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
Excellent location and excellent service,very friendly staff, excellent food service and tasty breakfast. I really enjoyed the the view. The room is excellent and clean. I like the walking distance from the center of the town
Just returned from staying at the Katikies Hotel in Oia. What a great experience... you go for the views and the romantic setting. You will return based on the amazing service! As an experienced traveler, we knew there would be some level of training and onboarding required with a new staff when opening the first week of the tourist season. Their exceptional service is the most important factor that separates Katikies from others in the area. Every staff member was courteous, attentive, and really wants to please their guests. We were greeted by name at the front desk, which continued throughout our stay. Loved the personal touches which included a bottle of wine and fruit basket to celebrate our anniversary. This personalization and first-class service culture is created and promoted by Athina and Nikolas who manage the property. Our room was on the lower level, which made for easy access to the morning breakfast (included), main swimming pool, and outdoor bar. The breakfast offered many options from the buffet and menu (tasty omelets and pancakes.) One of only two properties that has a elevator, if walking the many steps with a caldera hotel is an issue. A very soothing/relaxing atmosphere, yet the entrance flows out to the pedestrian walkway for easy shopping and restaurants. Looking forward to coming back!
Our family stayed at Katikies Hotel the first week of the season, and found it to be welcoming and relaxing. We had two rooms (junior suites) with views of the caldera. Breakfast choices were extensive and the service accommodating. We ate at the restaurant one evening and it was delicious. The most important aspect of our stay, however, was the staff. Each person was warm and welcoming, and did everything possible to make us enjoy our stay. The views are amazing at all times of the day. The hotel arranged a boat tour for us (Caldera Yachting). The location in Oia is perfect, on the edge of the shopping street and close to the beginning of the walking path to Fira.
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. 💗