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Skala lies on the south east coast of Kefalonia, forty kilometres from the principle town Argostoli, and has a transfer time of ninety minutes. In 1953 an earthquake destroyed the village of Skala which stood inland on a hill behind the present resort. Originally a small fishing village, Skala has expanded to accommodate the ever increasing numbers of holidaymakers and some of the apartment complexes are lacking in charm. One of Skala’s main assets is its four kilometres of sand and shingle beaches lapped by clear blue waters of the Ionian Sea. Skala is the largest resort in the south of the island and has a wide range of restaurants, tavernas and shops. There are also many recreational activities both in and out of the water.
Fine beaches, warm seas, water sports, guaranteed sunshine, good food and wine, stunning scenery and friendly hospitable locals are surely enough reasons for booking a Skala holiday,
A Skala holiday appeals to a wide variety of ages and interests. With sand, sea and water sports, coastal and hill trails for walkers and interesting ancient ruins, Skala seems to have something for everyone.
The Skala holiday season lasts from April until October when the temperature ranges from twenty to thirty degrees. Summer is the most popular time to visit the island.
Kefalonia is a very popular island, partly because of its beauty and climate but also because of the hospitality generously offered by its islanders and Skala is no exception. Surrounded by fertile hills, Skala is a pleasant relaxed resort with a wide range of amenities for holidaymakers. Its sand and shingle beach stretches for four kilometres and the quality of the water is excellent. The beach drops quite steeply into the water which could make entering and leaving the water difficult for the less physically able. Water sports abound and there are boat trips to other parts of Kefalonia as well as to nearby islands.
Skala is not only a holiday resort but a functioning town with a permanent population, and as such enjoys an authentic Greek atmosphere. Its brightly coloured wooden houses have a charm of their own. There are bars, tavernas and restaurants providing for every taste and budget and the usual supply of tourist shops for holiday mementoes. Skala is as relaxed by night as it is by day with evenings spent strolling around the village and the waterfront enjoying local hospitality. There are livelier venues with music and dance and there is an open air club on the road to neighbouring Poros.
The ruins of a third century Roman villa in Skala show the foundations of six rooms, three of which have wonderfully preserved mosaic floors. On the road to Poros there are also ruins of a temple from the seventh century dedicated to Apollo, the God of Light.
A Skala holiday offers equal measures of sun, sea and sand in a charming village that oozes warm traditional hospitality.
Skala nightlife caters for a variety of tastes. Most evening entertainment is provided by the bars, tavernas and restaurants where food and drink can be enjoyed under the stars. There are a number of music bars for those who wish to dance until the early hours.
Skala has a number of shops providing holiday essentials as well as the usual gift and souvenirs. Popular purchases include rather tasteful ceramics, embroidered linens, leather goods, jewellery, soaps made from olive oil and not forgetting boiled sweets from Voskopoula.
Skala has tavernas, cafes, bars and restaurants providing a wide range of food to accommodate most tastes. Fish plays an important part in the island’s diet and small fried fish, shellfish and kalimari are firm favourites. Lamb and chicken are used most commonly in meat dishes.
Local wines, including the famous Robolla, are easy on the palate as well as the purse.
Eating in Kefalonia is meant to be an unhurried pleasure. Don’t mistake the relaxed attitude of waiters for tardy service.