With its picturesque villages, sun-kissed beaches, and plentiful Greek food and wine, Kefalonia epitomizes the Greek island lifestyle. Made famous by Captain Corelli’s Mandolin this Ionian island is perfect for families and couples.
Intimate resorts and dazzling beaches such as the powdery sandy beach of Myrtos and the white pebbled beach of Antisamos are spread over the island. From the younger ones who can watch wild horses at Mount Ainos National Park, enjoy watersports and beach parties to the older ones who are looking just to wind down, Kefalonia has plenty to keep everyone entertained.
s walk from Skala.
Close to Skala but really peaceful at the same time
The three kilometre long beach offers a variety of spots to suit every taste and mood: Thick sand or colored pebbles, secluded stretches or lively beach bars. Have fun with plenty of watersports and a scuba diving school. On and around the main thoroughfare there is a selection of shops for most everyday needs.
The resort is nominated with the Blue Flag awarded long sandy beach and is one of the main reasons people come back to Skala year after year. Sunbeds and umbrellas are available for hire, there are a couple of beach bars and also a watersports centre.
The main street and along the beach road is where most people head in the evening with many restaurants catering to every taste and pocket together with some lovely gift shops and minimarkets.
It’s very easy to get around if you don’t want to drive, since the villas are just a few minutes walk from Skala.
Kaminia and the Turtles
Slightly further’along the coast you will find the excellent beach of Kaminia, also ‘called Mounda Bay or Ratzakli. Clearly signed from the main road, the road snakes its way down the hill to the long sandy beach, which shelves very gently into the sea. There are a couple of cantinas on the beach and you can hire sunbeds and umbrellas. Kaminia beach is also a nesting ground for the,Loggerhead Turtle, .. known as Caretta. Caretta, who came back every year to the place ‘they were born to lay their eggs. During nesting season the beach is closed at night and patrolled by groups of volunteers
Enjoy your “Private” Beach
Visit the mosaics at the Roman Villa
On the edge of the present village of Skala, are the remains of a 3rd-century Roman Villa with some remarkably well preserved mosaics. According to the evidence, this villa was constructed in the 3rd century AD and belonged to a wealthy Roman.
This ancient site is small and a short walkway has been constructed along it for visitors. The villa was discovered by accident in 1944 by the owner of the land. Excavations started in 1957. The traveller can visit the site free of charge.