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Hotel of the Month – Katikies Santorini

Katikies location in Oia cannot be beat. People come to Santorini for the breath-taking views and picturesque whitewashed villages.
The hotel delivers on both counts. This luxurious boutique hotel is a jumble of gleaming whitewashed buildings that cling to the steep cliffs and tumble towards the sparkling Mediterranean below. This is Santorini at it's best and exactly what people dream about when they think of it.
Oia is the most popular and most chic village on the island. This is the place to stay if you want the best views, prettiest village with lot's of lovely restaurants and cool bars. When you stay at Katikies you are right in the heart of the village and you can explore the winding streets of the village centre which is just a two minute walk away.
As the hotel has been built into the high rocky cliffs you have amazing uninterrupted views of the Caldera and the Aegean beyond from every room, the restaurant and the pool. One of life's most memorable moments is watching the sunset from high up over the Med, relaxing on your private terrace, with an icy cocktail in hand.
The hotel boasts lots of style and character. The buildings tumble down the cliffs and are crisscrossed with narrow paths and walkways that give it a maze like feel. It is quite easy to get lost. The whitewashed village style is in keeping with the traditional villages of the Cyclades region.
Some of the beautifully designed rooms come with a jetted tub or plunge pool on your private terrace. If you aren't lucky enough to have one of these rooms then you still have the three stunning infinity hotel pools to enjoy. The turquoise waters seem to melt right into the deep blue of the Med and sky beyond and of course you have those incredible views again.
The rooms themselves are decorated in a stylish, light bright and airy, minimalist style. In keeping with the style of the hotel and the island. The rooms are all whitewashed walls and arched ceilings, giving you a feeling of sleeping in a converted cave.
Dining at the hotel is set around the pool areas with those amazing sunsets. The Michelin star Botrini's of Athens have made Katikidies there second home and offer up some exceptional dining options. Of course fish is first and foremost on the menu here and some of the seafood dishes are simply incredible. After dinner you can head up to the ultra-stylish Champagne Bar by Fleur de Miraval and treat yourself to some prestigious cuvee's to wash down the Beluga caviar.
The exceptional service at the hotel is attentive and friendly without being to stiff. All the staff wear comfortable smiles and are on hand to cater to all your needs.
Katikies is am exclusive luxury hotel on Greece's most expensive island. Prices will reflect this and start at around £470 per night which is pretty good value for 5star in Oia with those all important views.   

Santorini's stunning Caldera views

Santorini is Greece's most instantly recognisable island. Famed for stunning whitewashed villages that cling to impossibly steep cliffs and unparalleled views over the sparkling Mediterranean.
People come to Santorini to experience the amazing views and picturesque villages and laid back lifestyle. There are no big hotel chains here and if you are looking to party look elsewhere. This is a romantic and quiet island which is perfect for couples and a popular honeymoon destination.
You can easily explore the island and explore the cobbled alleys of pretty villages and take in the stunning landscapes. Enjoy lunch with the best views in Europe from high up on a clifftop terrace. Or watch the sunset over the Med while you enjoy your dinner. Oia is the best village for views and the most recognisable and photographed village on the island.
Spend a day on one of the islands fabulous black sand beaches or jump on a catamaran for a trip around the island. Santorini is volcanic and a great day out is a hike up a volcano before a healing dip in the hot springs.
Santorini is a refined and relaxed island, great for couples looking for amazing landscapes, stunning views and romantic boutique hideaways. It isn't geared up to families as much or people looking for adventure and excitement.
There are daly direct flights from various UK airports. So you can go for a week or a long weekend.The flight is just under four hours. Once you get there transfers to Oia take around twenty minutes.Santorini is great to include into a Greek island hopping trip. It is easy to get to nearby islands like Paros, Naxos and Mykonos with regular ferry services that aren't too long.