We are travelling to Kefalonia on 12 Sept. We obtained the holiday via the internet but have no details of the apartments we shall be staying in. We have booked a 2 bed apt. Can you pls send details of the apartments, incl. photo's if poss? The other comments about the resort seem to make it a wonderful experience to look forward to, we only hope the accomodation will also live up to those comments also?
Is it easy to change Travellers Cheques (Euro's) in Skala? - Please advise details of banks (opening hours etc.) and /or hotels/shops that will change Travellers Cheques?
Kaliva is an amazing resturant! Mario and all his staff are the most friendly in town and the food is GREAT, especially The Lamb Kleftiko. We had a fantastic two weeks in Skala and many of our nights were spent watching Costas and Mario smashing plates and setting the place on fire !! The 'impromptu-set' by "Pete-the Rep" was great fun too. If you're going to Skala, DONT'T MISS KALIVA !!
The Pines is Great. A littly 'Up-Market', perhaps, but OUR time spent there was WELL SPENT. We particularly reccomend the "Lamb a la Pines" - A very fruity and succulent dish. The Beef Stifado was also superb! Very friendly AND efficient staff (there's no pleasing some people though, is there?). Breakfasts are a REAL TREAT too!!
Mi Abeli was our FIRST experience of Greek Food / Taverna's during our holiday (12th-26th Sept 2002). What a WONDERFUL introduction!! The 'complimentary' liqueur at the end of our meal, however, left us searching the whole island for a sample. It was a drink made from Cinnamon and Cloves and was 'pure-nectar'. We only managed to get a small bottle (25cl, or so) to take home though - and that was the LAST ONE in the shop. How about telling us where we can get some more? Or perhaps send us some?? - Great Staff, wonderful House Red wine too. Thanks "Mi Abeli" for making our 'first-night' so memorable!!
Sorry, "Mi Abeli" - Forgot to add our 'ratings for you! Previous comments still stand though !!
Great Breakfasts - Especially the Fresh-Fruit Waffles !! Ate there a couple of times in the evening and the Main-Course Meze is a 'carnivors-delight'!! - Owner and Staff a delight!
Our Intention was to go to Kefalonia and DO NOTHING for two-whole-blissful-weeks. What a mistake if we had! We stayed in the Ionian Apartments (2 bedrooms all to ourselves !!) Maid Service (Thanks, Sophie !!) EVERY DAY (except Sunday's) which kept our beautiful apartment beautiful every day! Our 'Rep' - Catriona - was a 'JOY' who 'talked-us-into' (with her VAST knowledge of the Island and Greece in general) 'DOING-STUFF' - She WASN'T pushy at all in getting us to go out on the excursions that we did do, in fact, her suggestions turned out to be EVERY BIT as good a picture as she'd painted! The trip to Athens was particularly 'SPECTACULAR' and worth EVERY PENNY!! Though, We do think that a 'word-of-warning' should go out to those who 'may' not be as mobile as others. It was a very hectic two-days with quite a bit of walking (and climbing!) - But, NOT TO BE MISSED, if you can handle it!! - Our Guide 'Johanna' , on the Athens trip was also extremely knowledgable and 'tireless' - a 'JOY' too!! The hotel in Athens.... 'AMAZING'!! All in all, I think we only spent 4 days out of our two-weeks, in our resort (Skala). So Much for doing 'nothing' !! - We had a GREAT TIME (12th - 26th Sept 2002) and Catriona's expertise and charm made it a 'Wonderful Holiday' - Never before have we had such a 'caring' Rep. She even foung time to 'drop-in' on the odd occasion for a 'chat' - GREAT STUFF!! Hats Off to you Thomson and ESPECIALLY Catriona. Hope to see you again? Steve & Karen Sutton. xx
Answering my own questions here. The Ionian Apts are GREAT!! - Thanks Sophie for the wonderful way you kept our apartment so ALWAYS clean & Tidy. Only criticism is that, perhaps, the 'soundproofing' between apartments could be improved. However, with 'acres' of marble throughout the building, I expect that's not so easy? - All in all, Ioniam Apts is a GREAT place to stay (Extremely efficient FRIDGE !!) - What's more.... With the KALIVA Taverna situated below the Apartments, it couldn't be better situated. LOVED IT!!