The Greek island of Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian islands and is well known for its great sandy beaches, its eclectic mix of resorts – some lively, others delightfully peaceful and unspoilt – and its beautiful, green, mountainous hinterland. The entire coastline is dotted with pretty bays and coves whilst the crystal clear waters surrounding the island gently lap some of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, the most famous being Myrtos, a fabulous expanse of sand in a wonderful setting made famous by the film Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.
Skala is one of the most popular and well-organised resorts on the southernmost part of the island of Kefalonia. It is 35 kilometres away from Argostoli and just like the neighbouring village of Katelios is a paradise for walkers and nature lovers. The most distinguishing feature of Skala is its very long shingly and sandy beach with the forest of pine trees at the back of it, separating the land from the sea.