Tourism has transformed Skala from an old Greek farming village into a lively, bustling resort. Situated on the Ionian island of Kefalonia, Skala is one of the most popular Greek holiday destinations and attracts visitors from all over Europe, particularly Britain and Ireland. Holidays in Skala tend to be fairly quiet and attract families and couples rather than large groups.
Package holidays in Skala have been popular for many years and the available accommodation has improved dramatically since the early days of the resort. Although there are still some very affordable, (but very basic) properties in the town, these are now largely outnumbered by large, modern hotels. Most properties have their own swimming pools for guests but the fantastic 2-mile beach here is not to be missed. With its crystal clear waters and a backdrop of lush, green pine trees, the beach is wonderfully picturesque. Umbrellas and loungers are available for hire and a variety of watersports are offered.
Those on package holiday deals in Skala will find that nightlife tends to be focussed on the many excellent restaurants and tavernas, several of which offer Greek nights and live music. There is a good selection of bars in the resort, but be aware that Skala isn’t known for being a party resort.
There are several Roman ruins in the area and the remains of a 3rd Century Roman villa stand just outside Skala. The site has some extremely well-preserved mosaics and is well worth a visit. There are also some popular coastal walks in the area with a 5-mile walk to the neighbouring town of Poros a popular excursion among active holidaymakers. Those wishing to travel further afield may like to visit Kefalonia’s main town of Argostoli. Buses depart from Skala twice a day throughout the summer.