Hercules Studios - (Accommodation in Katelios)

Cathy M           

One of the best holidays we have EVER had - the beach is a stone's throw away - our balacony looked over the small main street - great for people watching - the taverna's were lively enough to enjoy but quiet enough not to disturb us from sleeping.  We went in the middle of June - the weather was perfect - a lovely breeze kept us cool on the beach and let us have a good nights' sleep - and yet we still got a good tan.  The people of Katelios (and everywhere in Kefalonia) were friendly and helpful.  Katelios is unspolit and I hope it stays that way - if you want a slightly livelier night - Skala is only a short taxi (or bus ride) away.  However the best thing was watching the silvery full moon shining over the calm crystal sea from the peaceful and romantic "Beach Hut" bar - we could have been in the Caribbean.  Our Manos Rep was young but very friendly and helpful - we wish her well and hope to be back again soon. PLEASE DON'T LET KATELIOS BECOME OVER DEVELOPED - its simpleness is its charm - if you just want to relax and unwind - this is THE place.

Blue Sea Studios - (Accommodation in Katelios)

Cathy M          8/10

Brilliant Holiday -2nd June 2007 for two weeks - it rained the first week but the second week wasgreat-(note toself don't go the first week in June anymore -last year it was cold -this year cold and wet-I'm afraid next year it will snow!!!!)

This is our 4th visit to Kefalonia and 3rd year in a row to Katelios-1st time staying at The Blue Sea.
The Apartments are very clean-daily cleaning by maids-towels and bedlinen changed every 2 days.
The pool is lovely - clean but VERY DEEP-so beware.
Blue Sea have Air Con payable weekly which is a plus if your there during a heat wave.
The apartments are on the main road into Katelios but you won't be disturbed as traffic is minimal.
There are no safety deposit boxes in The Blue Sea but the Bar/Apartment manager lives on the premises giving 24 hour securityand NOTHING gets past him-he may seem to have the traditional greek laid back mannor but take time to get to know him and you'll see he has a very dry sense of humour and will accomodate you if he can (if you want special drinks or food).
The barbeque which is advertised weekly is brilliant when you can persuade the Bar Manager to organise it(its is busiest day of the week and watching him prepare is very funny).
The owner of the apartments also owns the Blue Sea Fish Restuarant in the Village and its very good.
We liked Jerrys which is across the road from Blue Sea - all types of food-breakfasts great and they do take out.
Nemisis next door is a bar with loads of activiities-very handy if the weather isn't too good-snooker, pool, board games, sky sports, etc.
We liked "Dreams" a small tavern hidden alongside St Barbaras beach-also take time to climb (mountain goat style) over the rocks at the end of the beach and there is another beautiful clean beach with shallow clear water.
Katelios is growing (I pray not too much more or its simple beauty will be spolit) and some new trendy Cocktails bars have grown up but COZY BAR is the original and the best - give it a try.
We will definately be back-this is the most chilled place in the world-we love it.