Apostolis Taverna - (Restaurants in Skala)

David S           

We ate just the once here during our two week stay in August. The food and service was very good but our problem during that evening was wasps, persistant, annoying and constantly landing on the food, In fairness to the waiters they were swatting them away in amongst serving other people. This was a shame as you tended to hurry the meal to get away. Other people were also suffering the same problem.Strangely we didn't have this problem anywhere else in Skala

A few days later these stripped projectiles did manage to sting me - twice, up in the old Skala village.

Penelopes (the boat) - (Restaurants in Skala)

David S           

We ate twice here during a two week stay in August. On both occasions we had a starter. The first time  we had one starter each (meat balls in sauce) but shared one the second time (fried cougettes) as the portions were very generous. For the main course we had a lamb dish which was cooked to perfection also the Kefalonian pie which again was a very large portion in comparision to previous helpings at other restaurants.

The setting over looking the sea is a bonus, however it is right next to the main road so if you are placed at busy times on the road side this can be a bit of a distraction.
Having said that we would return to Penelopes in the future.

Mikelatos (Scandinavia) - (Restaurants in Skala)

David S           

Our visit to the Scandinavia was ok - I had a chicken curry which was very tasty and the wife had a 'lamb casserole' dish which was a bit plain tasting, the service was quick and friendly. This is the one thing I do recall of the Scandinavia - we were in, served, food delivered and out in no time at all!

Onassis Dream Cruise - (Kefalonia Excursions)

David S           

Mixed feelings about this tour but generaly we were glad we did it.We booked with Panem on Skala high street rather than through our tour company who were charging 14 Euros more each for the same trip.

It's a long day -picked up at 7.20am and dropped off at about 7.00pm.
The boat was full which meant we were sat arm to arm.
I got two coffees (overpriced at that) and was shouted at by 'George' when he hand me than and I then asked for sugar in one of them - apparently I should have asked for sugar 'before' he made them!!
If you do this trip, you are on board for many hours so I would suggest a packed lunch and drinks as there is no food to speak of on board.
The scenery is stunning and the stop at Meganisi lets you walk up into the old village which is worth the slog.
Glad we did the trip, but would not do it again.

Apollo Apartments - (Accommodation in Skala)

David S           

Stayed for 2 weeks in August and we would not hesitate to return to the Apollo, as stated on other reviews the staff and owners are very friendly, everwhere is kept spotlessly clean, there is plently of parking space for your hire car which I think is essential.

There a couple of Taverna's within a ten minute walk, Penelopes being one of them which we used a couple of times and enjoyed.
If you enjoy snorkelling, then 50 meters from the Apollo to the right of a small harbour is some of the best snorkelling I did whilst on Kefalonia, the different types of colourful fish I spotted was amazing.