If you’re looking for unspoilt scenery, then you should visit the southern tip of Kefalonia. Holidays to Skala are ideal for relaxing, indulging in fantastic food and exploring. This former fishing village has transformed into a contemporary seaside town, brimming with bustling tavernas and restaurants leading up to a 3km stretch of golden sand. Skala also makes a great base for exploring Kefalonia, with a wealth of sights to see nearby; you won’t want to miss the Temple of Apollo and the Drogarati Cave. The rolling countryside is ready and waiting to be explored.
Things to do
If you want to top up your tan, then summer holidays to Skala Kefalonia are in order. Make the most of Kefalonia’s gorgeous Mediterranean climate over on Skala Beach; it’s a long sweep of soft sand with a superb water sports centre. You could also take the short trip over to Sami to experience Antisamos Beach’s famous good looks, if you want a change of scenery. While you’re there, try a tour of the breath-taking Drogarati Cave? This ancient natural formation is one of Kefalonia’s most impressive attractions. After your daytrip, you’ll be ready for a bite to eat; the waterfront is the place to go to tuck into the catch of the day.
Skala has a traditional seaside location that has a mixture of sand and shingle beach. It offers a spot of relaxation with views of glimmering, crystal clear waters that stretch over the horizon. Inland views are also pleasing as the cove is surrounded by thick green agriculture. If you want a break from lounging and need a splash of excitement, then there is a good selection of water sports to try, from jet skis to parasailing.
History and culture
Skala was once a small, working, fishing village that has grown to accommodate the growth of tourism in the area. Today you can walk along the sand-shingle beach into the village for fresh seafood and beautiful buildings. The resort is located around historic and natural marvels which makes staying here all the more magical. Walk around Skala Old Town to gain an insight into the fascinating fishing ethos that still shapes the locals’ way of life.
There’s a good choice of restaurants and tavernas here, making it a perfect destination for those laid-back holidays. Captain’s Bar is a popular haunt for visitors and locals alike, because of its lively atmosphere and delicious cocktails. Or sit outside and shade under the straw roof of Akri’s Seaside Bar, where you can order fruity drinks and look over at the tranquil sea setting. Although a lot of bars stay open until the early hours and play music to get you dancing, there are only a few options when it comes to nightclubs.