Katikies Hotel – The 2018 Review

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by Santorini Dave • Updated: November 6, 2017

  • Katikies is the best hotel in Oia – incredible views, top notch restaurants, trendy vibe.
  • 3 stunning infinity pools and one of the few hotels with an elevator.
  • Close to shops, restaurants, and Marykay’s (Oia’s only bar).

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16 Questions and Comments

  1. Slightly Cheaper Luxury Hotel in Santorini

    Love your site – thanks! We’re planning our 25th anniversary trip for June 2019. Grace, Katikies, and Canaves are truly amazing, but $1,000/night is pretty steep and frankly feels a little wasteful. We love a Marriott or a Hilton, so I don’t want to go cheap, but I’d like to take one little step down to save a few bucks – maybe get to the $600-800 range. Any suggestions?

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      Try Esperas (in Oia) or Tholos (in Imerovigli).

  2. Honeymoon to Santorini

    Hey Dave,
    Thanks for all your info! We are going to Greece for our honeymoon but it will be delayed because wedding is in March. What month is good for going into the ocean? I’m looking at Oia to get the ‘full experience’. How do I research what hotels have “honeymoon suites”?

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      The best months for swimming are June to September but you’ll find people swimming in late April, May, and October depending on the weather. I try to give an overview of what hotels offer the best suites but to really know what each hotel has you need to visit each and every website.

  3. How Big is Katikies Hotel in Santorini?

    Do you know how many rooms the Katikies hotel has in total?

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      There are 34 rooms and suites.

  4. Santorini in December

    Hi Dave,

    Very informative blog—you are doing a super job.
    Though it’s been mentioned that second half of December 2017 is not a good season to visit Santorini but I also learnt from other travel sites that offseason in Greece commencing from December to March is becoming a big hit and most of the establishments shall be open in Santorini in December 2017. December is the only time when I can take a break. I intend spending 2 weeks in Greece—one in Santorini , a few days in Athens and about 2-3 days in Mykonos. But I read from your pages that Mykonos in December is a no-no. Please suggest an itinerary and also let me know what activities can one look forward to don Santorini, given the fact that water temperature may not be conducive to bathing in the sea.

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      Yes, Santorini is becoming much busier in the winter than 10 or even 5 years ago. It’s still quiet, for sure, but there’s much more activity and an increasing number hotels and restaurants are staying open. (I’m not sure I would say “most” are open but many and certainly enough to find a nice hotel and keep you well fed.) The one trouble with a winter visit is ferries and getting around. You can easily get from Athens to Santorini and Santorini to Naxos and Paros (and sometimes Ios). But Mykonos and Crete are not accessible by ferry from Santorini. For those two islands you’d need to ferry or fly via Athens (big hassle). I would do your 2 or 3 extra days on either Naxos or Paros. Most of the things I mention on my best things to do page are available in winter besides the boat tours and anything to do with swimming or beach time.

  5. Less Expensive Hotels on Santorini

    Hi Dave,

    Can you recommend any other good but not so expensive hotels in Oia & Fira?

    Thanks so much for your amazing website!!


  6. Athens, Peloponnese, and Santorini

    Great site! I will be taken no my niece to Greece and she wants the islands! So one day Athens and one or two days Peloponnese then to Santorini. Is a week too long and if not should we stay half time in Katikies and half at Grace Santorini? Are the hotel concierges good for local guide/ hiking guides/ tour and boat rental suggestions? We are celebrating her college graduation and want it to be special. I’m kinda a history buff so would like to include some culture in addition. Any suggestions helpful. Best! Thank you in advance. Deanna

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      A week is easy to fill on Santorini and splitting your time between Katikies and Grace is a great idea. Most hotels are good for local info/ booking tours and especially Grace. Booking a caldera boat tour in advance is usually a good idea but other highlights like the Akrotiri, Ancient Thira, and the Archaeological Museum in Fira can easily be planned last minute.

  7. White Sky Caldera Suite

    Hi Dave, your reviews of the islands are outstanding. Watched both your walk around hotels in Santorini. I Have a question. My daughters found a nice place in Santorini. It’s called White Sky Caldera, its got no Reviews. Just wondering if it has changed names, or if you know anything about it. Girls love it, But I like doing my research on a place that I will send my girls too.



    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      I don’t know White Sky Caldera but from the pictures on Booking it appears to be near Caldera Apartments in Imerovigli with good volcano views but no sunset view.

  8. Katikies Fully Booked for June 2017

    We are visiting Santorini in June and all the Honeymoon suites at Katikies are fully booked for our 3 nights (only one night available). Which other hotel in Oia would you recommend with the same view and standards?

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      Canaves is right next door to Katikies and is every bit as luxurious. Great restaurant and view. Wonderful pool (though not an infinity pool like Katikies).

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