Skala sits on the southern tip of Kefalonia 37km from Argostoli in the region of Elios-Pronnoi. It is known for its beautiful 3km long sandy beach and its crystal clear waters. It has developed into an important and lively tourist area over recent years offering something for everyone!
Skala’s population of approximately 420 inhabitants are predominantly involved in fishing, agriculture and tourism.
If you decide to visit Skala, I would suggest driving up to the remains of Old Skala where you can enjoy great views of the area. You can also visit the remains of the Roman Mosaics at the Roman Villa.
Stone Age remains were discovered in the Sakkos cave, near the end of the beach. Three kilometres along the beach road towards Poros, in the area of Saint George, is the site of a 7th-century temple dedicated to the god Apollo. Here you can see the foundation stones and sections of three Doric columns.
The whole area affords a splendid view of Zakynthos , Peloponnese and the Ionian Sea.
Skala beach is fully organized but preserves its own distinct character. It gets quite crowded during the summer season but you can still find a more private spot for some quiet moments. There is a variety of services offered here, boats depart to the nearby islets and isolated coves, there are watersports, a selection of low budget to 5 star accommodation, variety of restaurants and bars, mini markets and souvenir shops.
If you are there around Easter period, it is great to attend Saint George’s icon procession with horses