Tara Beach Hotel

The Tara Beach Hotel is a traditional, family-run venue with pretty, whitewashed looks. It’s friendly, too, and the manager makes a point of remembering everyone’s name.

A terrace surrounds the large walk-in pool. Next to this, there are gardens planted with orange and lemon trees, as well as bougainvillea – and all the greenery provides plenty of natural shade from the heat.

A continental buffet breakfast is served daily. You can either eat in the restaurant or outside under the pergola. And at lunchtime, you can choose between the pool bar and the snack bar.

Overview of Skala

Skala has benefitted from a renewed tourism focus, so when you stay at the Tara Beach Hotel, you’ll be close to everything you need for a sun-drenched holiday. A secluded yet modern resort, Skala welcomes visitors with its beautiful mixture of gorgeous beaches and wonderful countryside. If you’re looking for culture, the ruins on the outskirts of the village are the place to be.

Skala is popular with people searching for holidays to Kefalonia because it has retained most of its local charm. Expect local food, a friendly welcome and plenty of family fun.

Things to do in Skala

A friendly atmosphere combined with a great location make the Tara Beach Hotel one of the most popular hotels in Skala. It’s just a few minutes’ walk from Skala’s shingle beach, which is accessed via a slope. When you’re down on the sand, you’ll feel like you’re in a snug sanctuary. There aren’t many water sports on the sand, but it’s a great place for kids to swim.

The shops and tavernas of Skala are just a few minutes’ walk up the hill. The old fishing village was levelled by an earthquake in 1953, but you can still see the ruins on the outskirts of the village. There’s also an original Roman villa that’s incredibly well preserved.

With idyllic beaches, fresh local food and pine-forested views, stays in Skala are perfect for snap-happy travellers.

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.