Experiences and Activities
Every minute is precious ...
Guests can enjoy various activities in the surroundings, including snorkelling and diving in the Ammoudi bay, far 300 m away. In Ammoudi bay is also possible to sip cocktails and eat fresh fish in the typical restaurants and tavernas sight on the sea. Furthermore, our staff, in order to provide you the most complete experience of staying in Santorini, can organize for you a series of experiences and activities:
Here it is one of the most scenic and beloved experience that a hiking lover can live on the island, starting from the chief city of the island, Fira, it leads to Oia walking through the villages of Firostefani and Imerovigli. Following this path affords a gorgeous view of the famous volcano and the Aegean Sea, and also allows visitors to see the four most important villages of the island. The greater part of the path is on the rim of the Caldera, being able to dwell in places commingled of fine architecture, solitary panoramic churches and uncontrollable force of nature.
Wine Tour & Cooking Class
The wine and cooking class adventure is one of the most remarkable to live on the island. Through outstanding guides is possible to experience an excellent job describing the climate and growing style in the vineyards. All the fun begin as soon as guests are in the wineries where to taste several of the local Santorini wines. Every guide is going to teach how to pair different wines with foods showing good and bad pairings. Also, grapes lovers learn about the history and of course more tastings through the several companies in the island. The excursion prosecutes to a nice restaurant where is possible to learn how to prepare some traditional dishes with the chef. The providers pick guests up and drop off anywhere on the island.
Guests gear set up, all needed to do is suit up and hop on a van and boat. Guides make it very clear of the plan of action for each group at the dive site. Even though not much marine life is contained in the caldera, through a lot of rocks the dramatic successive eruptions will be shown in front of the excursionist. The guides make sure everyone is properly weighted, geared and constantly asked for air. For many guests, the experience leads feeling like scuba Cinderella due to how helpful the guides are with leading the excursionists up and down.
The assignment of some beautiful and calm horses, after a basic training on manoeuvring with guides, which help hosts feel more confident, approaches to an unexpected beauty and leads to one of most sensitive experiences of the island. Once on the horse, realizing there will be nothing much more extraordinary to do, guests can enjoy the magnificent scenery of the surroundings since the horses are so perfectly behaved. The tour to the beach will be a stunning way to get an intimate and exclusive look at Santorini, riding through rocky hills toward the beach. The guides will love to stop a moment to explain certain aspects of the environment or to pose the excursionists for really beautiful pictures which will be on the album of endless memories.
For those who are recreational/beginner photographers and do not know what to expect from a photography tour, the guides attitudes make guests feel at ease till to reveal it one of the most memorable experiences on the island, also favoring the know-how for an effective use of the own cameras and offering explanations of the philosophy behind taking a photo.
And for those who that the individual knowledge of one camera and all of it's features is not what they really need to work on, the experience allows how to take a scene and capture it so that it reflects an intimate vision. So that it tells the story that each one wants it to tell and how to use different tools to achieve that goal.
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What our guests say
Best hosts amazing place!!
We had an amazing stay at Katharos. Alessandro, Francesco, and the whole family are the best hosts and Angela keeps everything spotless! They are all so nice and caring with great advice about the island adventures! We definitely have some new friends in Santorini.
Oia is a short walk up the hill, Katharos lounge is right down below towards the beach with some of the best food and sunsets, and Ammoudi Bay is a short walk down as well. Amazing locations for a little bit of everything.
We didn't want to leave the villas or the pool some mornings... it's just beautiful :)
My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at Katharos Villas. Alessandro and Francesco were extremely attentive and accommodating. The room was very spacious (2 floors, 2 bathrooms, kitchenette) and clean.
We arrived from the airport at 4 am and Francesco came to meet us to open the room and to welcome us!
We travel a lot but this kind of service was truly genuine and great to experience.
Would definitely recommend to stay here!
Modern Villas with Excellent staff
Superb modern villas 10 minutes walk outside the busy centre of Oia. Staff are excellent from the cleaning lady to the guys who run the place. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Always around the place to say hi and make you stay the best it can be.
Breakfast is provided from
Eggs to bread and kept in the fridge to make at your own leisure.
Villas are immaculate with excellent air conditioning and two bathrooms with excellent showers.
Weather was over 30 degrees when we were there so didn't fancy the hill into Oia but the hotel are happy to arrange a taxi for 10 euro which I thought was value for money rather than arrive covered in sweat for your evening out.
Would definitely recommend.
Thank you for a great stay
From Hollywood to Santorini
My associate and I came here for work just last week. We traveled from Los Angeles to Athens and then Santorini. The email communication of this team is excellent. Very good english and warm hospitality. They even helped arrange a car rental for us which made traveling very convenient. The rooms were very clean and the property was very cozy and quaint. Our fridge had food and they even offered to buy groceries for us. The reception staff was so kind and made us feel very at home. I really want to book this space again when we return later this year. A+ experience