Katelios Bay View
Tucked away above Katelios Valley, this attractive house boasts a marvellous location with eye catching views of the tiny harbour and the stretch of sandy beach that hugs the coastline. The blueness of the Ionian Sea dazzles and in the distance Mounda Beach can also be seen.
Katelios is one of the most delightful villages in Kefalonia. The fresh seafood dishes served in the beachside tavernas (1km) are renowned as being amongst the best on the island and it is all too easy for a leisurely lunch to last long into the afternoon. The gently sloping sandy beach (1km) is unspoilt and lapped by clear shallow water that is great for snorkelling and especially popular with young families while the easy layout of the harbour front is perfect for an evening promenade.
Katelios Bay View is the essence of Greece; its stone clad exterior blending in with the surrounding countryside, and the infinity pool enjoying a fresh blue tint that looks totally natural within its environment. Inside, the charm of this country cottage is immediately apparent. High, wood beamed ceilings and exposed stone and brickwork combine with a splash of neutral colouring to exude a style that is traditional and at the same time light and fresh.
The main living area merges with the kitchen and dining area to create a calming ambience and the interior as a whole is kept pleasantly cool by the thick stone walls. The twin bedroom with en suite shower room and balcony is elegant and comfortable while upstairs, the double bedroom also has an en suite shower room and numerous equally pretty touches.
With such an idyllic setting to enjoy, outdoor living is a real highlight and whether swimming, relaxing or dining on the poolside terrace you will want to linger long! Memorable holiday moments (and photographs) are guaranteed here.
Buzzing with activity and a contrasting alternative to sleepy Katelios, Skala (7km) is home to a large sandy beach, many traditional and international restaurants plus a large selection of amenities. With vines dating back to the early 18th Century nearby Mavrata is the site of the Metaxas winery where the seventh generation of the family produces a crisp white Robola that is fêted nationwide. Walkers and historians will enjoy the various trails that criss-cross the hills leading past Mycenaean tombs, Roman mosaics and a series of eighteen ancient water mills close to the picturesque village of Ano Katelios in the upper part of the valley.