Katelios travel guide

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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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. 

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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.

Holiday destinations related to Katelios:

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  • Skala
  • Lassi
  • 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.