Katelios is a small and friendly resort on the southeast coast of Kefalonia (Cephalonia). It is best known for its outstanding fish cuisine, making it ideal for foodies.
Katelios holiday rentals are within easy reach of the beautiful beach which is easily accessed by car or on foot. Sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling, diving and watersports can all be enjoyed nearby. The coastal walks are popular with hikers and bird spotters and the area has a peaceful atmosphere and a traditional way of Greek life, unlike more commercialized resorts on the island. Other beaches within easy reach of Katelios are at Mounda and at Kamini, which is known for its conservation program to protect the nesting loggerhead turtles found there. Aghia Barbara has Blue Flag waters and sun beds for hire. In the evening, stroll down to the waterfront in Katelios where many fresh fish tavernas which serve excellent meals overlooking the small harbour.
Visitors staying in a holiday villa in Katelios may enjoy visiting the busier resorts of Skala and Lourdas, both nearby. Lixouri is the island’s second largest city after the capital, Argostoli, and the two face each other across a narrow bay. They are linked by a ferry. Argostoli offers some serious shopping opportunities along with a small museum. Fiskardo is the only authentic town on the island as much of the architecture elsewhere has been rebuilt since the earthquake in 1953. It has a marina and upmarket boutiques and restaurants. Those looking for history should visit Assos in the northwest, which has a Venetian castle on a small peninsula. The most popular resort in the southeast of Kefalonia is Skala, which is worth a visit for its beautiful beach and clear waters flanked by tree-covered hills.
Holiday rentals at Katelios enjoy a Mediterranean climate with hot sunny summers and mild, damp winters. Expect average temperatures in August to reach 32°C (90°F) while in spring and autumn it ranges from 22-28°C (72-82°F). Winter days remain pleasantly warm, averaging 14-16°C (57-61°F) between December and February. The area has almost no rainfall in the summer with showers from November to March.
The nearest airport to Katelios holiday rentals is Kefalonia (EFL) Airport. It is well served by many scheduled airlines including EasyJet, Ryanair, Thomson and Thomas Cook Airlines. The airport is 28km west of Katelios and the drive by car, bus or taxi takes around 40 minutes. Those wanting to arrive by sea will find the nearest ferry at Poros. A car is recommended for exploring this lovely island.