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Holiday Villas in Skala Resort


At the heart of Skala is its soft sandy Blue Flag beach that stretches for several kilometres along the south coast of Kefalonia. You can relax on the beach and look across to nearby Zante or jump on a boat and visit it. There are watersports to keep you active too. When you are ready for a break, pick one of the beachfront restaurants or bars and enjoy the local hospitality and cuisine. The surrounding area is covered with olive and pine forests and occasional historic ruins. If you want to see more of the countryside, you could visit Old Skala in the hills above the resort or go a bit further to Mount Ainos National Park.

Exploring Skala On Villa Holidays

Local Markets and Shopping

You’ll find a few shops in Skala including a supermarket, bakery and butcher shop if you are planning a BBQ at your villa. You'll also find a selection of gift shops and jewellers ideal for picking up souvenirs. For a wider choice, there is a new small but well stocked supermarket on the main road at Valerianos, close to Katelios. 

Bars and restaurants

You’ll love the choice of restaurants with over 20 in the resort centre. The majority concentrate on authentic Greek home cooking with plenty of excellent fresh fish on the menu with local dishes such as swordfish in ouzo sauce, or bianco, a garlicky fish stew. You can also find Italian options as well as crepes, burgers, Greek gyros and pizzas. After dinner, find one of the bars offering live music, which might be a cover band or traditional bouzouki music.

Beaches

Skala Beach is famed for its long sand and shingle beach reached from the village square via a flight of steps. Hire a sunbed and parasol and relax or take your pick from the available watersports. For a different style of beach 15 minutes' drive along the coast will take you to Kaminia beach, a nesting place for the Caretta caretta Loggerhead turtle. A beautiful long stretch of sand with shallow water makes the beach particularly popular with families.

Family Fun

Why not try out watersports such as jet skiing, banana boat rides or kayaking on Skala Beach? There is also the option of joining a fantastic glass bottom boat cruise which goes to neighbouring islands such as Zante, Ithaca and Fiskardo - ideal for a full day adventure! On land, there are horse and donkey riding tours near Sami to try.

Places of Interest

If you are an ancient history fan, you are in luck – archaeological finds include the ruins of a Roman villa in Skala with lovely mosaic floors, a 7th century BC Temple of Apollo, and a beehive-shaped tomb dating back to the Mycenaean period. You may prefer discovering nature, in which case, take a boat tour through the stunning Melissani Lake. This natural cave system on the east of the island is around an hour’s drive from Skala but is well worth a visit.

If you enjoy hiking, Mount Ainos National Park is a spectacular area of natural beauty ideal. If you're lucky, you'll spot some of the rare indigenous species of flora and fauna in the forest. There is also a road leading all the way up to the top of the mountain at 1,628 metres above sea level and the views to Zante and Ithaca on a clear day are spectacular.

 
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