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Skala used to be a small fishing village, but now it has turned into a typical holiday resort. It is located on the southern coast of Kefalonia, and is less than forty kilometers away from the capital Argostoli. It is a very popular village with beautiful scenery and a fantastic golden beach. A great feature of Skala is the very scenic pine forest in the behind. Skala is close to many popular places for sightseeing, and it can serve as an ideal base for exploring the wider area.
Thanks to the great weather, Skala can be visited all year long. Average temperatures in the summer are around 26 C, and July and August are the hottest months with temperatures often in the mid-30s C. May, June and September are also very pleasant months to visit Skala, less crowded, with warm temperatures in the 20s C. Winters are mild and temperatures almost never drop below 12 C.
Skala has a lovely beach made of shingle and sand. It stretches for about three kilometers along the beautiful pine trees, and is considered one of the best on the southern coast of Kefalonia. On the beach there are plenty of options for different water sports, and you can also hire sunbeds and parasols. There are a few beach bars and snack bars where you can get snacks and drinks, or you can pick a spot that is more secluded and enjoy peace and quiet. In the village of Skala you will find plenty of bars, tavernas, restaurants, markets and shops for all your needs. They are all located near the main street and around the small main square.
Skala is ideal for couples, thanks to the pretty beaches and good nightlife. It is also good for those that want to admire nature and lush scenery. Walkers and hikers would love this place as there is a very nice countryside nearby. In close proximity to the resort are the ancient Temple of Apollo and the famous Drogarati Cave. On the southern side of Skala you will find a few interesting caves and secluded coves which you can explore. Above the beach there is one very attractive Roman villa dating from the third century. There you can admire the wonderful Roman mosaic floors and great architecture from those times.
Just outside Skala, on the main road that leads towards Poros, you will find the Temple of Apollo dating back from the seventh century BC. You can reach the Temple by foot if you take a three kilometer coastal walk towards Poros. There you can see the remains of old Doric columns and the ancient foundation stones. Close to the ruins you will also find the small church of Aghios Giorgios, built with stones taken from the walls of the Temple. In front of the chapel there is a track that leads to the top of the nearby cliff that overlooks a nice, small harbor. Behind temple ruins you will also find a path that leads to one small shingle beach.