Skala Holidays at a glance
With its vast shingle and sandy beach, the resort of Skala is growing steadily in popularity but it has retained its relaxed village atmosphere. Daily life revolves around the beach where watersports are available and evenings are spent in the many cafe- bars and restaurants in the main street.
Who holidays in Skala?
Couples and beach lovers.
Skala Holidays - Things to see
Abbey of St Gerasimos: This is where the island's protector used to live as a monk.
Angakali and Melissanthi Caves: These caves have impressive underground lakes which change colour during the day.
Tomb of Odysseus: Still being excavated and is located outside Poros. Many locals firmly believe this Mycenaean tomb must have belonged to Odysseus, and that this great king impossibly could have ruled just the small Ithaca.
Things to do on a Holiday in Skala
Popular activities for those taking holidays in Skala include:
- Scuba diving
- Boat trips
- Horse riding
Skala Holidays - Excursions
Island Tour: Discover the wonders of one of the most beautiful islands in Europe. See it all in one day so you can then return to your favourite areas later in the holiday. Your chance to discover the stunning unspoilt island of Kefalonia. Breathtaking mountain scenery, underground caves, natural beaches and traditional villages. A guaranteed fantastic day out! A chance to discover all that the island has to offer!
3 Islands Cruise: A day out on a boat is equivalent to 3 days on the beach so slap on the high factor sun cream. See some of the most spectacular rocky coastline from the sea
Island Hopping: Join us as we set sail, stopping off at the islands of Meganissi, Lefkada and Scorpios, the island owned by the famous Onassis family. Relax and unwind, swim and soak up the rays as we stop off at some different beaches along the way. Ideal for boat and sun lovers alike!
Capital Delights: Shop for the most authentic goodies to take home with you. Check out the colourful local way of life in the island's vibrant capital. Do you enjoy a relatively faster paced couple of hours and shopping as well as people watching whilst relaxing in one of the many cafes and bars? A chance to wander around the islands' capital is a must! Browse through the narrow streets, taking in all that this lovely capital has to offer!
BBQ Cruise: A relaxing day out, highly recommended for all. A day of fun and relaxation, if the idea of 'Busy Doing Nothing' appeals to you then this is the perfect day out! Spend the day relaxing on the crystal clear waters of the Ionian Sea. If you fancy something a bit more energetic, then why not try your hand at some Champagne Diving or a spot of Volley Ball. Sun and Sea all rolled into a great day out! BBQ lunch included.
Ithaka: An island completely untouched by mass tourism. Step back in time and experience the 'real' Greece. Cross over on the ferry to the sister island of Ithaka. Discover the traditional and beautiful smaller island, as depicted in Homers epic poems. A relaxing and peaceful day out, Stepping back in time!
These are just a few of the exciting days and nights out available from you representative. We strongly advise you to confirm your place at the Welcome Get Together on the day after arrival, as places are limited.
Getting Around on Skala Holidays
Boat: There are boat connections with the neighbouring islands (Corfu, Ithaka, Levkas) as well as the mainland (Patras, Igoumenitsa and Kyllini) from Argostoli, Sami and Poros. There is a ferry boat between Argostoli and Lixouri.
Car: It is highly recommended that you hire a car if you really want to explore this large island. You can hire a car from our representatives in Kefalonia.
Bus: There are local buses connecting the main villages. You can get to almost any point on Kefalonia - even remote beaches, villages, and monasteries - by KTEL bus (tel. 26710/22-276 in Argostoli). Schedules, however, are quite flexible. The new KTEL station is on Leoforos A. Tritsi, at the far end of the harbour road, 200m (656 ft.) past the Trapano Bridge.
Taxi: For those who don't enjoy driving twisting mountain roads, taxis are the best alternative but you should negotiate the fare prior to commencing the journey.
Skala Holidays Shopping
Best buys during Skala holidays include:
- Honey, Pralines (Mandoles)
- White wine (Robola)
- Quince paste
- Locally made ceramics and pottery,
- Embroidered linen and crochet work.
Skala Holidays - Beaches
Skala - A mix of sand and pebbles, with trees where you can take a break from the sun. Water sport facilities and tavernas are available.
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