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“Lovely place with thoughtful touches”
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Villa Katerina
Ranked #5 of 19 Hotels in Vasilikos
Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Lovely place with thoughtful touches”
Reviewed 23 September 2011

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!)

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Saint Petersburg, Russia
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Reviewed 20 July 2011

We returned from Villa Katerina one month ago and we had a superb holiday. We stopped at a small studio, which had everything necessary for comfortable living (air conditioning, mini kitchen, daily maid service). Very good value for this accomodation. Our studio was overlooking the olive grove and the sea, and every day we enjoyed the singing birds and beautiful views from the balcony. In the last morning I watched the sunrise - it's an unforgettable sight!
Villa Caterina is located in a picturesque, quiet location, close to several beautiful beaches. The most intimate and quiet - Porto Roma, the perfect beach for relaxation. I want to return to Vasilikos, because it is one of the most pacified places on earth:) Near the villa there are several nice restaurants, we walked every evening at various taverns and everywhere was wonderful cuisine and service.
We have not rented a car and traveled by public transport. The bus stop is near the apartments is very convenient. But the bus was late by 20 - 30 minutes. Trips along the island we bought in Argassi, in this village very much travel agencies.
The owner of the villa Costas and his wife are very friendly, take care of every detail for comfort. My husband and I are dreaming to come back. Thank you for the wonderful vacation!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 July 2009

Just back from Katerina apartments in Vasilikos.
A comfortable studio room with small kitchen.
Location was perfect for a quiet relaxing beach holiday.
Tavernas nearby, served good quality Greek food.
Beaches were clean and did not get busy before 10 am.
Water was clean and warm.
Hired bikes to get to Gerakis beach and turtle conservation area.
Water sports plentiful but expensive. Local supermarkets nearby fully stocked with all essentials.
Local bus service to Zante was not very reliable (1 hour late).
Pool nearby was well maintained and food / drinks were available.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 March 2004

Me, my husband and our 2 kids stayed at Villa Katerina for 2 weeks in July 2003 and had a wonderful time! The property has both smaller studios and larger apartments and the whole setting is just beautiful in the olivegrove next to the little cosy beach of Porto Roma. The owners, Costas and his wife Danai, are most helpful and sweet, really concerned with the wellbeing of all their guests. The accommodation is perfectly clean and there is all you need for a peaceful and relaxing stay. We especially appriciated the safe garden for the kids and the 3 minute walk along the little quiet road down to the beach. Up the road just few minutes walk there is a picturesque little tavern, a coffee shop and a well equipped minimarket. What more do you need? We will be back for sure!

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Additional Information about Villa Katerina

Property: Villa Katerina
Address: Porto Roma - Vasilikos | Zakynthos, Vasilikos 291 00, Greece
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Region: Greece > Ionian Islands > Zakynthos > Vasilikos
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Vasilikos
#1 Romantic Hotel in Vasilikos
#2 Family Hotel in Vasilikos
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Vasilikos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 15
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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Villa Katerina Vasilikos, Zakynthos, Greece

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