Skala is the southern-most resort on the island of Kefalonia.
It is a pretty seaside village with a long beautiful beach backed by pine trees. The village has plenty of restaurants, bars and tavernas and has a buzzing nightlife during the holiday season.
Skala offers tourists a wide selection of accommodation to choose from, with hotels, apartments, holiday villas (many with private swimming pools) and rooms to let all available. It is wise to book ahead, however, especially in high-season as the resort can become very busy.
There is a diverse, though small, selection of shops in Skala and most everyday items are available. Although there is a cash point (ATM) in Skala, the nearest bank is in neighbouring Poros.
The large beach at Skala is sandy and backed by large pine trees, which in turn back onto the town square. The pine tres offer some welcome shade in the heat of the mid-day sun. There are sun loungers available for hire, though these can be expensive in high season.
Archaeological excavations have unearthed beautiful mosaics at a Roman Villa which open to the public.
Two kilometers north of Skala are the remains of an ancient temple of the God Apollo. Archaeologists estimate that it was constructed about the 7th century B.C.