We're going to Skala in 2 weeks for the first time, so it's interesting to see what other people think of the place. Can you tell me roughly how far are the Marietta Studios from Skala town centre? Short or long walk?
Are there any banks in Skala?! we're wondering how easy it is to exchange currency, like, are travellers cheques the best things to take? We leave on 21/5 so a quick reply would be appreciated!
This was one of the first restaurants we went to during our 2 week holiday. We were impressed by the quick and first class friendly service, the prices are reasonable, menu varied and the stifado was very tasty! The surroundings are also very clean and pleasant - particularly the 'garden' area to the rear of the restaurant.
Again, one of the first restaurants we tried during our 2 week stay and we didn't return. I felt the ingredients in my starter and main course weren't fresh - ie garlic mushrooms which tasted like they were tinned not fresh, followed by a very small chewy lamb souvlaki on soggy pitta bread, canned carrots, and fried potatoes. Possibly a 'one off' experience but first impressions are important!
Suffice to say we only went there once. Food was average but not particularly memorable. It's a very busy and popular restaurant so the service wasn't quite so quick either and the staff weren't that attentive.
We went here several times during our 2 week stay. Very quick and friendly service, great food - try the Kefalonia meat pie! - with reasonable prices.
Went here twice, food is very tasty with good portions. Try the following starters - spicy sausage sanyaki and eggplant parmesan (I think it was called) - which was deliciously covered in melted cheese - both were quite filling! Their bolognaise 'from the oven' was also quite delicious. Watch out though for the VAT/tax which appears on the end of the bill - we didn't see any mention of this being added on the menu.
Recommended to us by friends and we weren't disappointed. It's slightly off the beaten track - far r/h side of the beach at the end of the road. Food was always fresh - their tuna and melted cheese and ham sandwiches were very filling, the fish platter for two is just delicious, as are the sardines, stuffed tomatoes, and omelettes. Service is friendly and easy going - we spent a few lazy lunchtimes there taking a break from the sunshine.
Went here several times as the food was excellent and very reasonably priced - prawn sanyaki, stuffed vine leaves and meatballs were all delicious. My husband tried the special (which changes each night) of fresh tuna steaks cooked on charcol and it was just perfect (I wished I'd chosen it!). Also the mixed fillet main (beef, chicken and pork) was extremely tasty and filling. Staff are quick and efficient too. Go early on in the evening to avoid the queue!
Another favourite - the beef stifado was to die for it was so tender and tasty, as was the special pizza - all fresh ingredients, chicken souvlaki and Kefalonia almond pie for dessert. Very efficient and friendly attentive staff - free water supplied from the moment you're seated which is topped up continuously (nice touch!) throughout your meal.
Although approx 10 mins walk from Skala it wasn't a bad location although you need to be wary of passing traffic when walking on the road, specially at night, as there's no pavements! Our room was clean but basic with not a lot of sound proofing so we often heard our upstairs neighbours in the morning. Michael, the night barman, was very friendly and knowledgeable about all local things and was easy to chat to. Only blot was the poor cleaning of the pool side ladies loo - it wasn't done very frequently. Don't think we'd stay there again - a more central location in Skala will probably be our next choice.
By the way! We discovered there is a bank in Poros with an ATM machine so although we took euros and travellers cheques - which we cashed at the Marietta - we also got some cash there too. We heard on our return trip that it's apparently 'pot luck' as to whether the machine has been filled with cash or not - we were lucky it seems! You do however, need to have hired a car as Poros is approx 15 mins drive away from Skala!