All That Glitters Is Greece
One exclusive luxury hotel portfolio invites your family to live large this summer with members-only perks.
Written byCorry Cook
Photo courtesy ofKatikies Santorini
August is high season in Greece, and starlets of the month include the sun, the sea, beach bars, tavernas, and the smooth breeze. Since the 1960s, global celebrities such as Aristotle Onassis, Stavros Niarchos, Maria Callas, Melina Merkouri, and many others have catapulted their native Greece into its current spot as one of the most prestigious summer destinations in the world.
With properties on both Santorini and Mykonos, Katikies Resorts & Club fulfills all your destination desires, thanks to members-only experiences exclusively for resort guests.
The debut of Katikies Garden in Santorini as the first five-star hotel and only member of Leading Hotels of the World in Fira, offers families a new luxe option when visiting one of the most scenic islands in the world. Created from an old Catholic monastery, Katikies Garden features charming Venetian architecture and a sophisticated, yet contemporary design. The hidden oasis includes 40 rooms and suites, each with its own private garden or veranda, while some boast a sea view, pool, or hot tub.
Located on the rim of Santorini’s Caldera in the heart of the bustling village of Oia, SELTZ Champagne Bar & Restaurant in Katikies Hotel is where the chic elite go to dine in style and completely unwind. Bringing together a variety of mouth-watering cuisine, the seasonal à la carte champagne-centric menu is specifically designed to complement the never-ending eclectic options of fine Champagnes.
As a handcrafted refuge, A.SPA at Katikies Hotel is embraced by the earth and built inside the mountain. A pathway flanked by running water leads to the heated pool at the center of the facility. Ancient methodologies are carefully combined with modern techniques in order to assure guests pure moments of serenity. Highly trained therapists and highly advanced Ligne St. Barth products are at your disposal to pamper, relax, purify, and renew body, mind, and soul.
Families staying at Katikies Garden can take advantage of kid-friendly amenities such as special dining menus, turndown service with children’s robes, slippers, and bath amenities, as well as pool toys and daycare. Guests have access to exclusive restaurant reservations, VIP access to museums and archaeological sites, high-end private transfers, luxury yacht tours through the caldera or Aegean Sea, bespoke travel itineraries, and more through a wide network of local professionals. Katikies Club also owns its own yachts, making it easier for guests to book excursions through the club.
De Paul Restaurant, located in Katikies Garden, stands out as a sophisticated homage to the Mediterranean culture and character. The mesmerizing wine bar, located within the historic Catholic Church wine cellar, features a carefully selected list from exceptional local and international wine estates. Choose between the ceremonial wine tasting or a wine-pairing experience for your lunch or dinner. The restaurant will also hold wine tastings for guests/club members.
So whether you want to hide away from the crowds or indulge in the local nightlife until you drop—go for it! Then wake up and do it all over again.