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Skala description and photos - Greece: Kefalonia Island. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Skala.
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On the southeast coast of Kefalonia, 37 km from the capital, there is a small resort town of Skala. The picturesque village is famous for its beautiful sandy and pebble beaches with crystal clear waters and pine forests.
This settlement was built in 1956 to replace the old city, which was razed to the ground by an earthquake in 1953. The ancient city of Skala was located about 5 km from the coast on the slopes of a hill (like most Greek cities, to be able to avoid pirate attacks).
One of the main local attractions is the ruins of a Roman villa from the 3rd century AD. which were excavated in 1957. The highlight of the ancient structure is the perfectly preserved floor mosaics. Today this place is considered a museum and is open to visitors in the morning. Also of interest are the ruins of the sanctuary of Apollo (6-7 centuries AD), which are located about 3 km from Skala along the coastal road leading to the city of Poros. Fragments of the foundation and Doric columns have survived from the ancient temple. Important historical artifacts found during excavations are kept in the Archaeological Museum of Argostoli.
The Rock began to gain its popularity among tourists in the early 1990s. Today this place is the largest resort in the southern part of Kefalonia island and a huge number of tourists come here in summer. Here you will find an excellent selection of hotels and apartments, excellent restaurants, taverns and cafes, shops, supermarkets and souvenir shops, pharmacies, ATMs and much more. Some of the Skala beaches are beautifully equipped with umbrellas and sun loungers, while others retain their natural naturalness.
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