San Giorgio Hotel - (Accommodation in Skala)

Peter H           

We have just returned from a week’s self catering holiday at the San Giorgio with Olympic Holidays and had a most wonderful time. The accommodation was very clean, we had regular maid service and the facilities were excellent, though we were fortunate to have an apartment on the lowest level. We had a problem with one of the blinds, which we reported mid morning on the first day, by the time we went back at lunchtime it had been fixed. The best thing about the Hotel is the pool areas, with more than enough comfortable lounges for all, while we were there, there were so many spare lounges it was a major decision of where to sit. The snack bar at lunchtime was excellent and the help yourself salads were perfect for lunch.
The restaurant was reasonable, however as we were self catering we had to reserve a table in reception, though on the first day when we arrived in the evening, they fitted us in. Generally the standard of the food we had on the three occasions that we eat at the hotel was good.
I would agree with others that the Hotel is a bit out of town, it is a good 40 minutes walk, though a pleasant one along the coastal road (we wouldn’t walk back at night though) and we had no trouble with the taxi drivers (cost 4 Euros).
You must go to the little cove near the Hotel, about 50 yards along on the road towards Skala, down some steps. Take goggles and snorkel to see the many fish there. Once we found it, we went swimming there most days.
The only criticism of the Hotel and Kefelonia itself is that compared to other Greek Islands, the people are not so friendly, others who we spoke to agreed with this.
However we would definitely go back again

Olympic Holidays - (Tour Operators on Kefalonia)

Peter H           

First time with Olympic and we would use then again, though we had two problems which Olympic had no control. The first was a delay to our Excel Airways flight on the way out for over 1 hour, as the baggage handlers did not turn up to put the cases in the hold and secondly on the way back because Kefelonia airport is so small and was busy because of an earlier delay (not Excel)we spent most of the time in queues.

Penelopes (the boat) - (Restaurants in Skala)

Peter            

I believe this is the restaurant though on the till receipt it is shown as '7 Islands'. It is shaped like an old style boat and is on the top of the cliff about a mile out of Skala on the Skala to Poros Road. On the day we visited it was packed, though previous nights we had passed by and it was quiet. The service was not up to speed and they did not have our first choice. However the food was very good though.