I HOPPED OFF THE FERRY TO FIND SUCH A SPECTACULAR SIGHT...
The illusion of snow capped mountains with stuccoed buildings and caves all around heightened my excitement for this adventure in Santorini. I had never dreamed in the wildest of fantasies to see such a place exist. Immediately we rented a car at the port and with no particular destination in mind, found a sign that read: right Fira, left Oia. We chose left.
ON THIS 12-YEAR JOURNEY WE BOTH HAVE WORKED TO DEVELOP OUR MINDS, NOURISH OUR SOULS AND PROTECT OUR BODIES.
MANY OF OUR GUESTS
OFTEN TELL ME THAT
KATHAROS IS A UNIQUE PLACE.
The energy here is magical. Often they tell me there is a powerful sense of history in the surrounding landscape. If we trace the steps back to the mid 1900’s, the building was once a hospital treating patients with leprosy. There used to be a marina at the beach and before passage to the main village of Oia, the sick would be quarantined at Katharos so they wouldn’t spread diseases to the general population. Since then, our location at Katharos has been quite taboo and our reputation for being off the beaten track still holds true to this day.
I learned about food combining and became intrigued about how our bodies process and digest different foods and logic spoke to me loud and clear that certain combinations could be detrimental to our gut and our bodies. Luckily my whole life I had been eating kimchi based on my heritage and knowing that it was a stinky but healthy food was something of an afterthought until I started paying closer attention to nutrition. Probiotics, whole foods, plant based diets, and proper food combinations were the sparks that set fire to my new dietary revelation.