The community of Skala is comprised of the villages of Skala,Ratzakli,
Alimatas,Koytrokoy,Fanies and Spathi. Skala is the largest resort in the south
of the island, and is very popular with visitors to the island. It has an
excellent sandy beach surrounded by pine trees. In the summer months there are
plenty of sunbeds (cost around 10 euro per day for a set) and a variety of water
sports are available.There is even a dive centre Bubbles, based in the
resort.Skala has many restaurants and tavernas as well as small supermarkets,
giftshops, a travel agents, bars, and car rental facilities. Many of these are
located along Skala's main street, but do explore the side streets as there are
car hire, shops and tavernas hidden away along many of these,which are often
more competatively priced.
There are lots of apartments but they tend to be block booked by the tour
operators so I would not recommend arriving here without a room booked in
advance, in high season.
The resort has grown rapidly over the last few years, with lots of quality new
accommodation being built along the road towards poros. Many of these are a fair
way outside of Skala and so car hire may be essential. It appears that there are
current plans to further develop Skala with a promenade, and more shops etc
being built along this coast road. There are now cash point facilities in Skala,
one machine next to CBR on the main street and the other down by the pine trees
before the beach.At the time of writing only one of these was in operation
Kaminia beach famous for its caretta caretta sea turtle is nearby on the road
towards katelios.(proceed down the track opposite the hotel Aliki) Skala is an
excellent choice for couples or families looking for a relaxed atmosphere with a
good range of tavernas and a selection of bars. Please be aware that parking
near to the beach in Skala can be a problem with everyone trying to find a
little spot of shade under the pine trees.
Katelios, a small but rapidly developing resort is definitely worth a visit for
its fresh fish tavernas and nearby Mounda and kaminia beaches where the turtles
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!
There is a lot of new accomodation being built, particularly along the road
leading down towards the beach. The beach itself at katelios is narrow and tends
to have a lot of seagrass.However, if you walk past the harbour area along to
the right, there is a small safe sandy cove which is shallow for a long way out
and excellent for the little ones to swim in.