I have just booked to stay at the Medusa apartments-Can anyone tell me anything about them-I am particularly worried about noise late at night from the Taverna beneath. Also is there a bakery in the village and how far is the Medusa from the centre of things? Thanks and Yammas!!
Thank you so much-my mind is now at rest and I can start counting the days and buying the factor 20!
Just got back from Katelios. Thought a few updates on info I have gleaned from this site might be useful. There are now 4 shops, 2 minimarkets, a gift shop and a joss-stick & head massage place. There is also now 1 taxi, which you get by knocking on the guys door (ask them at the Elliniko restaurant how this works). We used the local buses and found them fine. The timetable is pinned up at the bus stop by the kiosk and the woman in there also knows the time if you cant work it out. Our rep advised us against using the bus (but as she is selling trips this is to be expected) she said they were unreliable and not air conditioned. In fact they ran perfectly to time and were air conditioned. We went all the way to Fiskardo (2 1/2 hours) and it was great-we really wanted to go there but the only trip which included Fiskardo gave you only two hours there and also included places we had already visited.We arrived at 11.45 and the bus back is at 4.30. Fiskardo is really worth a visit-its a up-market place by Greek standards and we had a great time watching the boats pull in for lunch. It was also considerably cheaper to use the local bus! (6 Euros each way) We did have to change bus, but this worked out fine. We also went to Skala on the bus and returned by taxi which was 13 Euros. More shops and bars etc there if you want them. Overall, part from the beach which was very rocky we loved Katelios.
The Medusa studios are typical of the basic Greek holiday accomodation. The bins were emptied every day except Sundays and the sheets and towels were changed about 3 times a week. We had a room at the front which was great for views, but did mean that early nights and lie-ins were difficult because of the noise-we did get used to it though. One complaint and this isnt really about the Medusa itself, is that the Manos brochure describes it as great for beach lovers as Katelios beach is just across the road. The beach however is a muddy seaweedy mess with no sunbeds except for a few at bars a bit further along. You would not want to lie there really. The nearest beach is just past the kiosk and is very stoney. This is a better one further along but the walk is over quite dodgy terrain. I
This came to be our fave restaurant. A great location-the ducks are adorable! The staff were very good and the service great although on Live Greek Music nights (Fridays when we were there) they were very busy so things were a bit slow.
The Lighthouse gave us the one dodgy meal of our holiday. We may have ordered badly (pizza and chicken) but it was really not very good.
We loved it here! The special Roast Lamb a La Pines (with pine nuts, apricots mint and prunes) is sensational. Our lunch visit was more enjoyable as we were not hurried at all, however our Saturday night visit was definately rushed, which is even more noticeable when you consider the normal laid-back Greek way. The loos are almost worth a visit on their own!-and at least one photo.........
We visited via public bus from Katelios which took 2-3 hours and gave us alomost 5 hours there. It cost 6 Euros each way. We very much liked Fiskardo- a great place to people watch at the lovely restaurants around the harbour.
OK Andy, tell us why-as everyone else loves the place I am very keen to hear why you rate it badly.