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Skala Kefalonia travel guide

Skala is the main beach holiday resort of Kefalonia apart from Lassi and it is located on the south-east coast just over 25km from the capital at Argostoli.

Skala was a traditional working Kefalonian village with a church, school and central square but the influx of tourists over the past few years has led to a change in character.

Cement mixers have been working at full speed and a large number of modern apartment complexes and small hotels have been thrown up around the village.

British tourists have arrived in force and many tavernas now offer the staple full English breakfast while bars and cafes are adorned with big-screen TVs and karaoke machines.

The village centre at Skala is a pleasant mix of mini-markets, bakeries and shops with plenty of large trees to provide shade and any number of tavernas and bars.

Skala beach is a spectacular swathe of deep, white sand that sweeps right around the headland in both directions for several kilometres in both directions.

The sand at Skala is a little sharp and the beach is very big with sunbeds clustered in the more popular spots. The beach is so big it can look empty even on the busiest of days.

Skala is still considered one of the best beaches on the island but it does dip sharply into the sea so children must be watched.