Right at the southern tip of Kefalonia, surrounded by rural scenery, is the snoozy resort of Katelios. Holidays here may provoke a yawn from party people … but if you're looking for somewhere laid-back and lovely, with ample tavernas and space to just chill, holidays in Katelios will suit you down to the ground.
Starting at the sea – the beginning, middle and end of many a relaxing break here – the resort boasts a broad bay, catching the best of the morning sun. Its sand and pebble beach shelves gently into the shallows and looks across to Zante and mainland Killini. And there's more for summer holidays to Katelios … snorkelling from the rocks at the edge of the bay or sharing Turtle Beach with … well, turtles. Accessed on foot from Katelios, this sheltered shore is a favoured nesting ground.
Now head inland, passing the wild roses and eucalyptus trees which fringe the bay, and sampling fresh fish specialities in local tavernas. Behind the village the fairly flat plains are home to olive groves and citrus orchards, dotted here and there with little villas and more tavernas. When you're ready for something a touch livelier, there are cafés, bars and watersports at Skala – just up the coast.
We have a clutch of choices for self-catering holidays in Katelios, the Galini Apartments and Katelios Bay View House among them. If you're looking for last minute holidays to Katelios, check our late deals – and start packing…
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