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Villa Orchidea, Katelios, Kefalonia, Greece
VILLA ORCHIDEA, KATELIOS, KEFALONIA
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Villa Orchidea

Katelios, Kefalonia

Villa Summary

The large infinity swimming pool and stunning panoramic views over the south coast of the island make Villa Orchidea a great addition to our Very Villa Plus programme. The same superb scenery can be enjoyed from the living area and all 4 en suite bedrooms. Plus, Katelios Beach is only a mile away and a choice of shops and restaurants can also be found nearby. Pool heating, air conditioning/heating in the bedrooms and lounge and WiFi are included.

Arrival & Departure Day :
Villa check in time from 16:00 Information
Villa check out time 10:00 Information

Villa Features

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 2 to 9
  • Beach 1 mile
  • Heated Pool
    33 x 20 ft Information
  • Free Air Con
  • Wifi
  • Car Essential Information
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Villa Description
Swimming pool, BBQ area and outside space

Outside, Villa Orchidea has a fantastic private swimming pool which is infinity style so as not to obscure the superb hillside and sea views. The large terrace provides plenty of space to bask in the sun and there is also a comfy seating area with wicker seats, ideal for relaxing with a cool drink and soaking up the scenery. The exterior dining area is shaded from the sun and is complimented by a brick BBQ to one side of the house.
The patio area is enclosed with wrought iron railings and bordered with trees for a good deal of privacy.


Entrance

The villa shares a private driveway with sister villa, Thymari, and parking is directly below the house. Steps lead up from the parking area to the side of the villa where you will find the main entrance.


Living space

This villa has a spacious open plan living area with large windows along one wall framing the fantastic views, and patio doors onto the pool terrace. There are comfy sofas around the flat screen TV, an ornamental fireplace, a dining table and chairs and a fully equipped kitchen with all mod cons to make dining easy.


Bedrooms and bathrooms

On the ground floor are 2 twin bedrooms, each with an en suite shower room. The twin bedroom at the front of the villa has patio doors onto the pool terrace.
An impressive marble staircase from the living area leads to the double bedroom on the first floor.
One double bedroom has an en suite bathroom and patio doors opening onto a small balcony with stunning views of the surrounding countryside and across to the turtle beach. The second double bedroom has a small dressing area with fitted wardrobes and an en suite shower room with a double walk in shower and marble vanity units with twin basins. Patio doors open onto a larger balcony with panoramic views of the whole area. All the doors and windows are fitted with sliding fly screens.




This villa is registered and licenced by EOT Greek licensing association. This number is: 0830K10000823801.
Key Notes
  • Villa Plus In-Resort Service  
  • Mid Week Towel Change & Light Clean  
  • Bed Linen  
  • Bathroom Towels  
  • Iron & Ironing Board  
  • Villa check in time from 16:00   Information
  • Villa check out time 10:00   Information

Very Villa Plus facilities

  • 32-42 inch flat screen TV  
  • Starter pack  
  • Bluetooth speaker / iPod dock  
  • Selection of great DVDs  
  • Branded pool towels  

Villa facilities

  • 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom  
  • 1 double bedroom with en suite shower room  
  • 2 twin bedrooms with en suite shower rooms  

Indoor amenities

  • FREE WiFi  
  • FREE Air conditioning/heating in 4 bedrooms and lounge   Information
  • Satellite TV   Information
  • Safe  
  • CD Player  
  • DVD Player plus films  
  • Washing machine  
  • Dishwasher  
  • Microwave  
  • Hairdryers  
  • Childgate(s)  
  • Laptop Safe  

Outdoor amenities

  • Alarm And Nightlight  
  • Brick BBQ  
  • FREE Pool heating  
  • Pool/Billiard Table  
  • Table Tennis  
  • Pool Size: 33 x 20 ft  
  • Pool Depth: Min. 2½ft, Max. 6½ft  
Villa Location
Located on the hillside above the tranquil resort of Katelios, Villa Orchidea has fabulous views over the Southern coast of the island and sea. The resort of Katelios is famous for its fresh fish tavernas and its picturesque beach, all within a short drive from your holiday villa. For anyone wanting to see more of what this beautiful Greek island has to offer, the resort of Skala and capital, Argostoli, can easily be reached by car.

Location features

Local markets and shopping

Originally a quiet fishing village, Katelios is slowly developing and has a choice of small mini markets and shops where you can pick up fresh produce to cook up on your own BBQ. A larger supermarket is within a short drive.


Bars and restaurants

The resort has a small selection of excellent tavernas. For a larger selection, venture into Skala which has a great choice of places to eat lining the beach. The area has a large selection of bars, tavernas and restaurants as well as several large mini markets and an ATM.


Beaches

The beautiful beach at Katelios is within a few minutes' drive. The area is also home to the environmental centre where a group of volunteers aim to protect the turtle nesting ground in nearby Mounda Bay. The larger, more developed resort of Skala, with its long sand and shingle beach, is about 4 miles along the coast.


Places of interest

Argostoli, the capital of Kefalonia, is 20 miles to the West of Katelios and is well worth a visit, not only for the choice of facilities here but also for the beautiful scenery. Other attractions in the area include Agios Giorgios Castle, around 30 minutes' drive North towards Peratata, Agios Gerasimos Monastery around 40 minutes away by car, and the Melissani and Drogarati Caves, an hour North in Karavomilos.


Other activities

Motor boat hire is available from the small marina at Katelios. Or a choice of watersports can be found on the beach at Skala.


Remember…

Every villa comes with its own manual, complete with details of the best restaurants, taxis, local amenities and activities. And of course, our reps are on hand to make sure you love your holiday more. If you need any advice or tips on the local area, they will be more than happy to help.




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GPS coordinates

Latitude: 38.067428

Longitude: 20.742262

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Activities and things to do
Activity
Loggerhead Turtle Sanctuary
There is a protected nesting site at Kefalonia called Kaminia beach. The sea Turtle Protection Society work hard and long to protect the fascinating creatures when they come in to nest on the beach. The females heave and tug themselves across the beach to find a nesting site digging holes and laying small round eggs. An average nest would have 120 eggs and once they are safely covered with warm sand the female returns to the water. Some females will lay as many as four times during the nesting season and the eggs take about two months to hatch. The baby turtles dig their way out at night and head instinctively for the sea. This natural pattern can be disrupted by noise and lights. Sometimes the body clock in the baby turtles goes away and they pop out during the day. If you see a turtle its best not to touch it as its essential to their survival that they make their own way to the sea. The Marine Turtle Project was set up some years ago to observe and record the nesting female turtles on the beaches near to the villages of Skala and Ratzakli on the south-eastern tip of the island. This project has continued to this day and incorporated a conservation programme to promote the protection of the beaches where these creatures lay their eggs. Just outside Katelios you will find a little old schoolhouse which has been transformed and is now the base for The Katelios Group for the Research and Protection of Marine and Terrestrial Life. The group was founded in 1994 and consists mainly of local people with an interest in the long term future of Kefalonia
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Boat Hire and Watersports
Hiring a boat is a fantastic way of exploring Kefalonia's coastlines. A licence is not required, nor do you need previous experience as novices will receive introductory instruction in boat handling before being let loose.

Watersports, yacht charter (skippered or bareboat), scuba diving and riding are also available.

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Agios Giorgios Castle
The medieval castle of Agios Georgios is situated near the village of Peratata, on a 320m hill. The castle was built in the 13th century to fortify the island's old capital which was housed here until 1757 AD. The castle owes its name to the large church of Agios Georgios, which is situated in the region.

The castle, along with the island, fell in succession into the hands of the Byzantines, the Franks, the Turks and the Venetians. On 24 December 1500, after a persistent battle with the Venetians, the Spanish and the people of Kefalonia, the castle was liberated from the Turks.

The severe damage to the buildings led to a restoration supervised by the mechanic Tsimaras, which lasted for four years. Until the earthquake in 1636, the castle thrived and housed storage rooms, a hospital, barracks, private residencies and a prison in which the more liberal people of Kefalonia were kept, whom the current conquerors considered dangerous.

The Castle's entire surface area is 16,000 square metres, and the walls are 600 m. long and 1,015 m. high. The three ramparts face Argostoli, the East and Peratata, respectively and includes loopholes, observatories and cannon positions. Inside the Castle, its possible to gaze at the tower called "Old Fortress" as well as part of the walls and underground arche. There is, in addition the throne of the Venetian Lord and a catholic church, where the nobles of Kefalonia were buried.
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Glass Bottom Boat
Based in the Southern resort of Skala, "Nautilus" is a specially constructed boat of high standards. Due to these high standards there is little movement in the boat, which is absolutely necessary because of the glass bottom. The possibility to watch the seabed, to view the rocky coast or to cruise the Ionian Sea waters at a speed of up to 30 knots, feeling the breeze and the sea very close will ensure a pleasant cruise.
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Horse Riding
The nearest riding schools are located near Sami and Lixouri where you can learn to ride, improve your skills or simply enjoy yourself. There are mountain trails and beach riding to swimming with the horses.

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Villa Orchidea Customer Reviews

Joy Baker, 19-May-2015

Amazing holiday from booking to returning home. One happy family. Will be using Villa Plus in the future. Excellent

Customer Rating

5/5

Cheryl Haynes, 25-Jun-2013

A large comfortable family villa with amazing views from every angle. This is our second visit to Villa Orchidea and definitely wont be our last!

Customer Rating

5/5

Jean Edney, 18-Sep-2012

The whole holiday was 10/10 could not ask for any more than that.

Customer Rating

5/5

Sarah Schofield, 07-Aug-2012

An extremely well appointed and comfortable villa, with spectacular views. An ideal base from which to explore this breathtaking island.

Customer Rating

5/5

Geoffrey Hall, 09-Aug-2011

Good location, great views, well appointed.

Customer Rating

4/5

Note : Whilst some of the original grammar and spelling in these reviews may have been corrected, its nature has not changed.

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