Five-star boutique hotel with superlative views
Katikies Hotel could not have a more dramatic setting. Clinging to a clifftop 300 feet above the azure waters of Santorini’s volcanic caldera, this dreamy, five-star boutique hotel has breathtaking views.
- Spectacular sunsets – rated by some as the best in the Med.
- The scenic pool terrace with sprawling views.
- Luxurious living on a cliff edge.
Hit the spot
A second-to-none spot on the cliffside on Santorini.
There are three pools – two plunge pools and the main terraced pool. There's informal dining on the pool level, and fine dining on an intimate rooftop. In-room massage treatments can be arranged.
Good to know
Rates are not for the faint-hearted – but if your plastic will take the hit, it’s worth it.
ParkingThere is free guest parking. Cars, jeeps and scooters can all be hired locally.
ChildrenWelcome aged 13 and over.
LocationKaldera-Akrotiri, Oia, Santorini, TK 84702, Greece
27 rooms and suites
All rooms have aircon, satellite TV, CD player/radio, safe, mini bar and mini wine cellar, plus other comfort amenities. The library has internet for guests’ use.
The top-line honeymoon suite has its own outdoor whirlpool tub for two. Room 24 has its own staircase leading down to the pool, plus a huge deck designed for al fresco dining and outdoor whirlpool tub for two. Other favourites include suites 21, 22 and 34.
Eat & Drink
Delicious Mediterranean cuisine is the order of the day here, and you can choose from dining poolside, on your terrace or on the rooftop gourmet restaurant (booking essential). The Pool bar serves cooling drinks, cocktails and healthy light snacks, while the restaurant serves a range of Greek and international dishes.
For the best treat, the rooftop Katikies restaurant (booking ahead is a must) offers the chance of open-air candlelit gourmet dining with spectacular views. You may even be lucky enough to see night-time fireworks let off on the volcano island.
Breakfast is served until 11am. Customised to your tastes (choose from Greek, American or continental) and accompanied by champagne if you want to start the day on a high, it wins huge plaudits from guests. Don’t miss the Greek yoghurt and honey.
Available 24 hours.
See & Do
Stroll into the centre of Oia to enjoy its views, cafes and smart boutiques. There are free transfers to and from the beach, so don’t miss the chance to sunbathe on Santorini’s multi-hued volcanic sands.
Akrotiri – Santorini’s version of ancient Pompeii – is an ancient city preserved in volcanic ash just 3km away, and well worth exploring. You can also hire a 4WD, rent a scooter, take a boat trip or sunset cruise across the caldera from Ammoudi Port or go for a tasting at nearby wineries.
You can book an outdoor or indoor massage at reception. Beauty treatments are also available on request.
Don’t miss the Ifestia festival, with showers of fireworks over Santorini’s caldera simulating a volcanic eruption.