Katelios Studios - (Accommodation in Katelios)

Mark J          10/10

This accommodation consists of 16 units, 8 on the groud floor with access to the garden and 8 on the first floor with a balcony. The atmosphere is friendly as you would expect with a small hotel and the owners Aris and Lula with do anything they can for you. The accommodation is clean and tidy as is the garden and pool.For a small hotel the pool is large with more than sufficient sunbeds to go around. Most of the visitors to this accommodation are repeat visitors of long standing. The kitchen is sufficient for basic meal prep and consists of 2 ring hob,standard size fridge with freezer compartment, sandwich toastie maker,kettle , pots, pans and plates etc.The bathroom again is basic and sufficient with an interesting hand held shower.No paper is to be put down the toilet so my tip is to take some plastic nappy bags for your paper.

The accomodation is well placed on the main road into Katelios and the local beach which is about a 10 minute stroll away.There are restaurants and a supermarket within a minutes walk.

Visitors should note that there is a new hotel complex being built at the side of this accommodation which was not pointed out by the tour operator. There is some noise but this should not put visitors off.This will also impact on other accommodation in the area namely the Eryphillis.

You will get a decent meal where ever you go and you just need to try them out. You will have heard of Greek Maybe Time(GMT) and this extends to eating out. One tip is when your table is cleared ask for your bill then.In all the restaurants we visited we were given either a free cake,soft drink,brandy or Ĺ ltr of wine with the bill. For 2 main meals and drinks you will pay between 20 and 30 euros including service charge and tip (£18-25).

For those of you who enjoy short walks Kamina beach is a must visit and is about 45 minutes from the accommodation. Go to the beach front in Katelios turn left, over the head land at the end of the beach and 15-20 mintes brings you to Kamina beach (follow the plastic bags on the bushes).The first set of sunbeds you come to(blue and yellow) are run by George and cost 5 euros for 2 beds and a umbrella all day (tell him Julie and Mark said hello). The sand is fine and the sea very shallow for about 75 yards which is great for kids.The beach is very long and stretches to Skala if you have the energy. Vistors from other areas have commented that they consider this beach to be the best on Kefalonia. You also have a view of Zante from this beach. If you donít take you own picnic there is a Taverna half way along the beach. You can also access this beach by car.  NOTE:- If you intend to do this walk take some walking shoes or trainers not flip flops.

We only did the 1 day Island tour which was excellent. Having done this tour we decided not to hire a car and instead decided to relax on Kamina beach for most of our stay. When enquiring into hiring a car I had to smile when one hirers insurance did not cover you for driving on the wrong side of the road! Does that mean you are not insured when you overtake!  

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