Aeolos Beach Hotel

The Aeolos Beach Hotel offers a great panorama out to sea and places the very best of Skala right in front of you.

The pool offers 360° views and has a whirlpool bath on the side. There’s also a bar that serves snacks and cocktails, including some of the hotel’s own creations.

Every morning, there’s a continental buffet served in the poolside bar. You can either eat sat at the bar or dine al fresco. For a little extra, you can order a cooked breakfast. From lunch until late, the bar offers home-cooked snacks. In the evening, regular barbecue nights are held.

Overview of Skala

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay during your holiday to Kefalonia, it’s likely you’ve already heard of Skala. It’s the largest resort on the island and is a big favourite with holidaymakers thanks to its three-kilometre-long beach.

Although tourism is a major trade, Skala remains relaxed and traditional. The natural landscapes that surround the village are completely unspoilt and the buildings within have maintained their traditional charm.

The streets and seafront are lined with bars and restaurants where you can enjoy a traditional Greek experience. Although Skala has a relaxed vibe, there’s also plenty to explore, so a holiday here will equally suit history buffs and beach lovers.

Things to do in Skala

The Aeolos Beach Hotel is only a couple of minutes’ walk away from Skala’s long, sandy beach. It’s a quiet sanctuary here so although you won’t find many water sports, there are plenty of loungers and parasols.

If you fancy enjoying an evening out, then the nearest bars and restaurants are only a 10-minute stroll away, and plenty of these are family run. They serve traditional Greek food and offer evening entertainment.

For a day in Skala, simply take the beach road. A 20-minute walk will take you to the resort centre. Old ruins are dotted around the outskirts of the village, including an original Roman villa that includes a well-preserved mosaic floor that dates back to the third century.

The friendly locals will make every stay in Skala extra special. During your stay at the Aeolos Beach Hotel, expect chilled days and fun-filled nights.

Resort Summary

Skala is an Ionian Island known for idyllic natural beaches, fresh local food and pretty countryside villages. Offering a Blue Flag beach complete with isolated coves along the coast and pine forest views behind, Skala is the perfect place for snap-happy travellers on cheap holidays to Kefalonia. With year-round sunshine, you can escape the crowds out of season too – a time when holidaymakers come to enjoy hiking and relaxed coastal walks.

Shops and restaurants are centred on the high street, with many serving locally-reared meat, freshly-caught seafood, home-grown veg and island wine and cheese. The village reveals interesting ruins of a Roman Villa dating back from the 3rd century BC as well as making a good base to explore the rest of the island. The nearby port of Poros has ferries to the mainland, or you could travel to Kefalonia’s capital, Argostoli.