The Cyclades Islands in the Aegean Sea offer so much. From the whitewashed villages, stunning vistas, buzzing nightlife, and charming locals, the Cyclades are a must for many reasons.
Santorini in particular has seduced visitors for centuries thanks to its breathtaking cliffs overlooking the island’s caldera. With several stunning villages to choose from there are plenty of amazing places to start or end your charter. The Katikies hotel group is the premier choice on the island, with locations in each of the villages you can experience all that the island has to offer via this Greek hospitality brand. Let’s go inside each of the Katikies properties on Santorini.
1) Oia: Katikies Santorini
Oia is the most picturesque village on the island, so if you are looking to do some designer shopping, take in a few sunsets and snap lots of pictures, book a stay at the Katikies Santorini. Located just steps from the town’s dining, nightlife, and shopping, the Katikies Santorini offers luxurious cave-style rooms and suites and top-notch service. Opt for the master suite with plunge pool for a terrace with sweeping views of the caldera where you can enjoy the signature Katikies gourmet breakfast in privacy while enjoying Santorini’s world-famous views.
2) Imerovigli: Katikies Chromata
Moving south to Imerovigli, the Katikies Chromata offers guests access to the most exquisite villa on the island. The Chromata Villa was originally a private home from the Venetian period. With two levels, the villa gives guests two large balconies overlooking the Caldera. There are two bedrooms, one on the upper level with ensuite bathroom, and a master bedroom on the lower level with his and hers bathrooms. Enjoy the ultimate in luxury and privacy at the Katikies Chromata.
3) Fira: Katikies Garden
Heading further south to Fira is the Katikies Garden. Unlike the other properties, rather than being built into a cliff, this property is set in a former monastery. A must for the gourmand, the hotel is also home to the island’s top restaurant, Selene. Led by Michelin Starred chef, Ettore Botrini, Selene puts a modern spin on the local cuisine and has been enchanting guests for over 30 years. Experience the chef’s tasting menu under the stars; Selene is located in the courtyard of this historic property.
4) Back to Oia: Katikies Kirini
Last but not least, we head back to Oia, because it is truly so breathtaking it is worth a stop at the beginning and end of your trip. The Katikies Kirini offers a fresh take on the classic cave-style accommodations of the other properties. The cool touches bring in a bit of modern attitude to the idyllic setting and it is just pure fun. Relax by the stunning pool or enjoy a glass of local rose on your private terrace and take in the world class views from anywhere on the property. Book the Honeymoon Suite for a private pool with the best cliffside view. And before you leave, be sure to head into Oia to snap a few shots of the classic blue domed churches—trust me they are the best memento you can bring home from Santorini.