Last minute holidays to Skala
Why choose a last minute holiday to Skala?
Skala should be top of your list when it comes to spur-of-the-moment getaways. Not only is it one of Kefalonia’s most beautiful resorts, but its three kilometres of Blue Flag awarded sands and Roman ruins bring you the ultimate mix of nature and culture. And with mild to hot weather between March and November, it won’t be hard to find a last minute steal. So have your passports on standby and suitcases by the door because with our late deals you could be jet-setting to this Greek gem in a matter of weeks, if not days!
Eating and drinking in Skala
This once small fishing village is now packed with traditional tavernas and cosy cocktail spots leading up to its sun-soaked coastline. Restaurant Anemos is a firm favourite in the area for its seafood. Think mussels flavoured with ouzo (the national spirit of Greece), courgette croquettes served with a yoghurt sauce and for dessert, white chocolate sweet brioche fondant accompanied by a scoop of ice cream and red berries. Flamingo should also be on your radar when it comes to traditional fare, with glowing reviews for its lamb moussaka, a potato dish stuffed with aubergine and topped with a creamy bechamel sauce.
Happy hour anyone? Captain’s Bar has a reputation for its never-ending drinks menu. We’re talking fruity concoctions by the names of gin fizz, mai tai and bee’s knees. Pick up the pace at lively Karma – here you can sink an ice-cold Mythos beer while enjoying live entertainment. Or maybe a chilled coffee AKA a freddo cappuccino at Akri Seaside Bar is what you’re craving.
Top things to do
Don’t be fooled by Skala’s low profile, there are plenty of must-see sights to make any last minute jaunt exciting. From the Roman Villa of Skala with its 3rd century AD remains to ancient archaeology in its Old Town. Adventure-seekers will appreciate the natural phenomenon that is the Caves of Drogarati. Over 150 million years old (but discovered 300 years ago), head five metres below ground level to discover hundreds of stalactites and stalagmites.
When you want to venture further afield, you can hop on a boat and discover the nearby untouched coves. Captain Vangeli’s Special Cruises, in particular, will see you diving into the depths of the Med including snorkelling the notorious Blue Caves. And no trip is complete without a pitstop at Zante’s famous Shipwreck Beach.
Best beaches in and around Skala
Kaminia Beach decorates Skala’s coastline with its pristine sands and azure waters. It’s a haven for watersport fanatics with banana boats and jet skis daring you to ride its ripples. Not to mention it’s paddle-friendly, making it a great choice for families with smaller tots. You’ll also find an abundance of eateries backing this sun-soaked shore, whipping up everything from gyros wraps to pizza slices. And if you keep your eyes peeled between May and August, you may even spot a famous loggerhead turtle while you sunbathe!
Just outside the resort, you’ve got several remote sand spots leading to Poros, including Spithi - the perfect base for a secluded picnic or swim. If you’re willing to travel 30 minutes by car, Lourdas is well worth the drive. Nestled in a cove surrounded by lush vegetation and cascading waterfalls, it’s certainly one for your camera! But most importantly, there are plenty of tasty tavernas surrounding its powder-white grains, sunloungers by the boatload and a mini market for that all-important bucket and spade.