I am going to Katelios for two weeks in June and would like to find as much info as I can about the place. I have found the comments very useful but would like to know more about the apartments that I am staying in. Does anyone know anything about the Eryphilli in Katelios? I cannot find a website for the place.
We stayed in the Eryphilli for 2 weeks in June and it was fantastic. The location was not too bad with a 10-15 minute walk to the beach and sea front where all of the restaurants and shops are.
The scenery from the studios was great (especially from the pool) with a wonderful back drop of mountains and was situated in a peaceful and quite location not being overlooked by anybody. The swimming pool was large and very clean with an area sectioned out for small children and babies, the pool bar had many snacks including Greek salads, chips and toasted sarnies. Nikos the owner is wonderful and always willing to help. He was willing to stay up until the early hours of the morning to feed our drinking habits too! I recommend the BBQ that Nikos provides every thursday night for everyone at a small cost of €14. He has a few family members to help him out with the cooking and you are supplied with free wine too.
The rooms are quite spacious with a separate shower with WC. It had a large sized fridge, a small cooking stove and all the crockery and cutlery that you need. It also has a spacious balcony or terrace with table and chairs. A cot can be provided for babies as well. The cleanliness of the studios is to a good standard with towels and bed linen being changed every few days. The only bad point about the rooms is that they have no air con but Nikos has a few fans that he can provide you with for a small charge of €2 per day (I would really recommed this)!
I would highly recommend these studios to anyone. One thing I liked about it was the fact that it was a very friendly place with everyone coming together at the bar at night. We some wonderful people during our stay (Hi Karen & Tim). I would love to go back here in the near future!!!
This is a reply for Lori:
Although I didn't drive, I was is in a car with my friends. The roads take a little getting used to as they are not very well developed in some areas so careful driving is required. If you get a map of the island then you should see three different coloured roads on it. Red - a well developed road (well meant to be!), I think yellow or orange - a not developed road (quite scary) and white (I think!) - don't even bother - if you experience the other colour roads you will not want to go on these. The roads around Katelios have just been resurfaced so are really nice and have no pot holes. The rest of the island is a bit rough though so do be causious. Watch out for the crazy Greeks as well! You will be fine with just a car, that's all we had and we saw nearly all of the island. Hope you have a nice holiday Kefalonia is a beautiful island.
Reply for Leonie - Local beach isn't very nice really compared to rest of island. It doesn't really have sand and doesn't look very appealing although I know lots of people went snorkeling there. If you have a car then you will be able to drive around and find a nice beach (as there are plenty of them) if not the next beach along from Katelios (the loggerhead turtle beach) is meant to be really nice. You can access it by following a trail of blue ribbon (although it has mostly disappeared so just little bits of it) over some rocks. Think it is meant to take about half and hour but unsure. Not for the elderly or you children though as it is quite tricky. I never made it across because of my shoes so where sensible foot wear. Failing that maybe you could get a bus to Skala. That beach is supposed to be really nice too. Hope this helps you.