Staying with us

What to expect from…


…the island of Kefalonia

There’s a reason visitors return to this tranquil island year on year and we invite you to come and find out why. From the romantic charm of Assos village and the stylish yachting culture of Fiskardo, to the achingly beautiful views over lush green landscapes, the hundreds of tiny, undisturbed coves, the celebrated annual hatching of the caretta caretta turtles, and the crystal clarity of the Ionian sea on your doorstep, we defy anyone to visit and not have a piece of their heart captured.  

Despite being propelled to fame after the film production of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, which was shot on location here in 2000, Kefalonia remains uncompromised and unspoiled. It’s the best location we can think of to help people discover the calm within themselves.


…your accommodation


Apartments | Flexibility to fit your style

Located in the pretty fishing village of Katelios, the standard accommodation for all our retreats is in modern, peaceful apartments. The apartments can accommodate up to 12 people, depending on your requirements. The apartments are a great option if you want to feel like you’re in your own place, and to self-cater some of your meals, taking advantage of the local Greek produce.


Hotels | Catering for all your needs

Whether you’re looking for that extra luxury or something more rustic, we have perfect hotels to accommodate you. Also based in Katelios, each of our hotel options boasts a private pool, a convenient beachside location, and of course easy access to the nearby bars and restaurants for when you want to venture out. Please note hotel accommodation will incur an extra cost – available on request.


Villas | Luxury accommodation

Our fabulous villas, each with 2-4 bedrooms, offer you a homely environment for your family or group to enjoy your holiday together. We can offer you a range of villa options, some with private pool. As with our apartment accommodation, this option gives you the chance to cook together or of course take advantage of the fantastic restaurant food available locally in Katelios.


…group meals

One of our favourite ways to socialise is over food, and where better than in Greece? As a wellbeing retreat company we think food should be enjoyed in balance with the rest of your life, and ideally with friends and family. Whichever retreat you book, your daily breakfast and dinner will be provided locally. This provides an opportunity to share stories from your day and allows us to put something back into the local community, part of what makes Kefalonia such a special place.


If you’d like to find out more, or you’re ready to book your retreat, e-mail us on info@thebigcalm.com or call us on +44 775 986 2191.