Hotel Review: Katikies Mykonos
Elegant, refined and classic, Katikies Mykonos is the discerning couples’ choice for a romantic getaway. The boutique hotel is perched above Agios Ioannis Beach, offering sweeping views of the sparkling Aegean and uninhabited Delos from a quieter side of the windy isle says Eva Ramirez.
Hotel Review: Katikies Mykonos
35 suites are peppered around the grounds at varying levels (the higher the better), each offering picture-perfect vistas and resplendent white interiors punctuated with the ubiquitous Myconian blue. Each one has a private terrace with a lounge area, and all but one room category has either a private pool or outdoor jetted tub.
The vibe here is Cycladic and formal, but with a contemporary touch. Service is exceptional yet seemingly discreet, with every whim answered to with minimal fuss. There’s a timeless sophistication to Katikies that makes it particularly popular for those who crave the luxury and glamour of Mykonos away from the ‘scene’.
The hotel is built amphitheatrically and takes full advantage of its prime positioning and uninterrupted views with two large infinity pools. The lower level pool with private cabanas is better suited to swimming. A stylish Champagne Bar by the prestigious Fleur de Miraval House in Provence will keep you consistently topped up and for nibbles, there’s a menu of signature raw plates that are light and refreshing. You’ll find more of a beach club vibe on the top deck, with beds perched on the edge of the sandy-bottom pool perfect for soaking up the rays, quirky animal statues dotted around and plenty of wicker. Cool amapiano beats soundtrack the experience.
For pampering, the deceivingly large A.SPA has a menu of wellness-focused therapies based on classic Mediterranean spa rituals and massage techniques – the foot bath is particularly relaxing.
Mikrasia on the top deck is a delight, with tables balanced poolside so that you can dine with your toes in the sand and palm trees overhead. It serves up Anatolian fine dining using sustainably sourced, local ingredients from Cycladic land and sea. Order a la carte or try the degustation menu which takes you on a culinary voyage with classic plates such as Louza (traditional Cycladic meze) and mini mostras with Kopanisti cream cheese.
The lower deck lounge swaps palms for olive trees and is sheltered from the wind that sweeps the island. Here, breakfast through to lunch and dinner is served with menus changing throughout the day. The menu here is based on Greek delicacies. The drunken octopus, slow-cooked and served with fava bean purée, caper leaves & pickled onions is an explosion of flavour and goes down perfectly with an ice cold glass of ouzo.
THE FINAL WORD
Katikies Mykonos is adults only, welcoming guests of 13 and above. The group also has several properties in Santorini including hotels and villas.
Rates at Katikies Mykonos start from €345 per night for a double room, including breakfast www.katikies.com/katikiesmykonos
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