The beautiful seaside settlement of Skala, which lies southeast of Argostoli, has a population of about 600 inhabitants. Many of its buildings were reconstructed to their present state after the 1953 earthquakes and moved to the south, near the sea. The old village lies on a hill inland. The remains of a Roman villa with notable mosaics and the ruins of the temple of Apollo, which stands on the outskirts of Skala, can still be seen.
Skala is a region in the South - Eastern edge of Kefalonia, endowed by nature, a fantastic sea and fabulous beaches. Here, you can enjoy the countless kilometers of a mixture of sandy and shiny, colorfull, pebbled beaches, surrounded by impressive rocks, creeks and mystic caves.
The community of Skala comprises of the villages of Skala, Ratzakli, Alimatas, Koytrokoy, Fanies and Spathi and is about 37 km from Argostoli and 12 km from Poros. Skala is the largest resort in the south of the island. Its sandy beach is surrounded by pine trees.
The resort has grown rapidly over the past few years and parking near to the beach in Skala can be a problem, with everyone trying to find spots of shade under the pine trees.
Kaminia beach famous for its caretta caretta sea turtle is nearby on the road towards katelios. Katelios, a small but rapidly developing resort is definitely worth a visit and nearby Mounda and kaminia beaches where the turtles nest. It retains its laid back atmosphere, and If you want to just sit around a small harbour and relax and watch the world go by, this is the place!