Eleana Apartments - (Accommodation in Skala)

Beverley           8/10

Have just returned from a two week holiday to the Eleana apts - we had a lovely time!  Reading the comments below I do sympathise about the 'grumpy old man' behind the bar, but to be honest we just ignored him, or gave as good back!

So I would just like to let you know about our two week experience. 
The apts were very spacious, clean, airy and comfortable.  The cleaning girls worked very hard with rooms smelling lovely when they had gone.  Didn't have a plug but the showers were powerful and hot.  Something we haven't experienced on other greek islands. We did loose the hot water on two occasions after a couple of short power cuts which 'tripped' the switch on the boiler. But on letting the manager know, this was put right immediately!  
During our two weeks we didn't have any young children in the apts, just teenage families, ours included, we swam and made quite a bit of noise but were never repremanded, must have struck lucky.  In fact it was a couple of our fellow guests who let the side down, luckily they decided to go down to the beach most of the time.   The pool rules were alittle over the top, especially in this day and age of watching children and sunburn.  The only grumble we would have was the food at the bar - over priced and not very nice - definately need a new chef/cook with a 'snack' menu!
The air con was very useful during the extremely hot weather, and muffled the sound of any dogs barking!  Yes you did have to pay for it but having visited quite a few other islands the price was pretty much the going rate, and to go without would be just plan stupid.
The position of the apts was just right for walking into the village, about 5/10 minutes depending on the time of day and heat!  Lovely stroll back late on after a good greek meal and a couple of cocktails!  The village of Skala had everything you needed - bakery, supermarkets, and some excellent tavernas and cocktail bars.  We couldn't recommend one imparticular as we didn't have one bad meal the whole fortnight.
You must hire a car and visit the rest of the island, especially Assos and Fiskardo - two very picturesque villages with plenty to see.  Argostoli for shops, fresh food market and ice cream!!!  Myrtos beach - just to see the white shingle beach and experience the waves!  Brilliant!
A boat trip to Lefkas, visiting a couple of famous islands on the way is also a good way to spend a day.
They would have first class accommodation if they get rid of 'Grumpy' and change the menu. All in all we would recommend the Eleana apts and the resort of Skala!!!