We had a great time - we were there for 2 weeks starting from the 28th May. The weather got progressively warmer whilst we were there and it was hot sunshine every day for the last few days. We would definately consider going back in the future.
We swam in the sea every day - probably the clearest water we have ever seen!
We prebooked a return taxi transfer with Thompson for £70. Definately the way to go to and from the resort rather than the bus as the taxis had air con and on the way to Skala we had a really good guided tour!
The Makis was very nice - great location and really friendly staff. Especially liked the rat pack singer on a Tuesday and Friday night. The rooms were not the best I have stayed in (but then it was a 2 week holiday for £1000) but we slept well every night and they were cleaned every day. Our room (202) could have done with a bit of repainting.
We have not been to Greece for a couple of years and were suprised at the prices - a large beer is approx 2.5 - 4 euros depending on where you go, a pair of sunbeds and an umbrella were 6 euro, cocktails varied between 3.50 euro (Sallys happy hour), 5.5 euro (Captains happy hour) upwards. A litre of local wine was good value at approx 8 eutos. Evening meals for 2 varied between 30 euro and 50 euro (including drinks) dependant on what we ate, drank and which eateries we used. Our favourite eateries were: The Pines (the chefs menu displayed outside) is always good value and tasty, Symposium - a bit posher with great piano music and a small restraunt behind the church next to the School La Pikontia???? (really good traditional food). At lunctimes we used to get a sandwich or kebab in pitta (really nice andonly 2 euros) from the Deli Veto on the main street and eat lunch on the beach.
We took 1000 euros with us and ended up buying our last 2 nights meals on credit card as both the cash machines in Skala had run out of money at about the same time as us!! Therefore I would definately take some cash with you rather than just assuming you will be able to get it out in Skala, credit cards also seem to be widely accepted. I pre-ordered our cash from crown currency exchange - got a really good rate and will definately use again.
We took a days boat trip to Ithaca with Captain Vangeli - his boat leaves the beach at 9am every day and does various trips. The current price is 25 euros per person (not including food or drink - you can take your own, buy drinks on board plus there are 2 stops for sight seeing / food and 2 swim stops). Really highly recomended and much better value than the advertised Thomson day cruises (60 euros each!!).
If anyone has any queries I'm happy to help!