The Liana is in desperate need of regular cleaning and changes of towels, bath mat and bed sheets. During our fortnight, the towels were only changed twice and the bed sheet once. The bath mat could only be described as disgusting and we discarded it into a dark corner after a few days.The floor of the apartment and balcony were only mopped twice and I don't think that any cleaning material or hot water was used. Toilet rolls were pinched from the store cupboard downstairs as they weren't replaced and the electricity kept going off. We were shown by another guest were the trip switch was but it was a little inconvenient going down the stairs to keep re-setting it. There is a lot of noise day and night as the apartments are situated on a busy junction and there is building work going on up the hill, therefore a lot of lorries taking materials to the site travel past on a regular basis. Not many locals give way at the junction so there is a lot of screeching tyres and revving of engines late into the night. The location at the top of the hill doesn't seem too bad at the start of the holiday but after walking up the hill two and three times a day in the heat, it becomes a chore. Skala is a lovely resort with a lot of lovely bars and tavernas. Hire a car and get around the island to visit other resorts, especially Fiskardo and Assos. We did the island tour and the Ithaka trip which were both brilliant but book them through CBR and not through your rep. Works out much cheaper. If we ever returned to Kefalonia, we would stay in Skala but definitely not at the Liana.
The Pikiona is a shining beacon that stands out from the other tavernas and restaurants. We sat in the garden on half a dozen occasions having a drink and chilling out as the sun went down. The restaurant was fantastic and we could never understand why it was never very busy. The service was brilliant and they cannot do enough for you. The food is a little more expensive than other establishments but not by too much. Me and my partner had a two course meal and a great bottle of wine for 50 euros which you wouldn't have minded paying £35.00 back home. The bread is not the usual plain stuff and was easily the nicest we had and the presentation of the meals plus quality and taste were superb. The background music was also good as the Pikiona have their own laid back dj. Well worth a visit.