My fiance and I have just returned from another wonderful week away in Skala. It was our first time staying at Socrates and it was fine - typical simple Greek self catering studio. In the past we've stayed at George Studios and Casa d'Ionio in the main street. All have been ok.
Our room was number 4 and we found it to be clean, tidy and generally well maintained. We made use of the available fan straight away as the room did become very warm. The fridge worked fine and the hob, though a little slow, worked. We boiled water for coffee and eggs and it was fine for that.
I read the really long review below just before we left and panicked a bit... but in our opinion it really wasn't that bad at all. In fact, I would have happily stayed there a few more nights if our flights were different. We were only maided once during the week, but I don't mind doing a little bit of washing up and taking out a small bag of rubbish to the bin is not really a massive chore, especially when you consider how cheap the holiday is! There was a loose wire here and there, and yes a few things are taped together, and not every switch worked, but nothing struck us as being unsafe. It adds to the charm - embrace it!
This is no-frills but friendly, well located accommodation. We found the locals to be affable and the bar/restaurant staff fantastic. Service is excellent and the food is great quality (particularly The Pines, Mi Abeli, La Luna and Flamingo). I am usually the one to suffer with a bad stomach when away from home, but I never have any issues in Skala. Many restaurants have free WI FI now which is great! (The Paradise beach - turn right at the bottom of the main street and walk until you get to the blue parasols - also has wifi).
We didn't eat at Socrates Taverna, mainly because we were keen to be in the main street, and also we wanted to see all the familiar faces! I'm sure it would have been good though, the restaurant always seemed to neat and tidy and there was always people at tables. There wasn't much noise at night either, which was a relief.
We had no problem with mosquitoes, and like the food - it is usually me that suffers when away. We 'spritzed' our wrists and ankles with Boots finest repellent each evening and neither of us were bitten.
- Also Known As:
- Socrates Studios Greece/Ionian Islands - Cephalonia