A Grecian Holiday at Katikies Hotel, Santorini

Jocelyn Murray June 14, 2015 No Comments

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Katikies Hotel commands stunning views of the Aegean Sea

Built high on the edge of the clifftops of Santorini, Katikies Hotel captures the magic of this Greek Island with sweeping views of the Aegean Sea, whitewashed villas, and old world charm that make a stay here as unforgettable as the island of Santorini itself.

Katikies Hotel overlooking the Caldera basin

Katikies is discreetly opulent with all the modern conveniences of a five-star hotel. Yet unlike the high rises dotting the beaches of many popular destinations around the world, this jewel is private, uncrowded, and simply stunning. It overlooks the peaceful waters of the Caldera basin, inspiring a kind of euphoria.

View from our accommodations

The accommodations are charming and ultra-luxurious in a timeless style perfectly complementing the location of the island and its breathtaking backdrop against the azure waters of the sea. The rooms and suites face the caldera with spectacular views. Gentle breezes fill the spacious accommodations and private terraces. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, twice-daily maid service, iPod & Docking station, satellite TV, 24-hour room service and more.  Additional hotel features include a spa, infinity pools overlooking the caldera, and gourmet dining with views of the water.

View from our private terrace

When we first arrived to the hotel late one mid-September morning several years back, we practically glided down the steps to our suite, overcome with rapture at the expansive views that simply stole our breath away. There was a glorious tranquility to the air. Potted bougainvillea cascaded in long tendrils with their fuchsia and red blooms lending a riot of color to the pristine white-washed walls. The sea shone resplendent under the late summer sun. It was something out of a painting whose subject comes alive in a rhapsody of light and color.

Every morning we would have a light breakfast of coffee, toast, jam and fruit, while seated under the shaded terrace of an outdoor restaurant in the hotel, dining al fresco as we stared out over the caldera, contemplating its splendor in the stillness of the hour. We would then venture out, armed with our cameras, to explore the beautiful architecture and churches, shops, boutiques and taverns of the town. Sometimes we would roam about the cobbled streets on foot, other times renting a car to drive around the island.

Katikies Hotel captures the romance and charm of Santorini

Without a doubt, Katikies makes for a romantic getaway to the beautiful island of Santorini. It is the perfect place to get lost in the idyllic charm of the Grecian Islands.

The hotel is conveniently located in Santorini’s quaint town of Oia, walking distance to local shops, boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants featuring fresh Greek specialties. Visitors can also rent a car to tour the island’s many sites.

For more information visit Katikies Hotel.

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Jocelyn Murray is a travel writer and historical fiction novelist. She holds two university master's degrees in both English and Education, along with a bachelor's degree in Economics and European Studies. She also has a teaching credential and taught at the elementary school level.

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