LOCATION: approx. 300 m from the centre of the village of KATELIOS with restaurants, taverns and shops, approx. 7 km from the town Skala, approx. 32 km from the capital of the island, Agrostoli; approx. 35 km from the airport on Cephalonia; bus stop approx. 20 m from the hotel.
BEACH: Katelios, public, sandy, gently shelving beach, access via road, approx. 350 m from the hotel, umbrellas and sunbeds payable.
HOTEL: four-star, modern and elegant, built in 2010, 62 rooms, main building and 3-floor buildings, 2 elevators, spacious lobby, 24h reception, main restaurant - buffet meals, local and international cuisine, highchairs for children available, vegetarian dishes; pool bar, terrace with a view of the sea and swimming pool, garden; free wireless Internet, TV corner, car park; extra charges: hairdresser, laundry, room-service;credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard.
ROOM:standard: 2-person (1 extra bed available), approx. 32 m², elegant, modern, individually controlled air-conditioning, bathroom (bath or shower, wc; hairdryer), satellite TV, telephone, fridge; extra charges: safety deposit box (15 EUR/week); free cot for children up to 2 years old on order before arrival; balcony (table and chairs), sea-view at a charge.; junior suite: 2-person (1 extra bed available - double sofa), approx. 42 m²; standard room furnishing; junior suite room at a charge.
SPORT AND ENTERTAINMENT: 2 swimming pools, free-form, sweet water, approx. 280 m², depth 1.2-1.7 m and approx. 70 m², depth 1.1-1.6 m, paddling pool for children, sweet water, approx. 60 m², depth 0.6 m, sunbeds, umbrellas and towels available by the pools free of charge; tennis court with equipment rental; SPA centre - indoor swimming pool; extra charges: sauna, massages, face and body treatments, manicure, pedicure, solarium.
SOFT ALL INCLUSIVE: buffet breakfast (7.30-9.30), buffet lunch (13.00-15.00), buffet dinner (19.30-21.30) in the main restaurant; soft drinks and local alcoholic drinks: wine, beer in bar (10.00-21.30); wearing all inclusive bands is required.
CONTACT: 0030/2671081200, www.utopiahotel.gr
Times of serving meals and the functioning of certain hotel infrastructure elements may be subject to minor changes due to the season, weather conditions, Guests' requests or force majeure, which the hotel management will not have an influence on.
Pilot: tourists are looked after by a Polish resident, whose tasks include help upon arrival, departure and stay, as well as registration for local trips.
Flight duration: Poland-Cephalonia - approx. 2h 30 min.
Local time: GMT+2
Area: 781 km².
Language: Modern Greek, communication in English and German also possible.
Currency: Euro (EUR).
Voltage: 220 V.
Transport: bus connections: ticket cost – from 2 EUR. Taxi fare - approx. 3 EUR/km.
Beaches: public, free entry, beach service payable: sunbed + umbrella approx. 8 EUR/day.
Local trips: organised by local tourist agencies on terms specified by them. There is a possibility, that if there are too few participants, a trip may be cancelled.
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Beautiful landscapes, mountains, white cliffs, gorgeous beaches and an emerald sea - this is Cephalonia.There are charming towns here where you can spend a lovely evening in a tavern, and villages, where life there is not a rush, it is free of stress, the weather is terrific and hotels are climatic. A great proposition for big fat Greek holidays.
Cephalonia, the largest of the Ionian Islands, interests tourists more and more every year, who are looking for genuine Greek vibes, beautiful landscapes and beaches. The flagship of the island is Myrtos Beach, a magnificent beach in the north-west of the island. There is no tourist infrastructure here, and the beach was one of the places where scenes to the film "Captain Corelli" were filmed. The capital of Cephalonia is Argostoli, a charming city located on a bay, with Metaxa main square and a stone bridge joining the shores of the bay. Tourism began to develop on the island in eighties of last century, but there are still many beautiful places to discover here. In the south-eastern part of the island lies Skala, one of the farthest places south in Kefalonia, the seaside holiday town. There is a sandy-rocky beach here approx. 4 km long, surrounded by pines. The destination is developing dynamically, but despite this it retains its Greek character. Here are typical taverns and bars, in town you can buy lovely pottery, visit the remains of the Old City, the ruins of a Roman villa nearby. A little to the west of Skala, lies the fishing village Katelios. There is a sand and shingle beach here - Agia Barbara - about 200 m long, that gently descends into the sea, overlooking the island of Zakynthos. Eucalyptus trees, pines, walking routes, the peaceful surroundings cause tourists who wish to spend their holidays far from the hustle and bustle of resorts to gladly come here. Approximately 2 km from here is one of a few beaches on the island, where the famous Caretta Caretta turtles have their nests.
Island Tour - an excellent opportunity to see the biggest attractions of Cephalonia. Visiting Drogarati cave, a cruise around the wonderful underground Lake Melissani with a stunning, azure-sea-green colour of water. Further on the route: the town of Fiskardo and the 16th-century monastery Agios Gerasimos - a place of pilgrimage, where the mummified remains of St Gerasimos lie. Then in the programme tasting of local wines. Free time for lunch (at own expense) in the village of Agia Efimia. On the way back a stop at Myrtos Bay. Day trip Price - approx. 40 EUR (does not include entry ticket to the grottos: Melissani - 6 EUR and Drogarati - 4 EUR).
A cruise around three islands - relaxing trip that will let you get to know the charming corners of three islands. The cruise begins from the village of Agia Efimia. The programme includes exploring Papanikolis Cave on Meganisi Island, time for swimming by the private island of Scorpio, which is sheltered from the west from winds by Lefkada Island, and by Meganisi Island from the south. Then free time for lunch (at own expense) and shopping in the town of Nidri on Lefkada Island, which shores are washed over by the azure waters of the Ionian Sea. Day trip Price – approx. 55 EUR.
Itaka Island - an expedition to the sister island of Cephalonia, Itaka, the homeland of king Odysseus, which is located to the west of the coast of the Peloponnese. In the programme a walk around the island's capital Vathi - a visit to the archaeological museum, time for shopping and coffee. Stay in the village of Stavros - an opportunity to enjoy local sweets. Kioni is a charming village on the north-eastern edge of Ithaca. Day trip Price – approx. 50 EUR.
Beach Barbecue - cruise on a boat with a glass bottom, letting you enjoy the marine life. The cruise sails along the southern coast of Cephalonia and the small island of Verdiana. Stop on Xi or Minies beach. Time for relaxation and sunbathing. During the cruise the crew of the boat will prepare a delicious BBQ lunch. Day trip. Price – approx. 65 EUR.
Local excursions are organized by local travel agencies under the conditions fixed by them. It's possible to disorganize trips due to low number of applicants.