Kefalonia, is an island of rugged landscapes, countless bays and inlets and fine beaches. In spite of the island's turbulent history, the people of Kefalonia have retained their own distinctness. Once voted 10th in a world scenic beauty league, Kefalonia is unrivalled with deserted beaches, pine forests, mountains, charming fishing villages and excellent wines. It is rich in culture and history, boasting restful resorts with an atmospheric capital.
Kefalonia is a popular holiday destination. It is the largest island of the Ionians and is considered to be one of the most beautiful. Kefalonia is a mountainous island with impressive landscapes, dense vegetation, long golden sandy beaches, a nice capital, traditional villages, beautiful orthodox churches, archaeological ruins, Venetian castles, a National park for the protection of the fauna and flora.
Kefalonia is an island that has everything to offer to the holiday visitor. Pure white beaches, aquamarine waters, green pine scented forests and the bluest of skies, shades of colour which mother nature put together to form the natural beauty of Kefalonia. Myrtos is the most famous beach on Kefalonia. It is a beautiful golden sandy beach surrounded by vertical rock cliffs. Whatever type of holiday in Kefalonia you are trying to find, a beautiful beach, clear seas, rugged mountains, lush green valleys or amazing views - you will find it all on the island of Kefalonia. The book Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’ was set on Kefalonia.
Skala is one of the busiest and largest resorts on Kefalonia. Skala holidays are based in a growing resort between rocky hills on the south-east coast of the island, 8 miles from Poros, 30 miles south-east of Argostoli and 20 miles from the airport. The main attraction of Skala holidays is the immensely long sand and shingle beach that stretches for around 3 miles. Skala holidays are popular with couples and families looking for a great beach and plenty of bars and tavernas. Skala is probably the liveliest of the Kefalonia beach resorts but only a few bars are open until late. There is an open-air disco out of town. Most Skala holiday entertainment, shops and restaurants are found in and around the narrow streets running off the main road.
Holidays in Skala have a fantastically long beach and can also enjoy splendid wide sandy beaches and good safe swimming at Kaminia beach and the warm waters at Loutriki beach. The famous turtle beach at Potamakia is a protected area and therefore one of the calmest and quietest stretches of beach around Skala. With a little effort or a hired boat there are secluded small coves to be found around the headland. Holidays in Skala enjoy good watersports facilities. A good coast walk leads to Poros.
Take time during a Skala holiday to enjoy the views of the coast from the old village ruins up on the hill and the Roman villa with well-preserved mosaics. Visit the picturesque village of Ratzakli. Inland villages like Alimatas and Koutrokoy are worth a visit for a taste of traditional village life and typically beautiful Kefalonia countryside. Favourite Skala holiday excursions include Drogarati Cave, Melissani Grotto, St Andreas monastery and boat trips to the islands of Ithaka and Poros. Buses run to the capital Argostoli.