The first impression you get of the Andreas Apartments is the spectacular views and scenery with magnificent sea views. This year Denis and Elizabeth have added a poolside bar serving draught beer, wine, soft drinks, snacks, salads, coffees and ice-creams. They have also provided a toilet block and an undercover seated area, which is very welcome when the temperature is in the 80's, which it has been for the last few weeks. We had our honeymoon and consequent anniversary there and highly recommend the apartments for its location and facilities. The only thing we noticed is that people are getting it confused with the apartment block next door which is also named Andreas.
The Pines is the our favourite restaurant in Skala. The staff are very friendly and the food is excellent - try the lamb stamna and the beef kleftiko - both wonderful. For desserts the banana split, served in a black china swan is fantastic, as is the ice-cream dessert 'Temptation' - and the orange pie is mouth-watering. The choice of dishes is extensive, with traditional Greek food as well as cosmopolitan fare and a great British breakfast. We eat there all the time as we loved the island so much that we have now moved here permanently!
Perhaps Wendy would have preferred to have gone to Italy as she ordered pizza and spaghetti bolognese, not exactly traditional Greek food. The 'bread and butter' that she spoke of is fresh, warm Greek bread accompanied by a wonderful olive paste and a fresh garlic butter. The fact that she said the Pines was fully booked every night surely indicates that the quality of the food is very good with a high standard of service and excellent value for money. We and our friends have always enjoyed our evenings at the Pines.