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andmil8386's review of Skala San Giorgio Hotel

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“Blue sky, crystal clear water,scary mountain roads and...”

Written on: 18/07/2012 by andmil8386 (1 review written)

My husband and I just came back from a week at San Giorgio and we absolutely loved it!!I spent two weeks browsing all possible islands and types of accommodation and realised that it is very hard to find a place with high ratings, close to the beach, with good food and reasonable price.
We booked the last room available - twin with inland view, half board. We didn't expect much and were even a bit scared when during our transfer we saw where were some people being dropped off, far from the world and not to mention town or beach. But we liked the place the moment we saw it. Our room was great size and we could even see the sea from the terrace.
Location wise it is far from Skala where the main beach is but we did not need to go to Skala and the main beach. The nearest access to the sea is 5 mins walk, just accross the road from Porto Scala, down the stairs and cliffs and it is a perfect spot for snorkeling. The best feeling ever swimming around and seeing over 100 fish chilling out around you so close you can almost touch them, fantastic!! 15 minutes walk down the main road is the nearest access to the sea. It is not the best beach in the world, quite rocky but I think the purpose of the beach is to access the beautifully warm crystal clear sea. We called it our beach and no matter where else we went we most liked that spot.
We rented a car through Rob (the Olympic holidays representative) which turned out to be a great thing and a good deal - 3 days + 1 Free for 155 euros, quick and very simple process and well worth the money. We drove all around the island. Very scary mountain roads but beautiful views, amazing. It was not very busy on the roads, most cars are rented probably by English people not used to drive on the other side of the road so everyone was driving very slowly.
We were on half board basis, breakfast was good, there was some hot food but we were not interested in that, it gets so hot from early morning that last thing we wanted was a heavy hot breakfast. Diner was great,big portions, very tasty, with good service, you must have a greek salad to share and then one of the greek dishes each as main. We were so glad we booked half board, the easiest thing after a busy day driving around the island is to have a diner at the hotel rathar then looking for a place in town. My husband is a chef and he gets a bit fussy with food but he loved everything at San Giorgio.
The must see things on the island are Drogarati Cave, Melissani lake and Myrthos beach all maximum hour drive from Skala. We visited all other bigger towns/villages and realised that Skala is the best place to stay if you want a quiet holiday with a nice beach where you don't have to fight for a space to put your towel. But if you are looking for a place to have fun, go out and party please stay away as Kefalonia does not need ruining the quiet rustic feel it has.

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