Dionysios Studios - (Accommodation in Skala)

Emma M           

The Dionysis was in a nice part of Skala...away from the main street, but a nice five min walk, and a nice walk to part of the beach.
The apartments were kept clean by daily maid service, but we found that we were woken up early every morning by either big wagons driving on the road nearby, or a noise that sounded like dustbin men.
The balcony that we had didnt have a view due to great big trees in front of it, but in a way that was nice because it gave us a bit of privacy.
The fridge in the apartment was a blessing in disguise, although calling the apartments self catering was pushing it a bit too far, as there was a fride and two hobs.
We are returning to Skala next year, but will not be booking in the Dyonysios again.

Anti Samos Beach - (Beaches on Kefalonia)

Emma M           

The beach was fantastic. It looked beautiful from the mountain road, and although was pebbly, was really nice to swim in.
I would say though that you should invest in some cheap flip flops or sometjing similar when going on any of the beaches in kafelonia as the fine shingle can hurt.
Didnt mind paying to park....the car was safe and it menat that we didnt add to the congestion alreay caused by people parking on the road.
The only downside to this beach was the thin mountainous road that we had to travel on to get to te beach, but I would say to definetly pay a visit to the beach....its worth it!

Skala Beach - (Beaches on Kefalonia)

Emma M           

The beach is actually very fine shingle....I would take a pair of flip flops to wear in the sea. Refreshemnts are very close to the beach with various restuarnats such as the Pines too serving cool refreshing drinks. Sunbeds are available to hire.
The sea is lovely to swim in, but does get deep very quickly. If you are into snorkelling, fish come really close to the shore line, and it is amazing watching them.
I would say to walk about ten minutes towards the right,a nd you will pass the cafes, but then come to a quite cove that is fantastic. It is private, and if you get there early enough, you can have your own private bay. However it does take a lot of effort walking in the heat and in the shingle, so take plenty of cool drinks with you.

The only let down for us was the fine shingle, rather than sand.

Fiskardo - (Resorts on Kefalonia)

Emma M           

We hired a car and drove up from Skala, which was quite a long drive, but worth it. Fiskardo is different from the rest of Kafelonia, and you can not really go to Kafelonia without paying a visit. It is supposed to be the place where loads of celebrities go to, although we didnt see any, but you can see why. We took a picnic and ate it by the side of the harbour, feeding the fish, although there are plenty of resturants that you can eat at.

Melissani Lake - (Places to Visit on Kefalonia)

Emma M           

We drove our hire car up and arrived at about 1.00. thought it was very good valur for 5 euros each, and you get a nice little book telling you about the caves. there was a long cue, but it did move quite quikly and it was quite nice cueing in the cave as it was cool.
The boatmne were fantastic....they talk in Greek and English and are willing to stop the boat to take photograps of you. Our boatman never hinted at us to leave a tip although we did as we had enjoyed it very much.
It is worth going to see the colours of the waters....magnificent. I would definetly go again.

Agia Efimia Resort - (Resorts on Kefalonia)

Emma M           

We liked it here although we never actually got chance to stop here to have a look round as we struggled to find somewhere to park. this place was recomended to us by someone from who we rented a car from because it is picturesque, and he was right.
Cant commnet on the nightlife as we only went during the day, but I would say get here early as it looked to be very popular.

Skala Resort - (Resorts on Kefalonia)

Emma M           

the only downside for us to Skala was that the beach was fine shingle rather than sand, but that is the same across most of Kafelonia and you got used to it.
The nightlife tended to revolve around a meal followed by drinks for us, and was perfect. There are plenty of resturants to chose from, some better than others. There is a very good supermarket towards the end of main street that stocks most things you will need, as well as souvenirs, and most of the shops here are souvenirs shops, but they sell intersting and unique gifts.
Skala is very charming and a perfect place to relax. Neither of us wanted to leave and we will be returning next year!

Flamingo - (Restaurants in Skala)

Emma M           

Went here on one of our last nights because we thought it looked nice. As a vegetarian I had been well catered for in Kafelonia, and ordered Vegetarian spaghetti, only to find that it turned up with meat in it. My boyfriend ordered a mixed grill and it was swimming with fat.
I wouldnt go again to this restuarant.

Galera - (Restaurants in Skala)

Emma M           

wow! the Gallera is one of the best two restuarants in Skala. The waiters are lovely and friendly and the food is fabulous. i had tortellini two of the threet imes we were there and it was delicious. My boyfriend really liked the chicken pasta, (cant remember what it was called), but I would say that if you go to Skala, you definelty need to go to the Gallera.

Also if you book with kosmar, the welcome meeting is here, adn they give you a card with 10% off meals at the Gallera. the waiters kept giving us this card back so we could re-use it. Fab!

La Luna - (Restaurants in Skala)

Emma M           

I had pasta here and it was very bland. My boyfriend's meat was swimming with grease. he felt that the waiters were untidy and scruffy. Needless to say, we didnt return.

Siroco Restaurant - (Restaurants in Skala)

Emma M           

Really liked this restuarant. Always seemed to be busy. In fact we liked it that much, we went there for our last dinner before we felw home. You must try the pizzas, (especially the agrotika). The waiters were friendly and helpful.
we will return here next year!

The Pines - (Restaurants in Skala)

Emma M           

The food here was fab. I would recomend 'Very Vegetarian' if you are a veggie or like Pasta, although the Veggie pizza was also very nice, and my boyfriend said his mixed grill was one of the best that he had had. The waiters are very attentive and friendly,a nd come round and fill up your glass of water when needed, without feeling like they are watching you all the time.
the restuarant is situated in an ideal location as you can people watch the square and get a feel of genuine Skala.
This is the best restuarant in Skala. You should try it!

Kosmar - (Tour Operators on Kefalonia)

Emma M           

Kosmar were very good. The rep who was on our coach was very knowledgable and told us many things about Kafelonia and Skala that we wouldnt find in a tourist book. The welcome meeting by Stella was good, and you didnt feel pushed into going on any of the trips. As it happened, we booked one, and it was a very enjoyable day.
The accomodation was ok.
The downside was the flights....It had been a very long time since I had flown and I was very nervous. we arrived early at check in to make sure that we got seats together, only to be told that we would have to ask the stewards if we could have seats together on the plane, which we did eventually get. However it meant the wait in Manchester, (with a one hour delay) was a very nervous time for me. I got a vegetarian meal on the plane which was delicious, and the pilot managed to make up half an hour during flight time both going and coming back.
The flight back was in some ways even worse. Due to kafelonia airport, you have to arrive about 3 hours before you are due to fly, and for some reason, no one had seat numbers, so basically it was just a free for all as to where you sat on the plane. We practically had to run across the run way to make sure we were sat together. However because everyone was there three hours early, it meant our plane could set off half an hour earlier than it was meant to.

Suzuki Vitara (4x4) - (Hire Cars on Kefalonia)

Emma M           

Wa a nice car to drive. We had one with a top that you could pull down. TBH I wouldnt have like dto drive a smaller car with the state of some of the roads.