Holidays to Katelios are the real Greek deal, with traditional tavernas, unspoiled beaches and plenty of action a stone's throw away.

Tradition meets tourism

Dodge the crowds and get a feel for real Greek living in this peaceful gem on the south coast of Kefalonia, one the Ionian Islands. Katelios has all the tranquil charm you'd expect from a sleepy fishing village, but it's also within easy reach of bigger towns – fun-loving Skala's only 10 minutes down the road by car.

A to Beach

Getting around's as easy as can be. Hopping on a bus to island-capital Argostoli is a doddle, as there's a service that runs twice daily, introducing you to archaeological sights, souvenir shops, a palm-lined promenade and a bustling main square. Closer to home is untouched Mounda Beach, just a 15-minute drive away. And, teeny, sandy Agia Barbara Beach is even nearer at a few minutes' walk.

Postcard perfection

Katelios is well-staged for snap-happy moments, with its own stretch of sand and pebbles looking out to a panoramic ocean view. It's got a cute little harbour full of bobbing fishing boats, and seafront tavernas are prime territory for soaking up the scene with an aperitif in hand.

AM to PM

It's easy to spend the whole day over at Skala, with watersports to suit every aqua fan – think windsurfing and scuba diving, plus easy-does-it pedalos. After hours, grab dinner at one of the many restaurants or hit the bars for a little ouzo with the locals.

At a Glance

  • Nab a sunlounger on a pristine beach
  • Savour Kefalonian wine at a seaside bar
  • Explore nearby towns by foot, taxi or hired scooter