Skala is a resort that appeals to middle market families and couples. The younger families and couples tend to enjoy the resort more as it is very informal. If you enjoy spending your days at the beach, looking at nature and trying water sports then this is definitely the resort for you. The transfer time for this resort can be anything from 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes. This gives you more than enough time to look around at the surrounding scenery and gain an understanding of the location of the resort and the location of your accommodation within the resort. There are 3 miles of beach for you to enjoy in Skala. It is covered in fine, pale sand leading down to the waters edge. Both sunbeds and parasols are available for you to hire and water sports are available in peak seasons. Accommodation in the resort is good, consisting of self-catering apartments and hotels offering half-board and all-inclusive. All accommodation tends to be 2-4-stars with the odd 5-star as well.
Skala is home to a brilliant beach and therefore has some brilliant water sports on offer, particularly in the peak summer months. The water sports include windsurfing, surfing, scuba diving, snorkelling, jet-skiing, water-skiing, paragliding and hiring out pedalloes. Boat trips and swimming are also popular activities. Night-time turtle watches have proved to be very popular with people of all ages. If you prefer more sightseeing, then why not visit some of the historic sites such as the Roman ruins and mosaics or the 7th century BC temple of Apollo. There are also a number of local excursions for you to go on such as island tours seeing the Drogarati Cave, St George's castle, St Andreas monastery and a winery. There are plenty of boat trips to other island and resorts, a marine wildlife tour and a boat and coach trip to the historical site and museum of Olympia.
There are a number of taverns in the resort of Skala to choose from offering a number of cuisines but mainly the traditional Greek and seafood. Italian food is also a popular choice as well as the British breakfasts that are available in most cafés. There is a good choice of bars and taverns in Skala offering late night opening hours, cocktails and live music. Many places have Greek evenings which are popular with both tourists and locals and the open air nightclub just outside town is very popular. There are a number of tourist options available to you in Skala when it comes to shopping, you will find mini markets, souvenir shops and a few clothing outlets. There are cash machines available and a number of exchange outlets should you need them. Buses run regularly, taking you into resorts such as Argostoli. There are taxis available in the resort and car and motorbike hire are available.
Skala has brilliant weather with over 300 days of sunshine per year. Summers in Skala are long and hot with winters being cool and wet. The average annual temperature is around 17.5°C however temperatures have been known to rise to 27°C and above. In April, the average temperature is around 15°C but rises to 20°C in May. April and May have around 8 hours of sunshine a day, with this rising to 12 in July and August. October and September still see temperatures of around 17-23°C and 6-8-hours of sunshine a day. November to February, temperatures drop and you will see more rainfall.