Katikies is the charming Santorini Hotel everybody dreams of, with unobstructed views of a jumble of whitewashed houses tumbling precipitously down over the caldera – the volcanic crater now fully submerged in the Aegean sea that gives the island its distinctive appearance. The hotel is constructed into the rocky outcrops of the popular hamlet of Oia, so each room, pool, and restaurant offers clear views of the sea, but it’s the altitude that makes the location so staggeringly gorgeous. Oia’s meandering alleyways can be explored right from your doorway, with a pedestrian marble footpath going into the heart of the village; it’s only a two-minute stroll. However, for sundown, it is advisable to return to the hotel where you will not have to contend with the tourist crush as the sky turns into a magnificent dusty pink. Both the airport and the port are less than 15 miles away, and trips in the hotel’s air-conditioned shuttles may be arranged.
Glittering whitish accommodations cascade down the cliffside, intersecting with stone grey pathways and stairways. Green accents from shrubs are sparsely utilized, while about 100 meters below the hotel, the deep blue water shines in the sun. The three turquoise infinity pools almost disappear into the edge of the world, accompanied by light grey daybeds. It’s the classic Aegean Cycladic aesthetic, which has been executed flawlessly from the restaurant’s inception more than 30 years ago.
The dedicated hotel personnel is always willing to assist with trip planning and especially pleasant in the restaurants αnd bars. The three infinity pools, each with stunning vistas, are the major appeal of the facility. There’s also a cute A.Spa (two treatment rooms), MO’s boutique, library, and guests may utilize the service and facilities of other Katikies hotels across the island. Ask the concierge about arranging a trip on one of the hotel motor yachts, complete with good swimming places and a BBQ lunch on board, for a really memorable day out. Katikies Club is a personal concierge service with experiences designed by lifestyle experts, immerses guests in the very essence of Greece through a range of tailor-made experiences—for a getaway unlike any other.
Small white-picket gates lead from the main pathway to spacious outside patios. The vaulted ceilings and whitewashed walls inside create the impression of resting in a cave on the cliffs. The beds are really comfortable, and the bathrooms are spacious and equipped with a rainfall shower or a spacious jetted bathtub in some room categories. In terms of design and decoration, it is consistent with the rest of the hotel: minimalist, with a muted color palette of white with accents of greys and beige. The elaborate design on the footstool, coffee table, and seats add to the old-school romantic vibe of authentic Greece. Air conditioning, a television, Bose sound system, a safe, a minibar, a Nespresso coffee maker, and a hairdryer are among the amenities. Some of the more upscale room types and suites have jetted bathtubs, fireplaces, and open-air plunge pools.
Food and Drinks
The Katikies Pool Bar and Restaurant can deliver snacks and beverages to your lounger, and you can celebrate the sunset with a glass of eclectic champagne and a selection of sushi and Greek/Asian seafood at Seltz Champagne Bar and Restaurant by Fleur de Miraval. The cozy, candle-lit Mikrasia, on the other hand, is without a doubt the outstanding option for supper. Sitting here feels like sitting on each of the worlds – there are just a few tables, flawlessly decorated with carved glasses and fine silverware and the sculpted walls and potted plants and it feels tucked away, despite the fact that the sea views reach for miles. The recipes are directly influenced by Greek Anatolian origins and are beautifully presented; it’s no wonder that fish is a standout. The fisherman’s soup is a delicious combination of cod, clams, and sea urchins. An excellent breakfast buffet includes all the main players and more; there is even a dessert section. A la carte meals, such as poached eggs on soft buns with tomato and cheese mousse, are available at the restaurants and can be delivered to your room.