The Asteris is a small complex about 2 miles outside Skala. The rooms are very spacious, well equipped and spotlessly clean.(Maid service everyday!)The views looking down towards Skala are breathtaking. There is a pool, bar, shop and snack bar on site. Costa, Poppy and Maria are wonderful hosts and make sure your stay is perfect. Mary and Jean who run the bar, shop and snack bar are great fun and very helpful with extensive local knowledge. We highly recommend a stay here. A car is useful but local taxis are good.
Everybody heads for Skala as it is the nearest resort, but for more traditional Greek food and location, head to Poros about 3 - 4 miles from Asteris.
In reply to Jan Baxter, we stayed at the Asteris apartments in June for two weeks, and we're going back tomorrow for another week!! The apartments are pristine, very modern and spacious, with excellent self catering facilities. The pool is very clean and the staff friendly and helpful. Jean and Mary run the bar and shop and will tell you everything you need to know about Kefalonia, as both have lived there for a few years. The shop is small, but has the essentials. The snack bar is open from 9am-4pm and serves breakfasts, sandwiches, burgers, salads etc. The bar has most drinks, milkshakes, cocktails, tea,coffee etc. We would advise car hire as the apartments are approx 3 miles from Skala. However, taxi service is great and Mary or Jean will book a taxi for you.
Skala has a great sandy beach, watersports and restaurants and shops. It is a lively resort but it is not rowdy. There are a couple of car hire places, CBR and Etam come highly recommended.
Poros is approx 4 miles from Asteris, and is a beautiful port. There are plenty of shops, tavernas and a quiet beach although it is pebbly.Try Pantelis, Vanessas and Dionyus for excellent food and service.
We are sure you'll have a great time!