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
We were at this hotel for our honeymoon. I'll be honest - this is a very late review as we had our honeymoon in 2014 but our memories there are still so fresh and we hope to stay at this hotel again for our 10th anniversary which is just 4 years away. I have to apologize for writing such a late review (the date is wrong but I was not allowed to leave a blank)
We have been to quite a few top luxurious hotels but this would still be by far the best.
1. Amazing and attentive staff
2. Beautiful and amazing view
3. Excellent hotel and room deco
- loving the ambience, simplicity, setting and lighting
4. Fantastic breakfast served at the patio of our room facing the beautiful blue sea and scenic view - we were in paradise
5. Our own private jacuzzi
Thank you for upgrading us to the honeymoon suite.
The view from our villa was outstanding. Incredibly peaceful and alluring mornings spent on the patio enjoying a made to order breakfast was wonderful.
The accommodations were immaculate and exactly as they appeared in the photos.
The pool is more what you would see as part of private suite, not exactly a place to hang out if any other family is there.
We booked a private sailing trip that we enjoyed immensely but overall, we did not love Santorini. We ventured to beaches in a rented car, wineries and tried top restaurants. One was outstanding. The rest of the time it was like being on a cruise ship (which I would never do) where you can look at the water, but without a big plan, you can’t touch it.
The hotel is filled with kind, generous people that went out of their way to make our stay the best they could. The issue with Santorini was us, not them. 💗
Oia will be always my favorite touristic place, because our honey moon was in this place. I will be always thankful for the Katikies Hotel for the wonderful time and service. We are planing to visit the island again in our 5 year wedding anniversary and I can’t choose another hotel. Photos - May/2016.
Traveled here in April with family and it could not have been any better. A true 5 star. We were upgraded to a room with an outdoor jacuzzi which started our vacation off on the right note! I do not have enough nice things to say about Katikies, the accomodations, staff, food, view, pools. You will not regret your stay here, it is out of a dream! The most picturesque hotel I have ever been to in my life!
We traveled at the end of the season...and rented our room for a song...but they still took care of us as though we were their most important customers. The included breakfast was by far the best I had on any Greek Island...The view from the room is beyond belief...and really the nicest staff you could ever hope to find...one thing really stood out which is that I had a serious issue with the internet and they gave me the code for the Admin wifi...even the small luxury hotels are often unwilling to go that far--particularly late at night when there is no one to confirm for the desk manager that it is 'ok'. The water in their pool had a lovely, unchlorinated feel. Everything else was as you would wish--super clean room, crisp sheets, towels changed throughout the day, fast internet, excellent food in the bar and restaurant, located perfectly for doing anything fun in Santorini, knowledgeable staff, who really do seem to enjoy their work and helping you to have a great stay...All that said, this is five stars for an island vacation hotel in Greece...