Skala is a Greek village transformed into the largest resort in the south of Kefalonia. Renowned for its natural beauty, and unspoiled green landscape, you will find a very long, flat sand and fine shingle beach that gently shelves into the crystal clear waters with stunning isolated coves in the surrounding area. Watersports are available on part of the beach and it is so long you will always find a quiet spot.
There are many hotels and restaurants that run parallel to the beach, and if you travel up the small high street, found 100 yards from the beach, you will find shops, supermarkets and tavernas, with more streets branching off.
The evenings come alive with a choice of restaurants to dine and enjoy live entertainment, or bars along the beach to sip a cocktail and watch the sun set. You can play chess with the gigantic chess set found just along from the square and a little further along you will find the ‘love seats’ if you feel a marriage proposal is about to happen!
On the edge of the village you will find some interesting remains of a Roman villa, accidentally discovered in 1944, the excavations began in the ‘50’s.
The villa belonged to a wealthy Roman in 3rd Century AD. Open 9-3, most days and free to view, you can stroll along the constructed walk ways and imagine the feasts that were held in rooms below.
The ancient village of Skala was destroyed in the major earthquake of 1953, and the ruins are found today high up in the hills. A special place to visit, to wander through the old buildings and see the small church. You can have a drink or a meal in the large restaurant found there and enjoy the spectacular views, calm and peacefulness. Count the number of birds of prey hovering in the sky whilst laughing at the goats climbing the walls and trees to eat the foliage.
Just along the coast from Skala, you will find Mounda Beach. This is an amazing long sandy beach and perfect for small children as they can play in the shallow waters. Mounda beach is a haven for the rare loggerhead turtles, and has been declared a conservation area. The Marine Turtle Project (Katelios Environmental and Cultural Centre) is run by local people and volunteers from around the world to observe and record the female turtles nesting. The Environmental Centre is found in the next resort of Katelios, open morning and late afternoon, you will find a small museum with plenty of interesting information about the turtles.