What We Love
- A cozy two-person outdoor Jacuzzi in each Honeymoon Suite
- 24/7 room service—guests are given mobile phones upon check-in to call in requests
- Breakfast—a delicious spread of local honey, cheeses, eggs and fresh fruit juices—can be enjoyed from your private terrace
What To Know
- The hotel is seasonal, closed from November to April
- Though there is no spa onsite, guests can access one at the Katikies’ sister property, which is a five-minute walk away
- Butler service is available on request
- Children under 12 are not permitted on the property
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
With just 34 rooms, private plunge pools, clandestine verandahs, and dreamy blue walls, this cliff-side retreat is perched at an impressive 300 feet above the Aegean. Its cubist cottages, connected by over 200 steps, and two split-level suites (once home to a noble family in the 1700s) make it the perfect setting for your Greek fairytale to unfold. Living is refreshingly easy here. On the docket: trips to each of the three infinity pools, bottomless cups of coffee on your wind-swept balcony—rooms are cavernous, and decked with antiques, Greek Orthodox icons, and even the occasional mini wine cellar. Or partake in a lazy meal at one of the three restaurants, including the showstopper, the rooftop jewel-box, Mikrasia, a sultry display of iridescent curtains and woven cushions, which serves a four-course Byzantine tasting menu. The wagyu burgers and prawn tempuras at Seltz, the resort’s open-air champagne bar, are also mandatory. Even the hotel’s boutique is no ordinary gift shop, filled with sleeker spins on ancient Greek footwear, chic swimsuits by Melissa Odabash, and Ligne St. Barth toiletries.
In the Area
The resort’s seemingly isolated cliff-top address makes it easy to forget you’re a quick walk from Oia’s nightlife, and a 15-minute ride to Santorini International Airport. Don’t miss an evening at the area’s oldest bar, Kira Thira, known for its vaulted ceilings, house-made sangria, and live jazz. Oia’s other noteworthy sites—provided you can peel yourself away from the intoxicating R&R the resort affords—include the Bronze Age settlement of Akrotiri (thought to be the site that inspired Plato’s Atlantis) and the Santorini Brewing Company—both are about 30-minute drives from the resort. Also within easy distance: Oia Castle and two prized volcanic-sand beaches, Baxedes and Cape Columbo.
How to Get There
Such a wonderful experience! We were pampered and taken care of by the staff without any intrusion into our privacy or comfort. The ideal place to be for that special occasion - ours was our 20th wedding anniversary. The views of the caldera and sunsets were breathtaking! The food was great and make sure you are treated at their Mikrasia restaurant - top class food and service! Thank you for everything!
My partner and I just returned from a wonderful vacation at Katikies Santorini. We cannot wait to visit the island, and the Katikies hotel again.
Since we were visiting Santorini in November, nearing the end of the island's season, we weren't sure what it would be like. But the hotel and their incredible staff made us feel like it was the middle of summer.
The weather was perfect, our room was perfect, and the food was amazing. We even got a bottle of wine at check-in, which only made our romantic stay even more special.
They have an infinity pool overlooking the water, and the pictures we took of the view in the pool are all incredible.
Maria at the front desk was a joy to speak with, and she went out of her way to set up transportation for us on the island. The manager Athena was also extremely helpful with any questions we had, and she checked in on us to make sure we were happy, which we appreciated. We cannot recommend this resort enough!
Katikies is exceptionally beautiful! The staff were kind and generous, and extremely helpful. The food at the restaurant and lounge was delicious...and the DJ at the pool was awesome! And, the kitties were very sweet and fun!!