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Make a Holiday Rental Villa in Skala, Greece, Your Home Away From Home

The village of Skala is located in the south of the Ionian island of Cephalonia, around 39 km away from the main town on the island, Argostoli. The modern-day village only dates back to the 1956 and this is because the more historic settlement in this area before was levelled by a devastating earthquake in 1953. The village’s name translates from Greek as meaning ‘stairs’ and this is to do with how the old buildings looked as though they formed stairs on the hillside. Unfortunately, these buildings have now been completely lost. Holidays in Skala are extremely popular and this has led to a great resort having developed with a well-established tourist infrastructure. This means there is a good choice of self catering accommodation available in Skala with many properties boasting their own private swimming pool.

Things to Do on Holiday in Skala, Greece

During your holidays in Skala you will be able to take advantage of the 3 km-long beach which can be found in this part of the island. This means there are a number of water-based activities available, including the motorised type. Just one word of caution, however, there is a steep shelf into the sea and this can prove to be a problem for elderly or less-able people, especially when exiting the sea. Other activities to consider include tennis, beach volleyball, coastal walks, inland hiking treks and golf.

Places to Visit on Holiday in Skala, Greece

The resort of Skala is very self-sufficient for people spending their holidays in the area, and there is nothing better than sitting outside a café, with a cooling beverage and watching the world go by. However, there are some great tourist attractions for you to visit and many of these are located close to the capital of Cephalonia, Argostoli. These include the old fishing village of Fiskardo, Assos Village, Lake Mellisani and a fascinating cave system to explore at Drogarati. The town of Argostoli is well worth spending some time in and the central square is especially popular with its good choice of cafés, shops and restaurants.

Weather in Skala, Greece

Visitors on their holidays in Skala can expect to experience a wonderful Mediterranean climate. This means that is stays mild throughout the whole year. On average, summer temperatures can reach the high-twenties or even low-thirties degrees Celsius. During the winter, daily highs will be close to the low-teens. This part of Ionia receives around 25 inches of rainfall per year.

Travel to Skala, Greece

The closest airport to your self catering accommodation in Skala will be Cephalonia International (EFL) which has a good number of services to and from the United Kingdom. These are operated through the following airlines: Monarch, Easyjet, Thomas Cook Airlines and Thomson Airways. From airports such as Birmingham (BHX), London Gatwick (LGW), Newcastle (NCL), Cardiff (CWL) and Manchester (MAN).

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                                                            Recent Reviews

                                                            Beautiful villa in a perfect location

                                                            5 of 5
                                                            We had the most wonderful stay in this villa, all the details were perfectly thought out with all the facilities needed for a perfect holiday. The villa was clean and spacious with a lovely garden and is in a really convenient location. We could not find one fault with our stay and we will no doubt be back! Thank you!
                                                            • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2016
                                                            • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                            Good villa in a great location

                                                            4 of 5
                                                            This was our second stay in Skala and we chose this villa for it's location which is just a 10 minute walk from the town centre and right on the beach. The villa has a great outdoor space and a lovely pool, great for spending lazy days just chilling out. The villa itself it well laid out and comfortable. One the whole it is well equipped and maintained but there are some limitations (lack of pans meaning it was difficult to cater in the villa for ourselves) and a few minor maintenance issues. The villa comes with a maid service once per week where the linen and towels are changed and the villa cleaned. The pool was also cleaned and the outdoor area maintained every few days too. Overall this is a good villa. What sells this villa is it's location for the beach and the town. The addition of the Ammos beach bar about 1 minute away is great. There is some building work near to the villa which may obscure the view slightly when finished but we were informed the buildings were going to be a supermarket, cafe and a taverna - all amenities that will add to the overall location of the villa. The booking also came with a concierge service meaning we were met at the airport which was nice. We were disappointed when we complained about the lack of pans (just one massive pan and two tiny pans) to be informed no additional ones would be provided - luckily our friends were staying in the villa next door and they lent us a pan for cooking for our two young children.
                                                            • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2016
                                                            • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                            A fantastic week in a wonderful villa

                                                            5 of 5
                                                            Just returned home after a fantastic week spent in this wonderful villa. The owners were on hand to help, but were never intrusive, and the villa is convenient to Skala, although a hire car is recommended. The villa itself is very spacious (we were a family of 5), and included all the necessary home comforts that were needed for a very pleasant stay. We would stay here again due to the quality of the accommodation and the warmth of the welcome of our hosts - which we recommend to anyone looking for a comfortable, clean, and family friendly base. Thank you! (Tip for travellers - if you have a car, avoid Skala beach as it is not very sandy but made of large pebbles and is uncomfortable. Head instead to nearby Kaminia beach - a strip of sandy beaches in a quieter part of the coast - and aim for Katelios for evening meals as the location is more pleasant than Skala).
                                                            • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2016
                                                            • Date of Stay: Jul 2016