We stayed at Villa Katerina in September 2011 for two weeks.
It is an ideal place to stay if you are looking for a peaceful location with a fantastic beach 20 minutes' walk away.
The holiday apartments are set in an attractive garden with olive, fig and pomegranate trees, and vines. There are several outdoor showers. Our apartment had large rooms and an excellent terrace: large, shaded, and private. The self-catering facilities are what you would expect, i.e. fairly basic (two electric rings, a few pots and pans), but you don't really need any more than this, especially if you eat out at some of the good local tavernas.
We were particularly impressed by the warm welcome from Costas and his family, and the thoughtful touches we hadn't expected. The apartment was cleaned daily and had air conditioning (which we didn't need) as well. The whole place is very well thought out.
In the garden there is a small play area for children, with a few swings, a seesaw and some buckets and spades.
All in all the accommodation was excellent and very good value.
As for local amenities, we weren't that keen on the beach 2 minutes' walk away (very narrow strip of sand) but Gerakas beach is not far away and is truly beautiful. The local supermarket is well stocked but extortionately expensive by UK standards (e.g. 19.50 euros for suncream, 4.70 euros for a large tub of yoghurt, etc. etc.).
We particularly enjoyed a meal at the beachfront taverna: excellent grilled fish, and aubergines from their own veg patch (watch out for large portion sizes!)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The apartments are well equipped including free air conditioners and Wireless LAN • they located in a well maintained, spacious mature garden with olive trees and beautiful flowers • playground available for children • free comfortable sun beds in the garden invite the guests for relaxation in the shadow of old olive trees • apartments are located just 200m, away from the beach • very good infrastructure with tavernas, restaurants, a bar and a supermarket are within 5 minutes walking distance. Price range: From 25 euro ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Katerina Vasilikos, Zakynthos, Greece