We stayed in Skala, in the Paspalis Hotel. Skala is beutiful and you will not be dissappointed if you stay there. However we had a car and travelled all over the island and after seeing Fiskardo, would definatly stay there next time. Restaurants to definatly go to are AQUARIUS (best by far, try the Paella) THE PINES (on the corner) The one to avoid is THE FLAMINGO (awful fish dishes, and over priced)SALLYS BAR is the best bar on the island, cheap cocktails and excellent atmosphere, Sally the owner and her husband Babis are very friendly!
Noticed a question on the Makis Hotel. This hotel is beautiful of which I remember. There are hardly any children around in Kefalonia, which is excellent. But if I were to have children I would definalty take them here, very safe and clean!!!!
You are in for a peaceful holiday. Try and hire a car from Greekstones car hire, cheapest by far and they offer excess free and unlimited mileage!!!!
We stayed for a week in the Paspalis Hotel on the 12th sept-19th sept. I will be very honest now. We arrived at the paspalis to be greeted by Nikos the manager who in my opinion is rude, and very un approachable. He only likes you if you eat in his hotel of an evening. Bit of advice after you have used your towels in your room throw them in the shower. We were very annoyed that in 7 days our linen and towels were only changed once! Not acceptable in a week. We had a room next to reception, room 14 which was small and did not have a view! The pool is far to cold and in our first five days did not use it, think someone complained and they warmed it up. Also were lots of dead flies and wasps in the water which was annoying, yuo had to get them out yourself. Although we had an amazing holiday we would not stay here again. We payed extra for a hotel thinking it would be basic but of a higher standard, not the case!!! Would prefer to stay at the Makis or the 9 Muses!!!! Quality!!!!
T'his is in reply to Kylie Nottage,
The Makis Hotel is very nice, right opposite the beach, very clean and only ever heard good reports about it. Kefalonia is child friendly but you do not see any children about (however, we went in sept) so not sure about August. If you hire a car from GREEKSTONES and travel the island you may be able to avoid them. You will have a wonderful holiday. Also drive to Fiskardo, and hire a speed boat for half a day, after 1pm! you can have the boat till 6pm and you can spend the day on your own private beach! its around 40 euros and 15 euros for petrol. DO NOT hire a boat in Skala, overpriced and you can not go as far!!!