Situated towards the back of village-hence no noise.Supermarket across road,5 mins(max) walk to bars,shops,restaurants and further 2 mins to beautiful beach.Studio small,basic but very clean with towels/sheets changed every other day.Kitchenette with fridge,small 2ring hob & basic cooking utensils.Safety deposit boxes-kept in your room are avaliable to hire for 10 euros per week as are fans.Fans are essential in high season although we slept with door open too!!Maria-who maintains the property-lives at the small house connected to appt 1.She is an absolute darlin.She speaks very little english, but will always make an effort to say 'Bye-bye'She even gave us Greek names.There is no pool here-officially-but you can use the pool at the Ocean View hotel.The pool is round the back of the appts.Very handy.You just have to pay for use of sunbeds(2euro/day)ENJOY
Scala is a beautiful part of the island. Its centred around a village so locals and tourists mix happily. There is a great sense of family community feel here which makes it quite traditional. Yes, there are shops that just sell sovernears and the small train thats takes you to knowhere, but you know, its a resort-they have to make their money somehow. Aside from the comments below, you cannot fail to be impressed with the beach(unofficial nudist beach to the right of beach near the rocks)the gorgeous smell from the outstanding pine trees and the incredible view to the mountains.A good selection of bars and restaurants.We never had a bad meal.For traditional greek tavernas-head down the side streets.Excellant food,service and about 10 euros cheaper than eating on main street. A must is a trip to Old Scala. A good 3 hrs walk.Take plenty of water and dont go after 9am.You can't fail to appreciate what the whole island went through during the earthquake of 1953, but seeing these amazing ruins will help you.Fantastic views to Zante from up there. You can get a guided tour booklet from Myas gift shop at the back of the kiosk in the corner(3 euro)
A perfect authentic Greek taverna in a perfect Greek setting. The restaurant is on one of the back streets behind the kiosk and turn left. From the moment you go in,, you are welcomed with that charming and friendly Greek hospitality. Tollis and Chara provide a fantastic service with happy smiles. The food is mainly grill-souvlaki, chicken,pork and steak but every night they have a special.You can choose chips, potatoes or jackets potatoes with your meal, but will also get rice and chopped red cabbage in an amazing dressing. If you want to try traditional Greece, this restaurant is a must. There's no rushing to finish your meal to get the next 'conveyor belt'customer sat at your table unlike some of the restaurants on the main street and the atmosphere is so friendly and relaxed you could sit there all night. You may even learn a few Greek phrases. You'll also find that this restaurant is alot cheaper than others-average 18-23 euros for 2 course meal for 2 with wine. .We noticed there was also lots of locals eating there which is always a good sign.A perfect place in a perfect location.
with reference to the weather end september, SHOULD be fine. however last year, we were in Skala end August, departing 7th September. August was absolutely roasting, always over 100 degrees. As soon as september arrived there was a very slight drop in temp during the day, but the evenings and nights were much more bearable for sleeping. The day we left though, the heavens opened( our friends were still there)for a good couple of days. They had terrible weather with floods down the main street. All you can do is spend hours in the bars ;)but i wouldn't worry too much-i believe Greece had freak weather most of last year with a particularly bad winter.skala is lovely though. Very chilled and relaxed with a good sense of typical Greek spirit. Enjoy.
Donna, the train can be found near the square where the bus stop and telephone boxes are-just near the Pines. it is really a tourist train that goes along the coast and back-great for kids. it only runs at night. Hope this helps and have a great time if you manage to go back.
was in skala 24 aug-7 sept last year. was very hot, 38-40 in the day but somehow bearable. however it was the night that really hit you. trying to get to sleep in such intense heat was hard even with a fan and the door to the road open. But as soon as it go to september, the heat changed. it went down a few degrees and the difference at night was amazing. last year though in the 2nd wek of sept, skala experienced freak weather-ie thunder storms, torrential rain and flooding.
i agree with the comment made below about the fan hire.we were in skala last week aug/1st week sept '03 and although the fan made little difference in the 1st week,we noticed that as soon as sept arrived,it cooled alot in the evening making it more bearable at nights and the fan certainly helped. if you can,keep it on all day...enjoy