For an Eagles fan, choosing the Crystal Palace Studios was a "no brainer" - and we weren't disappointed.
After a very early start, being allocated the dreaded room 403 sent my husband into full Victor Meldrew mode but Nick (the owner) was very gracious, patient and undestanding and moved us to room 306 which was flooded with light and had glorious views of the sea in front and the hills behind. (Thanks Nick - we were truly grateful for your kindness when we know we were very grumpy!)
The apartment complex is spotlessly clean and beautifully maintained. All the staff were smiley and friendly and made us feel welcome and valued. The rooms are spacious and well equipped (toaster, microwave... even a shower curtain!) and the location is just the perfect distance from town and beach to make for a totally relaxing break. The beach is accessed via a private track and, about 5 o'clock in the afternoon, is just about perfect.
It's about a 10-15 minute walk into town from the Crystal palace but there are no hills and the bamboo walk back to the apartments is quite magical at night (the possums(?), lizards and one eyed cat added to the charm :) ). Skala isn't the most charismatic of towns but certainly has its fair share of quality restaurants :) We didn't have a bad meal anywhere but I urge you to go to the Old Village which was superb!
We took advantage of the extremely reasonably priced (25 euro) Panem "Island Tour" which was a full day trip taking in all the major sights of Kefalonia. It was far cheaper than hiring a car; we were never made to feel rushed and were treated to an amusing, knowledgeable and very interesting commentary by the tour guide.
All in all, our hoilday at the Crystal Palace Apartments was brilliant! Book now!
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