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Things of Interest

Local Beaches

Skala boasts award winning beachs recognized for their wonderful facilities and overall cleanliness and water quality.  Skala beach is spectacular, a large swathe that sweeps right around the headland for several kilometers in both directions with small multi colored pebbles and picture-perfect crystal clear water and hidden caves to explore.   Sun beds and parasols are available for rent so you can soak up the sun in comfort, or, for the more energetic, why not try the water sports?  With parasailing, paddle boats, motor boat hire, water skiing and jet skiing available.  All the water sports are conducted in a safe area, separated from the swimmers.

Around the island, there are many other beaches to enjoy, each with its own character, whether it be secluded, sandy or just famous.  The next beach closest to Skala is Mounda beach, famous for being the nesting site of the loggerhead turtle. Newly developed villas Costa and Giorgio are just 300m from the sandy shores.


Out and About

Glass Bottom Boat:
This is a wonderful way to enjoy the beautiful coastline and see otherwise inaccessible parts of the island.  Captain Vangelis offers fantastic excursions to Ithaki, Fiskardo, beach BBQs and much more.  They are located next to Paspalis Taverna.

Old Skala:
This area is located above new Skala where you will find the remains of the village pre 1953 and commands breathtaking views of the beautiful sea and the valleys below.  After the old village was devastated by an earthquake the villagers decided as there was no longer a threat from pirates they would move the location lower down the mountain; this made access easier and opened up the opportunity to develop Skala as the resort we enjoy today.

Roman Villa:
The roman villa is located in the village close to the beach and houses one of the most spectacular mosaics ever discovered.  The vibrant colors and attention to detail are a must see.

Temple of Apollo:
The 7th century B.C. temple of Apollo is a very recent archeological find and is visible from Villas Aliki and Eleni just 500m below.  Some artifacts found on the dig can even be seen at the museum in Argostoli.

Melissani Lake:
This is a geographical phenomenon which was discovered by scientist in 1962.  It is the result of a sink hole situated near the capital of Argostoli in the west where the sea water travels through the island all the way to Sami in the east.  The water is filtered as is flows and by the time it gets to Sami it is close to perfect drinking water!  Why not take a boat ride around the lake and visit the mystical cave of the nymphs?

Drogarati Cave:
This picturesque cave is full of stalagmites and stalactites created over thousands of years.  One of the most amazing features is the acoustics; the cave has even been used as a venue for Maria Callas to perform a concert.

Wine Tasting:
The island boast’s many small to medium winery’s most being in the famous Omala valley.  Robola, the most popular wine on the island, is the preferred choice of many and is even stocked by the world famous Harrod’s department store.  Mavrodaphne and Moschato are also very popular local wines.  Most of these wineries are open to the public for tasting and purchases and you can even go on an organized excursion.

Mt. Ainos:
This beautiful mountain range covers most of the southeastern part of the Island and rises to a height of 1628 meters above sea level and is the tallest peak in western Greece.  It is home to some quite spectacular wild life, flora and fauna. It is also home to the Kefalonian wild ponies and the indigenous Kefalonian pine tree.

Food and Drink

The Village itself has an excellent selection of traditional restaurants and tavernas serving local and international cuisine.  Paspalis Taverna is a must stop; it is located down by the water and offers traditional home cooked meals served with a smile!  There are also many cafe and snack bars for lighter dining.  The favorite traditional dish is Kefalonian meat pie, this is a pastry dish that is packed full of lamb or beef, rice and sometimes local vegetables.  The local tipple is ouzo, an aniseed based aperitif best diluted with water and served over ice.  The Robla wines produced on the island are amongst the best wines in the world and the local beer is Mythos, a crisp clean larger, best served chilled.  In the village you will also find a selection of mini markets and a well stocked butchers shop for those who want to take advantage of the BBQ’s provided.