Hi, we are also staying in the Asteris this July, we normally stay in skala village. However my parents stayed at the asteris last year and we went to visit them. The hotel is one of the best in Skala with a beautiful pool. Skala village is lovely with a great long beach. The restaurants are all very good (of course there are some that you would not go back too!!). Apostolis at the top of the high street, turn right at the ocean view hotel, is good basic greek food at great price, we try and eat there most nights. The rooms are top quality with TV and air con as standard (no local charges), bar snacks and bar prices very reasonable and a weekly bbq night / greek night. Main problem with Asteris is it is on the main road form skala to poros, the road is not busy (remember it's Kefalonia!) but it would be a long walk or a 5 euro taxi ride to village. We have hired a car for the 2 weeks to accomadate this. Over the last 10 years we have worked our way around most of the restaurants and can list the pros and cons of all. One adventure not to miss is a trip to old skala, Jean (english) works at the asteris and has produced a guiidebook and sometimes does guided tours. Need to get up there early in July though. If you are interested in car hire visit Greekstones website, they are based in skala and are excellent. We arrive on the 19th of July so if you are there then just give us a shout, you can't miss us (2 white women and a black 4 yr old)!!