Eleana Studios

Eleana Studios are a short walk from the centre of Skala and its big beach and lively bars and restaurants. The position is perfect if you want rolling countryside views and a rural setting, while being just five minutes from the action. Eleana Studios’ grounds are ideal for instant relaxation, with beautiful gardens and a large pool surrounded by loungers and parasols, as well as a poolside bar. The rooms are simple but comfortable with well-equipped kitchenettes and balconies that overlook the countryside and the sea. And as an added bonus, you can use the facilities at nearby Marietta Hotel, too.

Overview of Skala, Kefalonia

Once a small fishing village, the lively seaside resort of Skala specialises in authentic tavernas and welcoming bars steps away from the long sand-and-shingle beach -ideal for your holidays to Kefalonia. Stay in Eleana Studios or venture away from the beach to see Roman ruins and adventure along winding trails through a pretty pine forest.

Things to do in Skala, Kefalonia

Eleana Studios are a great self-catering base for exploring Skala and Kefalonia. Start with watersports on Skala’s huge beach – there’s everything from diving and snorkelling to paragliding, jet-skiing and windsurfing. For something more sedate, hop on a pedalo or glass-bottomed boat. A short drive away, Potamaki Beach is also worth a visit – but for a very different reason. This beach is a conservation area and home to rare loggerhead turtles. Join a special night trip to watch these magnificent animals lay their eggs in the sand. Back in Skala, wander around the souvenir shops for homemade crafts, leather goods, pottery and linens. And, while it’s not a party town, when the sun sets, the bars and tavernas create a fun, lively nightlife. It’s easy to see why Skala is such a popular resort. It brings together the best parts of Kefalonia holidays, but without the crowds. You can enjoy the delicious foods, lively bars and gorgeous views in your own time – and in a secluded setting.

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.