Katelios Beach

A Quiet But Popular Resort

Katelios is in the south east of the island and is situated between the villages of Hionata, Mavrata, Markopoulo and Ratzakli. On a clear day you can not only see Zakynthos, but also the mountains of the Peloponnesian on mainland Greece.

Upper Katelios, a picturesque village of natural beauty, occupies the upper right part of the valley below the village of Markopoulo, with a river passing through its centre. This river is unique in Kefalonia for the fact that it has natural water flowing throughout the whole year (both winter and summer time).

The village of Lower Katelios, a typical fishing village, has always had a great maritime tradition. It is a friendly and relaxing resort with a laid back approach to life. Many people choose to revisit Katelios and it has built up a loyal following over the years. It is a quiet but popular resort with families and couples of all ages. There are a small handful of tavernas along the waterfront with most of the holiday accommodation set back from the beach area into the valley behind. Once a fishing village, like so many other places on the island it now mainly thrives on tourism for the bulk of its income.

Katelios is also home to a group called 'The Katelios Group' this is a local NGO that seeks to research and protect the population of sea Loggerhead turtles (Caretta Caretta) and their habitats on the island of Kefalonia. The Katelios Group is also involved with other activities, such as teaching tourist children and local children the importance of the environment.