A Romantic Cliffside Hotel on the Deep Aegean Sea
The romantic Cycladian-style Katikies Hotel is set on the island of Santorini in the Aegean Sea.
Its architecture pays tribute to the ancient traditional architecture of the Cyclades archipelago.
For centuries, the people of the mediterranean have fashioned their gently curved dwelling places from the materials at hand.
The arid, rocky mediterranean islands like Santorini were formed of ancient volcanos and have no forests.
It was natural to carve dwellings into the existing cliffs, just as trees became a building material in most other regions.
Here the platform juts out from the backdrop of the rocky cliffs, leading up a staircase to a stunning view of the crisp blue Agean beyond.
The immaculately white villages suspended on the edge of the crater form a stark contrast to the “wine dark” sea.
The romantic hotel is set on the heights of the cliffs on the north coast of the island, nestled in the small village of Oia.
Discreet and calm, the contemplative Santorini thrives on its gentle art de vivre.