Skala Old Town and Ruins

Skala Old Town is based further up the hillside with specular views overlooking the Ionian coast and the nearby island of Zante. Travelling here is easy as there’s a regular bus service that runs throughout the day. To get a real feel of the history of Skala, take a walk around the old streets to see historical churches and buildings.

Whilst in the Old Town, you must check out The Roman Villa and Mosaics. The ancient archaeology is one of the only sites to have survived the islands devastating earthquake. Marvel at well-preserved artefacts and huge beautiful mosaics that once lined the floors of staterooms. The area is free to enter but we recommend a guided tour, which may come at an extra cost.

Once finished with your tour, head to Fountain Square that is a popular place for locals and visitors alike. This is partially because of its natural pine aroma, upbeat vibe and beautiful sights of the fountains water glistening against the lights that illuminates it at night.