We are visiting Katelios for the first time June for 2 weeks. Please can anyone give me details of bus travel and also taxis. As we dont drive we are a bit concerned whether or not we can get around to visit other places.
After reading all the info available on this website I am sure we will have a wonderful time in Katelios.
We are staying in the Filoxenia in June for 2 weeks for our first visit to Kefalonia.
Please can anyone give me any information about this place as there are only 2 lots of info on the website re the Filoxenia and they are both slightly different.
As neither of us drive we would welcome any info about getting around the Island.
We have just returned from Kefalonia. We stayed 2 weeks in the Filoxenia. Although Katelios was lovely and unspoilt and quiet the Filoxenia is not to be recommended. The apartments are very basic although the bins are emptied every day and they are 'cleaned' every couple of days. The sheets and towels were changed twice. The apartments are reached by a 15 minute walk up a very stoney dusty track which is quite hard in the heat of the sun.
Those things can be accepted as this is Greece after all. The swimming pool is very big could do with cleaning more often but it is very deep. Its starts off at one and half metres for about 6 foot then its drops suddenly to 3 metres for the rest of the pool. Not very good unless you are a confident swimmer. The worst complaint about the apartments is the owners wife Angela, she runs the pool bar. She treats all the guests with disdain and the prices in the pool bar are very high compared to elsewhere. Her children arrive in the afternoon and take over the pool jumping in wherever anyone is sunbathing and taking all their toys into the pool with them. They are just allowed to do this but she constantly shouts at them at the top of her voice all afternoon. She will cook them a meal but only offers sandwiches to guests. In the evening no guests go to the pool bar for a drink partly because of the prices but mainly because her friends all arrive and sit and watch soaps on the TV and make a lot of noise until the early hours. If you do make the mistake of calling for a drink before bed you are not made welcome and treated with the same disdain, served then ignored. All the guests we spoke to had the same complaints. Also there is no courtesy room if you are not leaving till late in the day. You are expected to wash and change in the toilets, and there is nowhere to put your luggage. It felt as if she was doing you a favour letting you stay there at all and she put no effort into ensuring guests have a good time, she really couldnt care less. We would go to Katelios again but not to stay at the Filoxenia. I would just like to mention that this is the first time that I have ever felt the need to complain about my holiday accommation.
This is the first and last time we travel with Olympic. The flight was delayed 2.5 hours going out to Kefalonia and we were not told any reasons why and 1 hour returning to Manchester. On arrival in Argostoli the transfer should have taken 1 hour. But the rep (Lesley) didnt turn up to join the coach and the driver couldnt speak a word of English. Also he didnt know which 5 apartments he was going to in Katelios. So it took us 3 hours to get to our apartments Filoxenia (not recommended). During the holiday the rep did come to the apartments regularly and she was helpful enough if you wanted to know about any excursions she was arranging, but if you asked for general info so you could use the bus then she wasnt very forthcoming. All in all we were very disapointed with Olympic
Thought it was very beautiful but very overrated, the trip only lasted 5 minutes and that included him taking photos of everyone in the boat. Expensive for what it was. We were not given any information at all and the boatman couldnt speak English except to ask for a tip. I suppose worth a visit to say you have been but we much preferred the caves, we thought they were more impressive.
We really enjoyed this. Thought it was very specatacular (although the damage is quite sad)Its a really amazing sight and we thought it was much better value for money than the lake, and when we first went in there were only about 3 or 4 people in there so we could wander round. As we left, a big party came in and I think it might have been different if we had come in then. The steps are a bit daunting but if you take your time they are ok. Lovely and cool in there also. Well worth a visit.