Santorini’s Katikies Hotel, a world-class hotel as well as member of The Leading Hotels of the World, is celebrated for its unmatched level of service, leading opulence and sophistication, and of course its unbeatable views. Katikies is located in Oia, arguably Santorini’s best village, and is perched on the caldera cliffs just 90 meters above the Aegean waters. The hotel boasts 27 effortlessly chic and minimalist designed rooms and 16 suites.
We have teamed up with one of Santorini’s most iconic hotels Katikies in order to discover how to best indulge in this coveted island.
How would you describe Katikies to someone thinking about travelling there?
“We offer an unprecedented level of service at one of the best hotels in Santorin’s most iconic village Oia. Out of all of hotels in Santorini, I personally think that is the best hotel.”
What’s the first piece of advice you’d give to anyone visiting Santorini?
“Make sure to visit the charming local restaurants and try their traditional Greek food. Also, as Santorini is such a masterpiece of natural display, I would recommend a land or sea tour-cruise in order to fully take-in its majestic beauty.”
Describe the perfect day in Santorini
“Start your day off with a superb breakfast at our morning buffet, which overlooks the stunning Caldera.
After breakfast, embark on a private guided tour that visits three of Snatorini’s best wineries. Here, you will indulge in a fabulous lunch and will be able to experience the Greek flavours with Santorinean Volcanic earth grown wines.
Return to the hotel, where you can recharge your energies by relaxing at one of our exquisite pool bars.
Then have dinner at one of our gorgeous restaurants at Katikies.”
“For evening dining experience we offer the following options:
The first restaurant, which only serves six tables, is called Mikrasia and is our fine dining restaurant at the hotel. The menu offers a mixture of Anatolian & Greek cuisine (please note that this restaurant only serves dinner from 7:30-9:30PM).”
“The second one is called the Lounge Bar, here we serve casual foods ranging from pork suvlaiki (Greek traditional dish), salads, club-sandwiches to pastas and risottos (open all day from 11:00AM-10:30PM).”
“The third restaurant is called Seltz Champagne Bar & Restaurant, where you will be able to find a mixture in between Japanese to Mediterranean flavours such as Greek (open from 12:00PM-10:30PM).”
What are your must-visits attractions for someone travelling to Santorini?
“Activities that we recommend in Santorini:”
- Hiking trail Fira – Oia or
- Sunset in Oia (Restaurants)
- Visit Amoudi Bay
- Visit the wineries (through our private tour of different wineries on the island)
- Day/sunset cruise (on a catamaran/motor yacht/sailing boat)
- Visit the black beach (At Perissa or Perivolos at one of the beach bars we recommend)
- Visit Pyrgos Village
- Visit the highlights of Santorini ( private car tour with your own itinerary with an English speaking driver (100€/h))
- A horse riding tour or donkey tour
What are the the best restaurants that are a must visit in Santorini?
“The following are our recommendations on Santorini’s best restaurants:”
- Ovac at CavoTagoo
- Sunset in Amoudi
- Katinas in Amoudi
- Seltz Champagne Bar & Restaurant at the Katikies Hotel
- Mikrasia Dinner Restaurant at the Katikies Hotel (fine dining)
- Anthos in Kirini Suites & Spa (fine dining)
- Chroma in Chromata Hotel in Imerovigli (fine dining)
- Elea Restaurant in Sun Rocks in Firostefani
What do you think is most unique about the Katikies?
“Our staff give and do their utmost in order to surpass our guest’s expectations. At Katikies Hotel ‘nothing is impossible’ and we all try to live by this philosophy. This is turn ensures that our brand‘s reputation stays in the leading hotels in Santorini. Lastly, the Katikies property and its location are absolutely breathtaking.”