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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.
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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 several beaches near to Katelios. Its closest has crystal clear waters and is a mix of sand and shingle. If you want something a little sandier, then Mounda Beach is not far away and has a long stretch of soft white sand. Mounda Beach is also protected, as it’s a popular loggerhead turtle nesting area. If you’re lucky enough, you could witness the newborn turtles’ first steps and watch their natural instincts take over as they flee for the water.
History and culture
The charming resort was originally a busy fishing village and although a couple of boats still work from here today, the development of tourism in the area has seen the village grow in size. From the coast you can see the island of Zante, whilst views inland are nestled with thick, green agriculture. Katelios has a relaxed atmosphere, with great maritime traditions set into their way of life.
Food and drink
As well as its serene setting, Katelios is a place where fish are caught daily and the local cuisine is not only fresh, but also delicious. There are some amazing restaurants and bars in the area, all with a chilled, feel-good atmosphere. Dine at the contemporary Rosebud Bistro for fabulous food and spotless surroundings.
Nemesis is popular for its fruity cocktails, exceptionally friendly service and beautiful beachside location and it’s among the many bars that are open till late throughout high season.
The Cozy Bar & Restaurant is excellent value for both food and drink. Its unique décor and lively music adds to the welcoming smile you receive on entry by staff and leave with at the end of a well-cooked meal.
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With its pretty port, sandy beach and dramatic scenery, Sami is a jewel on Kefalonia’s eastern coast. This charming seaside ¬village is against a stunning backdrop of rolling hills clad with fragrant pine trees, and there’s something for every kind of holidaymaker here.
If you want to simply chill out, you can sit back and relax on the sandy beach, while thrill-seekers take to the sea for a water sports adventure.
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Beautiful beaches are a big draw for visitors on holidays to Sami. Stunning white pebbles and turquoise waters are just waiting for you over at Antisamos Beach, which is considered as one of the most beautiful spots in Kefalonia; it’s the perfect place to sunbathe, swim and snorkel.
But Sami holidays aren’t just about sun, sea and sand; there’s so much more to them than that! When you’re feeling up for a spot of adventure, you can head off on a trek through the hills on horseback, and admire views along the way.
Or, you could pay a visit to of some of the famous sites. Take a trip to the acropolis, one of the most important fortified cities in Bronze Age Greece, and the 150-million-year-old Drogarati Cave.
Sami boasts some amazing views and stunning scenery all around the resort. You’ll be spoilt for choice with all the different things to do in order to make the most of it all. There’s a wide range of horse riding trips available where you can experience the surrounding area for yourself, including one that will guide you to the top of the highest peak for some incredible views.
Take in the history
Sami has a rich history and you can see evidence of its past all around you. A great Bronze Age city can be found on the cliff and looks over the clear blue sea. During the month of August, the Monastery of Argillon hosts a belly bursting feast followed by some rustic dancing and music to help wash the meal down.
For those wanting to explore further afield, you can take a trip to the small island of Ithaca that played a big part in Greek mythology. During your trip you can find many different restaurants and shops to visit, making for the perfect day out.
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Popular with couples and families looking for a peaceful island break, Lassi is a scenic holiday spot in Kefalonia. The beaches are this town’s biggest draw card, but guests who aren’t soaking up the rays can look forward to impressive historic and natural attractions in the neighbouring towns. Good transport links and a short drive to the airport makes holidays in Lassi a good choice for those planning to explore the Ionian Islands.
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With its stunning blue skies, pine forest landscape and warm Mediterranean climate, Lassi has all the right conditions for a relaxing holiday. Travellers who aren’t lounging on the famous Makris Gialos Beach can enjoy several remarkable attractions, including a historic cave and the ruins of an ancient fortress. Arrive in the summer for a range of cultural festivals and celebrations.
It all starts at the beach in Lassi, and there’s some lovely ones that you can choose from. Kefalonia’s scenery is so incredible that the island was used as the setting for a Hollywood blockbuster, and it’s easy to see why. Spend the day basking in the golden sunshine at Makris Gialos or Platis Gialos Beach, or head to nearby Myrtos Beach, which was featured in the film Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.
After you’ve recharged your batteries at the beach, it’s time to set sail on an adventure. Explore more of Kefalonia’s fabulous coastline, or journey across to other islands in the sparkling Ionian Sea. The warm, crystal clear waters are perfect for snorkelling and diving trips, although you may prefer to go kayaking and caving. For a real thrill, take a jeep safari through the island’s lush countryside and soaring mountains.
Lassi is ideal for all manner of holidays, whether you’re going away with your friends, family or partner. Make sandcastles with your little ones all day, go for drinks with your mates in the evening, or take a few loved-up photos while you watch a romantic sunset at the beach. Explore capital Argostoli, other parts of picturesque Kefalonia, or stick to Lassi itself as you make the most of this wonderful destination.
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We also have travel guides available for destinations, including Athens | Corfu | Crete | Halkidiki | Kalamata | Katelios | Kos | Lefkas | Lesbos | Mykonos | Olympius Riviera | Parga | Rhodes | Sami | Santorini | Skala | Skiathos | Skopelos | Thassos | Zante