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A Romantic Cliffside Hotel on the Deep Aegean Sea

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The romantic Cycladian-style Katikies Hotel is set on the island of Santorini in the Aegean Sea.

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Its architecture pays tribute to the ancient traditional architecture of the Cyclades archipelago.

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For centuries, the people of the mediterranean have fashioned their gently curved dwelling places from the materials at hand.

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The arid, rocky mediterranean islands like Santorini were formed of ancient volcanos and have no forests.

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It was natural to carve dwellings into the existing cliffs, just as trees became a building material in most other regions.

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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.

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The immaculately white villages suspended on the edge of the crater form a stark contrast to the “wine dark” sea.

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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.

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Discreet and calm, the contemplative Santorini thrives on its gentle art de vivre.

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