Skala – Kefalonia

 

Transfer Time – 1 hour 40 minutes

Best For – Couples and families looking for a great beach holiday

Skala is a beautiful resort situated on the south coast of Kefalonia, the locals are immensely proud of this little resort, it is clean, well cared for and has some of the best accommodations on the island too. The local plant life is extremely beautiful and fragrant and is in abundance around the resort. Skala is an up and coming resort but still retains its tradition and village feel, its no wonder people return to this village year after year.

The beach in Scala is definitely one of the best, if not the best beach on Kefalonia, it is a vast beach, with gorgeous clean, golden sand, gently shelving into the crystal blue waters. Scala also hosts one of the islands best diving facilities with so much to see in and around this coastline, snorkelling is a favourite for all too. There is also plenty water sports for the more energetic, jet skis, para gliding, pedallos, canoes and water skiing to name but a few and all available at a very reasonable price. Many tourist and locals visit this beach and can get busy during high season, however don’t worry, there are plenty sun loungers and parasols and plenty room for all. Families especially love this beach as the waters remain pretty shallow for a good way out.

The night-life in Scala is relaxed, but with a good selection of activities. There are many shops and boutiques open til late for those all important souvenirs. There is a great selection of bars, cafés and even a couple of discos, all family friendly and all offering a different ambiance. The choice of places to wine and dine are huge, speciality restaurants are scattered around the village, fish and local meat are firm favourites with the locals as well as holiday makers, then you have traditional tavernas offering local produce and maybe even a spot of Greek dancing to entertain you. Then you have your usual beach front cafés and snack bars too. Scala has a varied choice of night-life, all depending on what floats your boat!!

There are many places to visit whilst on holiday in Kefalonia, most popular are the boat trips which take you to places only reached by boat, exclusive coves and small local villages, and be sure to watch out for local marine life on route, Kefalonia has a loggerhead turtles, dolphins and the rare monk seals, and they are by no means shy. There are plenty historical sights too, Abbeys, museums, mosaic sites and many local churches which are beautiful. There are water parks for the young and young at heart, horse riding, organised walks through the beautiful scenery. Kefalonia is a beautiful island and should be explored.

Joanna Baker

About Joanna Baker

23 years and counting which included 2 years YTS with Team Travel, 3 years in Crete as a rep for LTS/Sunworld. 11 years in Lincoln/TUI (6 years self-employed), 8 years with Low Cost Sunshine

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