IKIES TRADITIONAL HOUSES
Ikies is a complex of ten luxurious self-catering traditional houses and studios perched on the edge of the caldera on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Oia in the northern part of the island of Santorini.
Architecturally inspired by the age-old traditional local houses which are carved out of pumice into the cliffs of the caldera, they are designed to make the visitor feel at home. The ten houses of Ikies, each built on a separate level, cascade down the caldera cliff reaching the pool level at the bottom of the complex. Each apartment's private balcony, affords spectacular views over the caldera towards the volcanic islets and towards Oia itself. The balconies are furnished with exterior use reclining futons, chaises longues, director's chairs, and marble-topped tables from where our guests can sip relaxing long drinks under their umbrellas while taking in the view of the sunset. The houses offer romantic privacy and are the ideal place to unwind. Each house is furnished in the simple Cycladic style and the decor respects local aesthetics, tradition and colour.
The houses at Ikies combine traditional architectural features such as vaulted ceilings, painted concrete floors, traditional doors and windows with modern comforts such as air-conditioning, satellite TV, internet access and fully equipped kitchenettes. Each of our houses is named after a profession associated with Santorini and decorated with furnishings, objects and artwork relating to the respective profession.
There are five types of houses:
The beauty of the surroundings at Ikies is only surpassed by the heartfelt hospitality and high level of service. On arrival, the staff will provide luggage service from the adjacent parking facility. Continental breakfast is served to each house's private terrace while guests can enjoy relaxing drinks or long iced-coffees from the bar throughout the day but especially during the world-famous Oia sunset with its dramatic colours.