Katikies with its complex of bridges, cubist cottages and infinity pools set against the dramatic Caldera (a volcanic rim), with pristine vistas is considered the grande dame of Santorini’s boutique hotels. An ideal choice for honeymooners, romantics and couples, the boutique hotel’s white washed suites have classic arched ceilings and majestic views of the Aegean Sea, which can be enjoyed from the hotel’s large terrace with an open-air dining area, sun deck and two-person Jacuzzi.
The property is the perfect vision of what you expect a Greek Island hotel to be: the whiteness of the buildings set against the incredible blueness of the sky and water, with breakfast served out on your private terrace overlooking the sea; and all set in the perfect location for exploring Santorini. The Katikies Hotel offers three rooms and 31 suites designed in elegant, simple and harmonious palettes using the finest natural materials. All rooms and suites feature air conditioning, flat screen TV, iPod & docking station, free Wifi, direct dial phone, in room safe deposit box laptop size, mini bar, Nespresso instant coffee machine, hair dryer, bathrobes, slippers and bath comfort amenities.
Our suite pick of the week is the Katikies Suite, a 50 square meter room featuring a bedroom in a loft, spacious living room, fire place, dressing room, bathroom with hydro massage jet shower and Jacuzzi bathtub, large veranda with lounge and dining and an open air two posts Jacuzzi. The suite opens out the Caldera cliffs and stunning blues of the Aegean.
Guests at the hotel also have access to three infinity pools that sits prettily against the azure seas of the Aegean, looking like works of art.
At Katikies, candle lit terraced restaurants that sit almost in the clouds in private nooks while overlooking the Caldera can be arranged. The better-known Katikies Pool Bar offers the same breathtaking panoramas, plus a fresh, seasonal menu of traditional Mediterranean dishes, the Seltz Champagne Bar & Restaurant is the place for sumptuous and romantic sunsets, or candle lit dinners in a casual sophistication ambience and Mikrasia known for the famed cuisine of Constantinople or what Greeks call today “Politiki Kouzina” or “The Food of the City”.
Cost: $1350 per night
Size: 50 square meter
Occupancy: 2 Adults
Why should you splurge on it?
Because there is no place like Santorini on earth and no better times to visit it than now. Those stunning Caldera views, Santorini sunsets, pristine and welcoming accommodation, the Katikies Hotel offers the perfect setting for guests looking to escape into a lush, natural environment- set here in the picturesque village of Oia Santorini.
Katikies The Hotel
Oia (Ia), Santorini 84702
Cyclades Islands, Greece