Mi Abeli Restaurant - (Restaurants in Skala)

Gerald P          10/10

Truly excellent food and service. We eat here most nights when in Kefalonia - in fact 11 out of 14 nights this year (our 5th holiday on the island). The Stamnaki dishes are especially good, but don't let me influence your choice - it's all good and if you like Baklavas, then I would say Mi Abeli has the best that I've ever eaten. If only UK restaurants were this good - it would never happen in a million years!

Be sure to say Hi to Akis if you read this before you pay a visit.

Kaliva - (Restaurants in Skala)

Gerald P          3/10

Sorry, we must have been on a bad night. Had to send the food back as it wasn't cooked properly. Not a good evening at all so we never went back again........... and as for plate smashing, how tacky! 

Old Village Restaurant - (Restaurants in Skala)

Gerald P          6/10

This taverna seems to have gone downhill over the years (since 2001), but it certainly has atmosphere. We didn't try it this year as we knew there was better so I can't comment on the latest situation. Hopefully they will have improved.

Mikelatos (Scandinavia) - (Restaurants in Skala)

Gerald P          10/10

We sometimes have lunch here - they do marvellous fried aubergines and tzatziki. Always a very friendly and attentive service. The Stamna (not to be confused with Stamnaki) was brilliant as well this year when we went one evening - first had that on Skiathos last year, so was pleased to see it on Kefalonia. Highly recommended though the taverna does look spectacular.

Eleana Apartments - (Accommodation in Skala)

Gerald P          10/10

Absolutely brilliant. Clean, quiet, spacious and well appointed accommodation. Highly recommended - we will be back!

Makis Studios - (Accommodation in Skala)

Gerald P

We stayed at Makis Studios in 2001, 2002 and 2004. Each time the accommodation was clean and the staff / owners very pleasant and friendly. Tour operator was Airtours - enough said about them! We paid them a visit this year, but there weren't many people around and none seemed to be English, so maybe it is no longer a base for Brits.

Marietta Studios - (Accommodation in Skala)

Gerald P          8/10

We stayed here in 2007. Everything was fine, though some neighbours were very noisy and the sound insulation between the studios was poor - not an issue the owner could really have dealt with. We were going back this year, but found better accommodation in Skala - I'm not telling you where, otherwise you'll all book it!

...... and by the way, I agree entirely with the comment "The pool and grounds are superbly maintained. For those of you who have problems with goat bells, cockerels and barking dogs try Blackpool !!!!!!" Not to mention the man in the truck with the tannoy, but that's all part of the scene! Skala is brilliant - we just hope it doesn't grow too large.

Anti Samos Beach - (Beaches on Kefalonia)

Gerald P          8/10

A very pleasant beach, though it can get crowded. The stones are a bit of a pain getting into and out of the water. We usually use this beach only once during our stay - then why should we when there are more comfortable beaches on the island.

Petani Beach - (Beaches on Kefalonia)

Gerald P          8/10

Beautiful setting and yes there are lot of big waves, big stones and it can get very busy. Get there early and leave early! Walking on the small white pebbles along the water's edge is a unique experience. Worth a visit.

Skala Beach - (Beaches on Kefalonia)

Gerald P          10/10

Also had two glorious weeks in Skala this year (our 5th visit) and we certainly enjoyed the beach and the sea once again. The water always is nice and clear.

Don't be lazy, save money - take your own brollies (two are recommended for more shade) and beach mats. The sand is somewhat stony, but at least you don't take it back to your apartment - and don't sit too close to the water's edge - there is the occasional swell. Highly recommended.
 
P.S. Take some bread and feed the fish.

Myrtos Beach - (Beaches on Kefalonia)

Gerald P

Best seen from above - gets rather crowded. Excellent for the photo album, but we didn't stay.

C.B.R.(Avis) - (Car Rental on Kefalonia)

Gerald P          10/10

Usually hire from CBR in Skala - very pleasant, car nice and clean and no problems whatsoever.  

Skala Resort - (Resorts on Kefalonia)

Gerald P          10/10

2001, 2002, 2004, 2007 and now 2009........ just brilliant! Excellent accommodation, tavernas, weather, the lot.

We just hope that it doesn't grow too large or get too commercial. Worrying signs of expansion out towards Poros.