Villa Pavlena is situated 18 miles from Argostoli airport and can be reached by a 35-minute journey in either a hire car or Taxi. There is also a regular local bus that stops 500 meters from the property. The bus can take you to the capital Argostoli in 40 mins where the Turtles live in the bay. It also goes to Skala, the next resort along in 10 mins and even goes to nearby ports Poros and Sami. Timetables are published each month and placed at the bus stops and online.
However, the Villa is on the doorstep of the laid-back fishing village of Katelios, which has lovely tavernas dishing up everything from delicious fresh seafood to traditional Greek cuisines such as Gyros and various meat on the spit. The infamous Kefalonia meat pie can be sampled at most places. Katelios has everything you need for a self-catering holiday. There are 3 very well stocked supermarkets, gift shops, car rental, boat hire, day trips, cocktail bars and traditional bars all on the beautiful seafront. There are a number of fabulous restaurants on the walk down to the village center too
If you choose to hire a car the roads are quiet and they boast amazing scenery on both the coastal and inland roads. The journey in itself will be an experience, not to mention the many beautiful places to visit that are a short drive away.
For those wanting to stay a little closer to home if you take a right out of the villa and walk down the main route to the village, there are the incredible shallow watered beaches in Katelios town. If you venture the other way out of the villa you are a very short distance from the majestic waves of Kamina and Mounda beach. All of which look out to the beautiful Island of Zante, to add to the backdrop of the Kefalonia mountains.
There are walks along the coastline into the rocks and mountain treks for the more adventurous.
Skala can be reached by a 10 min sea taxi if you fancy a change. There are numerous tours that can be booked in the town of Katelios that will take you to neighbouring islands, our favourite being the sunset trip to the gorgeous Island of Ithica, not to mention to Zante which is clearly seen from the villa and the beaches and various other resorts on the island, including trips into the mountains. If you want to head north, the boat trip to Fiskardo is fabulous. Also on our doorstep, if you want something different is our favourite the Fishing Trip from Katelios is not to be missed! A truly unique experience where you will feast on local produce, swim in the turquoise waters off the southern coast and a few other surprises!