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Weather and climate

Temperature: A summertime average of 26 (°C).

Best time to visit: June is a popular month for warm sunshine and quieter beaches.

You’ll enjoy a typical Mediterranean climate here, which means long, warm summers and mild winters. Summer kicks off around May, with the hottest weather arriving in July and August; book your Skala holidays for this time of year if you want to make the most of temperatures in the 30s (°C) and up to 12 hours of sunshine a day. It can stay in the mid-20s (°C) right through to October; this is the ideal time to visit if you’re doing some sightseeing. It’s well worth bringing a brolly too, as rain showers aren’t unheard of in autumn.

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Skala Kefalonia is best for…

Couples: Peaceful and beautiful, Skala is ideal for couples in search of pretty beaches, lush scenery and sociable nightlife.

Beach lovers: Skala’s glorious beach is one of the island’s finest, and the exquisite Antisamos Beach is an absolute must-visit.

Sightseers: You can expect a wealth of historic and natural sights, from the Temple of Apollo to the ancient Drogarati Cave.

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Fast facts

Language: The language spoken here is Greek.

Currency: The currency used here is the Euro (€).

Local time: Skala is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Kefalonia International Airport. It takes 2 hours to transfer to Skala. 

Flight time from UK: The flight time to Skala is 3.5 hours.

Tourist information: Find out more ahead of your Skala holidays over at www.visitgreece.gr/en/greek_islands/ionian_islands/kefalonia.

Visa / health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holidays to Skala Kefalonia.

Holiday destinations related to Skala:

  • Katelios
  • Sami
  • Lassi
  • Koukounaries
  • Getting around

    By car: Driving is the easiest way to get around Kefalonia; it’s a compact island and you can reach most attractions within an hour or so. The roads are easy to navigate, too, so why not pick up a hire car at the airport?

    By taxi: You’ll find plenty of taxis in Kefalonia’s resorts and at the airport; and you can book in advance if you want to feel prepared.

    By water taxi: This is a fun way to make a daytrip, they’ll zip you along the coast from Skala Beach to nearby resorts like Katelios and Poros.

    Events

    Carnival: Kefalonia celebrates Carnival (traditionally held before Lent) in style. The town of Argostoli, less than an hour’s drive away, is a great place to join in the fun; you’ll find parades, floats and festivities galore here.

    Robola Wine Festival: The nearby village of Fragata holds an annual wine festival every August. It’s a great excuse to celebrate Kefalonia’s own Robola wine and indulge in some free samples. You can expect lots of Greek fare and dancing, too.