Oia, Firostefani & Imerovigli in Santorini
Katikies Hotels acclaimed collection of luxury hotels in Santorini possess all that is mesmerizing to the eye and uplifting of the spirit; unparalleled views of the truly magnificent Caldera in Santorini, Greece, provide slices of paradise in the towns of Oia, Imerovigli and Firostefani, combined with luxury accommodation, elegant and refined, and personalized services that are like a dream come true.
The magnificent villages and settlements of Oia, Imerovigli and Firostefani tumble and cascade down Santorini’s Caldera enthralling all with moments of ethereal beauty and serenity.
Oia – Santorini
Considered the jewel of Caldera villages in Santorini, Greece, Oia arcs magnificently along the ridge of the Caldera, branching gracefully down towards the azure sea below. This celebrated settlement has graced many a quintessential postcard of Greece where images of whitewashed dwellings and blue domed churches, poised vertiginously on the cliffs, almost seem to fall into the deep blue seas below.
Loftily situated on the Caldera cliffs, Katikies Hotels in Oia, Santorini, offer both guests and visitors unparalleled serenity coupled with spectacular glowing sunsets that enthrall visually with their riotous symphony of colors in the exciting minutes that approach dusk.
Enchanting in its other worldly feel, Oia’s enigmatic, yet endearingly low key cultural scene, gorgeous boutiques and gourmet dining options beg to be discovered along its charming cobbled alleyways and thoroughfares.
Located in the northern part of Santorini, Oia is an equal distance of 18 km away from both Santorini International airport and the port of Athinios (for boat travel requirements).
Firostefani – Santorini
Picture – perfect Firostefani in Santorini, clings proudly to the rocky Caldera basin, providing a heady mix of buzzing cafes and restaurants together with scenically beautiful natural surroundings.
Serene and relaxing in stature, one of its main draws is its close proximity to the island’s cosmopolitan capital, Fira. Famous for its Caldera walk along the Volcano ridge to Fira, the experience is literally breathtaking; something that you want to put in your pocket and take home with you forever.
Located less than 1 km from the island’s capital of Fira, Firostefani is a 15 minute drive from both Santorini’s International Airport and Athinios Port.
Imerovigli – Santorini
The most picturesque and traditional Village of the Island, Imerovigli is located 3 km away from the capital Fira, on the North of Santorini, at the center and highest point along the caldera.
The name Imerovigli was given during the days of the Pirates, meaning the “watch tower - vigla” and “day–imera”. Indeed, Imerovigli was a daily observatory for the viglator-guarde who could, if pirates appeared, warn the population of the approaching threat.
Imerovigli is facing the famous Skaros Rock, wonder of Santorini Island. Skaros was the capital of Santorini until the earthquakes of the 18th century, and is today totally uninhabited with the exception of a small church, the Chapel of Agios Ioannis Apokefalistheis, on its north side.