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Katelios holidays

Escape the crowds with holidays to Katelios, a pretty Greek fishing village in southern Kefalonia. Set against a backdrop of unspoilt scenery, tucked away between pine-covered hills and a sun-soaked sandy coast, it’s the perfect spot for a peaceful island break. Katelios is brimming with traditional Greek charm, think quaint taverns and a bustling harbour, and its Mediterranean beaches are ideal for a spot of relaxation. When you’re ready to explore beyond the shoreline, you can head into the lush countryside and trek through the hills. It’s a great place to get away from it all.

12-27 °C


This holiday hotspot is a year-round destination with beautifully long, warm summers and mild winters.

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3.5 hours

Kefalonia International Airport (EFL)

Book a Thomas Cook holiday to Katelios for blissful relaxation in the pine-filled countryside, where you can fish, swim and dine on the catch of the day.

Recommended offers in Katelios

Magnolia

7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • Adult only 18+
  • Boutique-style hotel
  • 700m from resort centre and beach

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 672 reviews

What is included ?

20kg Standard Luggage Allowance
Your holiday cost includes one hold bag (per person) with a weight allowance of 20kgs. You can add extra luggage allowance on our Flight Extras page before you confirm your booking.
ATOL Protection
This flight inclusive package is financially protected under ATOL 1179 held by Thomas Cook Tour Operations Limited.
Return Transfers
At the airport when you arrive, you’ll be met by our Resort team and taken to your Hotel. Not all our coaches have a rep on board but our drivers know which hotels to stop at.
24hr Hotel Satisfaction Promise
If on arrival something in your hotel doesn’t live up to our description, we’ll take care of it within 24-hours. In the unlikely event that we can’t fix it for you, we’ll send you a voucher for 25% of what you paid for your holiday, or we’ll fly you home and refund the cost of your holiday.
Resort Service
We’re available for you to connect with us 24/7, you can reach us on holiday through our 24hr helpline, SMS, WhatsApp, Email and live chat. We also have a team in resort and if you need to see a rep while you’re on holiday, we’ll do our best to arrange this for you.
Enhanced Quality Monitoring
Our Quality Managers work together with the hotels to make sure that our high standards are constantly met. We work closely to make sure that the quality, service and hospitality live up to your expectations.
Manage through Holiday App
Manage your holiday from start to finish by downloading our My Holiday App. Use our features to order your currency, check-in online, book your excursions in the resort, add extra baggage and more. Log in using your MyAccount details to explore and access information 24-hours a day.

Pacifae Golden Village

7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • 800m from Katelios beach
  • Family-run hotel
  • Traditional home-made Greek food

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 434 reviews

What is included ?

Minimum 15kg Airline Luggage Allowance
Your holiday cost includes one hold bag (per person). As a guide this provides a weight allowance of 15kgs. Your actual luggage allowance will be shown on the next page. You might be able to purchase additional luggage allowance by contacting the Airline direct.
ATOL Protection
This flight inclusive package is financially protected under ATOL 1179 held by Thomas Cook Tour Operations Limited.
Shuttle Return Transfers
Your transfer will be provided by one of our partners. Information on how you will be met at the airport will be included in your travel documents.
24hr Hotel Satisfaction Promise
If on arrival something in your hotel doesn’t live up to our description, we’ll take care of it within 24-hours. In the unlikely event that we can’t fix it for you, we’ll send you a voucher for 25% of what you paid for your holiday, or we’ll fly you home and refund the cost of your holiday.
Resort Service
We’re available for you to connect with us 24/7, you can reach us on holiday through our 24hr helpline, SMS, WhatsApp, Email and live chat. We also have a team in resort and if you need to see a rep while you’re on holiday, we’ll do our best to arrange this for you.
Enhanced Quality Monitoring
Our Quality Managers work together with the hotels to make sure that our high standards are constantly met. We work closely to make sure that the quality, service and hospitality live up to your expectations.

Eryphilli

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Set in the peaceful countryside
  • Quiet location
  • Superb accommodation

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 257 reviews

What is included ?

15kg Standard Luggage Allowance
Your holiday cost includes one hold bag (per person) with a weight allowance of 15kgs. You can add extra luggage allowance on our Flight Extras page before you confirm your booking.
ATOL Protection
This flight inclusive package is financially protected under ATOL 1179 held by Thomas Cook Tour Operations Limited.
Return Transfers
At the airport when you arrive, you’ll be met by our Resort team and taken to your Hotel. Not all our coaches have a rep on board but our drivers know which hotels to stop at.
24hr Hotel Satisfaction Promise
If on arrival something in your hotel doesn’t live up to our description, we’ll take care of it within 24-hours. In the unlikely event that we can’t fix it for you, we’ll send you a voucher for 25% of what you paid for your holiday, or we’ll fly you home and refund the cost of your holiday.
Resort Service
We’re available for you to connect with us 24/7, you can reach us on holiday through our 24hr helpline, SMS, WhatsApp, Email and live chat. We also have a team in resort and if you need to see a rep while you’re on holiday, we’ll do our best to arrange this for you.
Enhanced Quality Monitoring
Our Quality Managers work together with the hotels to make sure that our high standards are constantly met. We work closely to make sure that the quality, service and hospitality live up to your expectations.
Manage through Holiday App
Manage your holiday from start to finish by downloading our My Holiday App. Use our features to order your currency, check-in online, book your excursions in the resort, add extra baggage and more. Log in using your MyAccount details to explore and access information 24-hours a day.

Tranquil beaches, crystal-clear waters and Mediterranean sunshine are all part of Katelios’ appeal. You can make the most of Kefalonia’s stunning natural landscape from here, by trekking through the eucalyptus and verdant pine trees. Keen hikers won’t be able to resist heading uphill to enjoy panoramic views across the coast. If water sports are more your thing, it’s well worth taking a water taxi over to the lively village of Skala, where you can try everything from scuba diving to windsurfing. When the sun goes down, you’ll be more than ready for mouth-watering fresh seafood at a local taverna. Oh, and a glass of Robola wine, too.

There are a couple of beaches to choose from in Katelios Kefalonia. The main beach (Agia Varvara) is a curve of soft sand and shingle, lined by fragrant eucalyptus trees. It’s a great place to lounge around in the sunshine, with umbrellas to rent if you need some shade. You’ll find a cluster of beachfront cafés nearby when it’s time for lunch. Agia Barbara is the village’s second beach; it’s a short stroll away past the river. Head a little further (just over a mile) and you’ll reach Kaminia, otherwise known as Turtle Beach, where rare loggerhead turtles come to nest. Grab a snorkel from a local water sports centre and you’ll be able to spot them underwater.

Kefalonia is one of the most beautiful of the Ionian Islands, as one of the main attractions it’s still unspoilt with lots of natural beauty. It’s set in a largely rural region, with a wealth of hilly trails and rugged scenery that are just made for exploring. Hikers will adore the nature walks on the outskirts of the village, and you’ll discover lots of hideaways hidden in the hills. When you’ve worked up an appetite, you can head back to the village and refuel in a local taverna. If traditional Greek food is your bag, you’ll find lots of lovely options on the waterfront, and the fresh seafood is a real highlight. After your meal, sit back and relax with a glass of dry, white Robola. Indulge in a piece of pastel to finish (that’s a local dessert made with sesame seeds and Kefalonian honey).

It’s only a short water taxi ride away from Skala, which is home to one of Kefalonia’s finest Blue Flag beaches. Skala Beach is the go-to place around here for thrilling water sports; the local centres offer everything from water-skiing, parasailing, windsurfing and doughnut rides. If culture is your bag, you might want to take a trip to Argostoli, the island capital. It’s less than 30 miles away, and twice-daily buses will take you there. Head to the palm-lined promenade for dramatic views of the 19th century Drapanos Bridge, before heading to the archaeological museum and old theatre.

RESORTS IN KATELIOS


HOLIDAYS IN KATELIOS


Katelios is best for…

Couples: If you want a quiet retreat with a loved one, Katelios holidays will surely appeal; you’ll love the stunning scenery, charming waterfront and laid-back nightlife. 

Foodies: Discover an array of local restaurants serving up fresh, flavoursome Greek food; tuck into freshly-caught fish or local lamb marinated in rosemary and olive oil.

Outdoor enthusiasts: Try snorkelling in the sea and hiking in the lush green landscape of Katelios, Kefalionia. 


Fast facts

Language: The language spoken here is Greek.

Currency: The currency used in Katelios is the Euro (€).

Local time: Katelios is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Kefalonia International Airport. The transfer time to Katelios is 1.5 hours.

Flight time from UK: The flight time to Katelios is 3.5 hours.

Tourist information: Find more tourist information at www.visitgreece.gr ahead of your Katelios holidays. 

Visa & health: Before you travel to Katelios Kefalonia, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece for visa and health recommendations.


Weather and climate

Temperature: 12 to 27 (°C) 

If you like it hot, you’ll love a holiday here in summer. Glorious highs of 30 (°C) are common, which is ideal beach weather. You can always cool off by taking a dip in the sea. If you’re more of an explorer, book your Katelios holidays for spring or autumn. It’s cooler and the village is much quieter. As for winter, it’s the wettest time of year, but you can still expect plenty of sunshine. Temperatures rarely drop below 12 (°C) throughout the season, so pick an off-peak season if you really want some peace and quiet.


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Getting around

By car: Pick up a hire car at the airport and explore Kefalonia in your own time. It’s the best way to get around the island, and it’ll give you easy access to the beaches, too. Kefalonia is small and simple to navigate from Katelios, and you’ll enjoy beautiful coastal views from the comfort of your car. 

By water taxi: This is a fun and speedy way of reaching nearby resorts from Katelios, so how about a trip to Skala or Poros. 

By taxi: They’re readily available in Kefalonia, and can be a good option for short journeys and airport transfers. But it’s always best to call in advance.


Events

Wine festival: In August, the village of Fragata hosts the annual Robola Wine Festival. It’s a chance for locals and visitors to celebrate the fruits of the island, and you can enjoy three delicious days of free wine tasting and food, with a side of music.

Carnival: It’s a brilliant place to celebrate Carnival, which is traditionally held on the last day before Lent. You’ll find colourful parades and floats across the island, plus lots of activities for kids.


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