A thriving resort abundant in history and culture

Skala holidays are located in southern Kefalonia and it is one of the biggest and busiest resorts on the island.

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Visit One of Kefalonia's Biggest and Busiest Resorts

Skala is surrounded by pine forests, mountains and rolling countryside abundant in greenery. On a nearby hillside you can discover the ruins of Old Skala with it’s school, church and olive press and the preserved mosaics which where all but destroyed by the 1953 earthquake. A few miles away towards Poros the remains of a seventh century temple dedicated to the Greek god of Apollo can be found. There are some fantastic excursions available on holidays in Skala including Melissani Grotto, Drogarati Cave and St Andreas monastery.

This old fishing port is now transformed into a thriving holiday resort abundant in history and culture. Holidays to Skala are increasingly popular with couples and families looking for an excellent beach holiday with great evening entertainment. The main attraction in Skala is the four miles of white sandy beach that slips quietly into the tranquil blue waters of the Ionian Sea. In 2003 Skala beach was awarded the EU blue flag for safety and cleanliness. Along with this beautiful beach you will find numerous secluded coves and inlets. The nearby turtle beach at Potamakia is a protected area and is one of the quietest beaches around this area.

Currency: Euro

Language: Greek

Time Difference: GMT +2

Religion: Greek Orthodox

Traditionally Greek with great family entertainment

Holidays in Skala have a fantastic selection of water sports to enjoy from paragliding, jet skiing and pedalos to snorkelling, surfing and wake boarding. No holidays to Skala would be complete without a trip in a glass bottom boat where you can discover the rugged coastline and underwater marine life. Boat trips are also available to the islands of Poros and Ithaka.

The evening entertainment can be found in and around the narrow streets of the resort where there are plenty of cafes and Greek tavernas enabling you to simply sit, relax and people watch. Throughout this pretty village there’s an abundance of restaurants to choose from with traditional and international menus overflowing with mouth watering dishes all washed down with a shot or two of Ouzo. Bars and tavernas play live music and some have family entertainment.

On the outskirts of the resort is an open air nightclub where you can dance the night away. Mini markets and craft shops are scattered throughout the resort making sure you have all your essentials when you holiday in Skala. There is a broad range of accommodation from simple self catering apartments, small hotels offering bed and breakfast and half board to luxury all inclusive hotels. You can book your Skala holidays online at Latedeals.co.uk.

Places to Visit

Roman Villa

– The remains of the Roman villa were accidentally discovered in 1944 by the owner of the land in which it was found. Excavations started in 1957. The villa belonged to a wealthy Roman in the 3rd century AD. The stunning mosaic floors depict an altar with a sacrificial bull, a ram and a boar and a man about to kill the bull.

Loggerhead Turtles

– Potamaki Beach is a haven for the rare loggerhead turtles, and this has now been declared a conservation area. Night time ‘turtle watches’ are organised for those who wish to observe the creatures without threatening their survival.