Skala is an ever popular resort that is ideal for family holidays with plenty of summer beach fun, typical Greek charm, tourism hotspots for shopping and dining and much more. Sitting on the southern end of Kefalonia, this old village-now tourist town offers a lovely shingle and sand beach that stretches for approximately 2 miles hosting an array of water sports. Skala has been transformed over the years to a typical resort attracting droves of Europeans hence plenty of modern hotels flank the shores and a bustling tourism is very evident. Look behind this though and you will see remnants of the old village life, ruins to explore and plenty of heritage in the surrounding areas and via day trips.
The resort offers plenty of shops and tavernas to service holiday-makers and their families but not so much as to satisfy groups after a thriving nightlife. Things here take a more casual and quiet approach. A little further on, lies Portomaki Beach. This is now considered to be a conservation area due to the inhabitants being rare loggerhead turtles. Visits during the night are organised so as to minimise the disruption to the turtles' natural habits.
Heading to neighbouring towns, villages and onwards to Argostoli or Poros and there is the chance to discover ruins, visit museums and more. In fact the site of a former 7th century BC temple of Apollo lies close by. Coastal walks, lovely scenery, good beaches that are ideal for the younger ones, and a pleasant atmosphere for a typical seaside holiday, Skala continues to remain popular.
It is worth noting that there are plenty of excursions enabling you to tour most of Kefalonia during your stay.
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