Galera - (Restaurants in Skala)

Alan B           

Sorry, my experience at Gallera was contrary to everyone elses. Ordered Kleftiko and found the potatoes cold and hard and the meat was more bone than actual meat. When I explained to the waiter why I hadn't ate it he just shrugged and walked away. 

Apostolis Taverna - (Restaurants in Skala)

Alan B           

Cannot agree more with the previous entries.... Great food and really freindly atmosphere.

Get there early as its always full.

Scandinavian Bar - (Bars in Skala)

Alan B           

Just got back from Skala and yet again spent most nights at "Scandi". George 1 & 2, Jimmy and Michael continue to provide great service with a party atmosphere for all ages. Ideal place to watch footy or catch up with news from home on Sky (if you are desperate!).

George - you were wrong about the Champions League final score, but we still won. Hope you where wearing the shirt. See you again in August.

Ta Pitharia - (Restaurants in Skala)

Alan B           

Food still excellent as in previous years but the taverna is now enclosed by wooden/glass partitions which made me feel like we had no room to move and you could hear everyone elses conversations.

Prices have gone up quite a lot compared to last year and other tavernas. 

Pines Too - (Bars in Skala)

Alan B  (June 03, 2005)         

Overpriced and Overrated.

Bar Staff who think that they are "the main man" and hangers on who like to talk and laugh about customers.

Dont Bother!

Kekos Apartments - (Accommodation in Skala)

Alan B           

Decent size apartment and very clean.

Try to avoid rooms on left side. these are next to a private house whose owner (god love him) has a terrible chest problem and spends most of the day clearing his throat etc. Not his fault I know, but not very nice when having breakfast/lunch etc on your balcony.

Status - (Bars in Skala)

Alan B           

Great liitle place for a drink and watching the world go by.

Dennis is a great host and will always include you in any conversation that is going on at the time.
 
Ideal place for having a final drink at night or waiting for the afternoon bus out of Skala.
 
Only does drinks and light snacks but these are decently priced.
 
We always make a point of visiting the bar regularly during our stay.

Michalis Studios - (Accommodation in Skala)

Alan B           

Just returned after two week stay at Michalis.

Ideally located for beach, bars, taverna and shops - but you need to be aware that there is a bit of building work going on around the property at the moment and the noise is a bit drastic, particularly between 8am and 12 noon.
 
Also no air conditioning so pretty hot during the night even with the windows open.

Gourgouris Grill - (Restaurants in Skala)

Alan B           

Probably the nearest thing you will get to a simple taverna in Skala.

Excellent food and service and very reasonably priced.
 
Try the Lamb Chops - very tasty!!!

Kosmar - (Tour Operators on Kefalonia)

Alan B           

Have used Kosmar for the last three visits to kefalonia.

No real problems except for filght with British Midland last year - they were aweful. Flight was supposed to be delayed for 1 hr due to tech difficulties but because the pilot "forgot" to get the engineer to sign for the repair, we were delayed a further 3 hrs as the engineer had took an internal flight to Athens. BM didnt communicate well and only provided a sandwich after 3 hrs and only because the passengers kicked up a fuss. Many passengers complained to Kosmar who have now dropped BM.
 
This years flight was with Austreus and they are brilliant. Comfy seats with a bit more legroom, genuine smiling staff and good food.
 
Resort reps always on time at accommdation. Transfers direct to Skala with no drop offs inbetween.

Panagis Apartments - (Accommodation in Skala)

Alan B           

Just returned from a week at Pangis.

 
We had room 16 at the end of the first floor. Fairly big with a double bed and 4 plug points.
 
No aircon though, so a bit warm at night if you dont have the windows open.
 
If you are travelling within the next few weeks - be careful, the house next door is having its roof renovated, so its a bit noisy between 9 am and 2 pm.
 
Only real bad point is that the room was only cleaned once during the week and same for towels.

Kaliva - (Restaurants in Skala)

Alan B           

This is a great Taverna with first class food and good service with a smile.

 
Try the Shrimp Saganki and Stifado - excellent.

La Luna - (Restaurants in Skala)

Alan B           

Eat here both at lunch and dinner on same day.

Pizza and Calamari at lunch were first class, the batter on the calamari was so light. Service during the lunch was excellent.
 
At dinner, Shrimp Saganaki was ok and the Fried fresh vegtable starter consisted of half a sliced courgette. Main courses of a chicken special and fresh sea bream were average. The service was also average at dinner compared to lunchtime.