Not going to wax lyrical as its all been said quite correctly above for several years, and that is that the Anassa is truly SPOT ON.
This was our first trip to Scala and the Anassa [ having been twice to Lassi in Kefalonia before ] and our 14th trip to the Greek islands. So we have stayed in very varied standards of accomadation over the years as other Greek reguars will know !
However the Anassa is right up there at the top of the tree as far as we are concerned, very friendly owners and staff, spotless rooms and grounds and right on the beach as well.
Only once in my lifetime have I stayed at a place more than once, but I would add the Anassa to that list no problem......
Often I have found on these reviews that little is said of budgeting for a visit, well if I may be of assistance so to speak regarding general prices in and around Scala which may be helpfull to travellers going soon.
On our first night we had a starter, two main courses, a half jug of wine and a large bottle of water all for just 27 euros at a restaurant just along from the Anassa. On another night we went elsewhere and had just two main Greek dishes and again a large bottle of water for a meagre 18 euros !
Not really expensive at all, and no we are not tight but we struggle to eat when its so warm........
None of the restaurants are overly dear as most are competing with each other so the prices dont vary much. I can't comment on none Greek fare as thats all we eat..
The bars are excellent in Scala in particular "the captains bar" and "Veto" . Both lively and busy till late. There are loads of others but we stuck mainly to these two after 11 ish, or "Sallys bar" for a quieter drink as an alternative.
I reckon all the bars do offers on prices up to 9 pm with pints of Mythos averaging 2.50 euros, going up to 3 or 3.50 after 9pm, and cocktails and long drinks following the same route.
Imported drinks are expensive such as Stella Artois 5 euros a pint, alco pops like Bacardi breezers / Smirnoff Ice all 5 euros as you would expect. Stick to the local stuff and you wont go wrong, our bar bil in the "captains" one night was 70 euros but that was for a hell of a lot of vodka and cokes [ yamass time ] ! ! !
Not bad considering the three Norwegians who slurrped their way through 162 euros worth of cocktails, headaches all round for those guys next morn......
Overall you will enjoy Scala and the wonderfull Anassa, if I had one tiny gripe, and it is tiny, that the beach was too gritty and stoney for me, and watch your young kids as it drops off depth wise very very quickly........
- Also Known As:
- Anassa Hotel Cephalonia