We spent two weeks here in early September. Very nice hotel, run by lovely people. Literally just across the road from the excellent beach. Staff were unfailingly friendly, polite & helpful. Angelo the barman makes a particularly fine mojito by the way. Denis the owner is really nice too, but watch him; he's a bit of a prankster!
Breakfast was simple, but sufficient. Beds comfortable, rooms clean etc. Safe and air conditioning at no extra cost. Pool area was nice, with enough sunbeds; but the beach is really good, and so close, that we hardly used the pool.
Lots of places to eat in the surrounding area, but we particularly liked the Paspalis (turn left out of hotel and walk about 200 yards; and try the Spagheti Marinara!), the Manor House (behind the kiosk, above Sally's Bar), and La Luna (corner at end of Main Street). For drinks, the Captain's Bar is fun for (rather weak) cocktails; plenty of other decent places too.
It's worth taking a day out on Vangelis' boat; we went to Ithaca, but I believe he does Zante too. A specific word of advice. if you're going on the Panem 'Southern Comfort' coach tour, don't go on Monday; St Georges Fort, one of the main attractions is closed Mondays. Funny, but they forgot to mention that when we bought the tickets. Good tour otherwise though; knowledgeable guides and plenty of stops.
We'll be back I hope!
- Also Known As:
- Makis Hotel Skala