Kosmar - (Tour Operators on Kefalonia)

Jane G           

We have just returned from Skala, Kefallonia, stayed at the Andreas Apartments. Stella was our rep with Kosmar and I can honestly say that she was the best rep we have had in the 17 years we have been travelling abroad. I can totally agree with Keith Aylott and his remarks regarding Stella. In fact I would like to take her with us to our next holiday in Greece as she helped to make the holiday for us. Kosmar as usual, are excellent value for money, although they did change both the airline and the flight times we travelled. The airline, Astreus, was excellent, both friendly and efficient, although there was no flight entertainment – an extra book sorted that problem.

Andreas Apartments - (Accommodation in Skala)

Jane G           

We have just returned from Skala, Kefallonia, stayed at the Andreas Apartments. Stella was our rep with Kosmar and I can honestly say that she was the best rep we have had in the 17 years we have been travelling abroad.

Skala is still a compact place (we visited 14 years ago), although there are many restaurants there does not appear to be too many ‘Greek’ tavernas. On the whole the food is good wherever you eat, but I would suggest looking down the side streets. Apostolis is excellent and Greek and on the main road to Argostoli there is a little place which does Gyros, it has green painted railings outside and this is excellent and extremely good value for money. In fact the Greeks themselves eat here on a daily basis.

The Andreas apartments were well looked after and clean. However, Elizabeth who owns the new block of apartments which has the swimming pool in front of it does not appear to be child friendly. Whilst we were there for two weeks, there were only three children aged 12, 11 and 5 who were well behaved and they were shouted at (by Elizabeth) on numerous occasions, for splashing in the pool, making the water go over the sides of the pool and generally enjoying themselves. Woe betide if they tried to play with a ball or a lilo, again they were shouted at. The atmosphere around the pool was not at all friendly and it could be seen by the fact that even though the apartments were full there were only 5 people around the poolside on a daily basis and the pool was excellent, clean, crystal clear water.

People staying in Elizabeth’s block were told off for still being on their balcony at 12.45am and were told (shouldn’t you be in bed at this time?), other people who had visited with friends were told off for sitting on their friends balcony, (and after the friends had left the room, Elizabeth visited to ensure that no crockery, utensils etc had been removed).

We stayed in the older blocks (although they were only 5 or 6 years old) and were excellent, bins emptied every day, cleaned twice during the week, bedding and towels (excellent and large) changed twice a week. We would visit Scala again but would not stay at the Andreas Apartments, even though we had a good time - purely due to the demeanour of Elizabeth.