At the southernmost point of the island lies Skala, the village with the largest tourist development of the area, attracted by the endless, sandy and organized beach with its calm, crystal clear waters.
In recent decades, Skala has found its “tourist pace” and many visitors have such a good time that they come again and again.
In the evenings people stroll through the busy, lively center of the village as well as along the beach. There is a large selection of tourist shops, taverns, and bars, often with live music evenings.
A romantic walk on the beach at night, on full moon evenings, will stay in your memory forever. The moon rises large and impressive from the sea and everything is bathed in its golden light.
Skala is separated from the beach by a strip of pine forest that provides shade and creates a particularly pleasant environment in the coastal zone. The village square with its benches in the shade of the pine trees is a good meeting point that overlooks the sea and the village.
A path in the village near the beach leads you to the olive grove where the ruins of a villa from Roman times were found. Some of the remarkable mosaic floors are preserved to this day in good condition. There is a sign that guides you. The Romans knew well how to choose the most beautiful places for their rest and pleasure!
Every day small cruise boats depart from the beach for very popular organised excursions to the neighboring islands of Ithaca and Zante and also to Fiskardo in northern Kefalonia.
Skala is located 42 km from the capital of Argostoli and the airport and 14 km from the seaside village of Poros, which is worth a visit due to the excellent restaurants located along a beautiful seaside promenade and the spectacular gorge on the road leaving the village.