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 setted 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
Read the great reviews and had high hopes. Our stay at Katharos Villas was nothing short of amazing and exceeded all hopes and expectations.
We had some dealings with our wonderful hosts, notably Francesco, before arrival and were relieved to have timely and extremely helpful responses.
After our arrival and throughout our stay, we were treated like royalty - nothing was too much trouble but everything was dealt with in a calm, sophisticated, professional way. This is a chic, classy place to stay and the hosts are a huge part of that. We were a party of 5.
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!
Exceptional stay at Katharos Villas!
Wonderful stay at Katharos Villas! They go way above and beyond the normal standard of service and hospitality. Alessandro and Francesco were the nicest, kindest, and most helpful people I've ever met. They treated me and my wife like family.
On our first day there my wife suffered some trauma to her eye and Alessandro dropped everything and rushed us to a doctor in town. The next morning, he drove us all the way to the hospital to look for an opthamologist which they didn't have there so he went with us to 2 other clinics until we finally found one. We are eternally grateful for them for their kindness and help in our time of need!
The villa is spacious and the private pool was awesome and fun to relax in, just a little chilly, but Alessandro told me they would be getting heaters for the pools in the future. Everything was clean, well taken care of and comfortable. It was an amazing vacation even with our medical emergency and we can't wait to return to Katharos Villas!
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