Kato Katelios (Kefalonia)

A turtle (in case you didn't know)!

A turtle (in case you didn’t know)!

The long beach at Kato Katelios has long attracted the loggerhead turtles but in recent times it’s been discovered by holidaymakers and yacht charters too. Once there were just a few fishermens shacks with the main agricultural settlement, Ano Katelios a short walk inland.

In recent times holiday accommodation has appeared at Kato Katelios. However the beach is long and development thus far is fairly limited, so it still pleasantly un-commercialised. Unusually for the area, most of the beach is sand, becoming stony at the east end.

There are a few restaurants and bars at the west end and the village is popular with seafood connoisseurs. For provisioning take a walk in to Ano Katelios though for more choice and amenities such as banks and ATM’s you’ll need to hop on the bus to Skala.

Whilst in Ano Katelios, I recommend visit to the environmental centre there. The small museum and information is focussed on the loggerhead turtles and how you can help with their survival.

Kato Katelios is ideal for those who want to get away from the crowds on their bareboat charter but I recommend you visit soon. I have a feeling it may not be so tranquil for much longer.

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