Greetings from Santorini!
This month I will be traveling throughout Greece and will be dedicating a whole month’s of posts to travel tips about this amazing country.
Santorini is heaven on earth. I have been visiting this island every summer for the past couple of years and fall more in love with it each time I visit. The views are magical, and it truly feels like heaven on earth.
Located in Oia, the highest part of the island and, for me, personally the best. The sunsets are so beautiful and during the day it is difficult to focus on reading a book due to the views this hotel has to offer. The staff is sooo friendly and will go beyond their way to make you feel like a princess. The hotel has 34 rooms and it is only for adults. A lot of newlyweds spend their honeymoon at the Katikies. Since last year, they have built an elevator to assist those who can’t take on all of their steps. I always feel like that’s my exercise each time I have to go up and down the steps! The hotel has 3 infinity pools and enough beds to fit all of its guests.
Eating in Santorini
My favorite restaurant in Santorini. It’s a 5-10 minute drive from the Katikies hotel and it is located by the sea. The view is so magnificent during the sunset. Their menu is diverse, but I only go there for four of their items! The “tharomasalata” is the best tharama I’ve ever had. Another appetizer I recommend is the Greek Salad paired with mini ouzo, it is very tasty. For a light main course you must try one of their grilled fishes. The grouper never disappoints with its delicious taste. For those of you who have built a bigger appetite then you MUST try the Lobster spaghetti. It is the BEST lobster spaghetti in the world!!! The plate is big enough for a couple of friends to share…and we all know sharing is caring 😉
If you are a fan of gourmet restaurants then this is the place for you. You must ask for a table during sunset and ask to be seated upstairs – the view is beautiful!
Casual yet extremely charming taverna for lunch in the main square of Oia overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Try the most famous dish of Santorini, the fave purèe. It is my fav at Thalame!
Wines of Santorini
One of the best things about Santorini is the wine (in moderation of course;) ! I personally love to enjoy wines made from the native grape of Santorini, Assyrtiko. The other local wines Nychteri and the sweet Vinsanto and Mezzo wines are also a special treat. A wine tour booked through one of the island’s top wineries Santo Wines or Boutari is a fabulous way to learn about these deliciously distinctive wines.
Take a Sail
I definitely suggest you rent a boat and go for a sail while in Santorini. It can get a little boring sitting by the pool for the entire trip, and this way you can explore the volcanoes of the island, swim to cool off, and have a light lunch on the boat. The hotel concierge can arrange all this for you.