Ocean View Hotel - (Accommodation in Skala)

Linda L           

Just come back from two weeks at Ocean View going B&B - room was very cramped and in a very noisy position. Wished we had gone self-catering as rooms were much bigger and breakfast was nothing to rave about. However everyone was very friendly and it is immaculately clean, rooms are cleaned every day and beds made for you, clean linen and towels every third day. Air-conditioning was 7 Euros per night and safe 30 Euros for two weeks both a must but we thought pricey.
Sea view left alot to the imagination! Location meant everything was to hand and I felt able to go out on my own without any worries.

Thomas Cook - (Tour Operators on Kefalonia)

Linda L           

We could not fault Thomas Cook from start to finish. Just come back from two weeks in Skala, Kefalonia (Sept. 2004) Reps were helpful and friendly and at our hotel twice every day if needed plus we were given phone numbers to contact any time. All the excursions were well organised and value for money and at the airports everything went like clockwork with the reps there is guide you all the way - will certainly not hesitate to book with them again

Kaliva - (Restaurants in Skala)

Linda L           

Just come back from two weeks in Skala (Sept 2004) and have to disagree with the last two comments as we found Kaliva one of the best places to eat. The waiter with the glasses has a dry sense of humour thats all and have always found him friendly and helpful. Every night he does greek dancing and sets the floor alight and has everyone inside and outside the restaurant clapping and on our last night he had us all up in the street following his dance moves - brilliant. Food is excellent and reasonable and a free snapps with your bill. Breakfast is brilliant at only 5 euros.

The Pines - (Restaurants in Skala)

Linda L           

Having read everyones comments before we went we thought we would try this restaurant first but was very disappointed. Food was good but the whole evening was so rushed and we felt they just wanted to get you out and someone in on a quick turn round. It was the only place we didn't feel we could stay the whole evening and so therefore never went back. It was more pricey too.

Siroco Restaurant - (Restaurants in Skala)

Linda L           

We found Siroco excellent. During the day it is paper table cloths and napkins where food and drink is served and you get nice large mugs of tea and good breakfasts and after siesta the tables are re-laid with linen tablecloths and napkins. Service is a bit slow but they are all friendly and food is really good and you can sit as long as you like a people watch after your meal.

Mikelatos (Scandinavia) - (Restaurants in Skala)

Linda L           

We found this another excellent restaurant - the Kefallonia meat pie is great!! Very friendly people and good service. Cocktails are only 3 euros between 7-9pm.
When we got our bill we got a free brandy each which must have been triples and it wasn't cheap brandy either - excellent.

Sunrise Fish Taverna - (Restaurants in Skala)

Linda L           

Not your average looking restaurant but it specialises in fish and apart from another couple we were the only ones in there but we weren't disappointed - food was excellent chefs salad to start was brilliant and my husband had red snapper - really good. Owner was so freindly and didn't want us to leave. Beautiful ocean view whilst you eat and another free drink with the bill - a glass of ouzo.

Paspalis Restaurant - (Restaurants in Skala)

Linda L           

I underline everything the last person has commented on - everyone was so friendly and the food fantastic and what a view to eat by - absolutely brilliant and another free drink with your bill - usually a snapps.

Skala Resort - (Resorts on Kefalonia)

Linda L           

We had two weeks here and having done an island coach tour thought Skala to be the best part. Everything is to hand and you are spoilt for choice of places to eat and there are many shops and lots of nice walks and the people are so friendly and can't do enough for you. Although there is plenty going on it is also quiet. The tavernas stay open till the last person has gone. Beach is a bit shingly and you need beach shoes. Two sunloungers and a parasol worked out at 6 euros a day. It felt very safe and I was able to go out and mooch and shop on my own without any worries.

Greekstones - (Car Rental on Kefalonia)

Linda L           

Have to agree with everyone else Antonis was very helpful and friendly and we only hired a car for a day but thereafter everytime he saw us he would wave and come over and shake our hands and ask us if we had had a good day and what our plans were and the day we left he shook our hands again and seemed genuinly sorry to see us go

Skala - (Exchange Rates on Kefalonia)

Linda L           

CBR in main street is where we went every time to change travellers cheques - I think next time I would take all stirling as having the safes in the room there would be no problem and you lose everytime you change up or down. It was mostly British people in CBR who were all friendly and helpful with regards to anything.

September - (Best Time to Visit Kefalonia)

Linda L           

We went 5th - 19th and the weather was up in the 39 degrees but mostly had a nice breeze and it wasn't a heat to make you 'sweaty'.
You need something for your shoulders in the evening as temps drop around 7.00 ish.
Good because there were hardly any children about. Weather begins to change towards end of Sept. apparently as it gets rainy and also beginning of May is same but end of May is hotter than Sept. was.