

The traditional village of Emporio is located on the Southern part of Santorini and is yet untouched by mass tourism. Its picturesque white-washed houses have been built around the medieval castle and the church of Holy Mary on the top of the hill, creating a uniquely cozy and laid back atmosphere surrounded by locals. While the priest is calling for prayer on Sunday, you can hear the goats descending from the mountain with their bells ringing gently.

IN HARMONY

Out of respect to the village and its inhabitants we take responsibility towards sustainable tourism. We have taken measures to install solar powered hot water, smart hot tub functionality and water / energy saving electrical appliances across our properties to decrease our environmental footprint without compromising comfort. Additionally we don't use strong chemical detergents in cleaning as well as hot tub appliances and provide complimentary re-usable linen bags to our guests.

 

 

Our santorini

a hidden gem

The traditional village of Emporio is located on the Southern part of Santorini and is yet untouched by mass tourism. Its picturesque white-washed houses have been built around the medieval castle and the church of Holy Mary on the top of the hill, creating a uniquely cozy and laid back atmosphere surrounded by locals. While the priest is calling for prayer on Sunday, you can hear the goats descending from the mountain with their bells ringing gently.

In harmony

Out of respect to the village and its inhabitants we take responsibility towards sustainable tourism. We have taken measures to install solar powered hot water, smart hot tub functionality and water / energy saving electrical appliances across our properties to decrease our environmental footprint without compromising comfort. Additionally we don't use strong chemical detergents in cleaning as well as hot tub appliances and provide complimentary re-usable linen bags to our guests.

Our Santorini

A hidden gem

The traditional village of Emporio is located on the Southern part of Santorini and is yet untouched by mass tourism. Its picturesque white-washed houses have been built around the medieval castle and the church of Holy Mary on the top of the hill, creating a uniquely cozy and laid back atmosphere surrounded by locals. While the priest is calling for prayer on Sunday, you can hear the goats descending from the mountain with their bells ringing gently.

in harmony

Out of respect to the village and its inhabitants we take responsibility towards sustainable tourism. We have taken measures to install solar powered hot water, smart hot tub functionality and water / energy saving electrical appliances across our properties to decrease our environmental footprint without compromising comfort. Additionally we don't use strong chemical detergents in cleaning as well as hot tub appliances and provide complimentary re-usable linen bags to our guests.