We came home 3 weeks ago, our 4th visit to Skala, we drive all over this lovely island and we usually spend at least 2 days in Assos. And we walked up to the castle as usual - having written last year to Holiday Which about the dangerous, thoughtless and selfish advice to drive up! Invalidated car insurance too! We are 73. Snorkelling is great, venture into the cave opposite the village and then follow the rocks along...Assos was the most beautiful village we have ever seen, but what have they done to it? Several ugly apartments right on the skyline not to mention an ugly, large notice advertising the North Beach Cafe! My wife and feel that we have been so lucky to know Assos before this ugly new building. Please don't spoil the village completely.... a huge disappointment to us, we were both so sad. I feel that we may never go back.
We've stayed in Skala 4 times, Tara, Skala, Captains and Paspalis hotels. All very good in different ways but Paspalis probably best for kids and Poolside Meals. Bit noisy at times. Greek beaches usually shelve too quickly for small children. I snorkel (ex Diver) so prefer Sami to Agio Ephymia road for rocky coves. Don't miss the Old Skala walk. And Assos, bvefore they spoil it! At Sami have a look at Antisamos, Corelli Italian Camp site but a super bay. Ancient Sami which we found years ago but now being uncovered...Acropolis they call it. (Think of Ulysses). Try St.Thomas beach if you can park. St George's Castle too. Older folk should contemplate the Italian Memorial beyond Argostoli to 9,250 Italian dead - just like Corelli but worse in fact, a true and tragic story.