As Greece is part of the EU the currency in Kefalonia is the Euro which means that your travel money is easy to obtain form your own bank, post office or travel agent. When you arrive in Kefalonia you will find many cash point machines, bureaux de change and banks at which you can change your pounds to euros although be sure you check the exchange rate first to get the best deal possible.
The nearby town of Fragata holds an annual wine festival every August. A fantastic event for visitors interested in trying local wines, the festival is hosted by the Robola cooperative, which produces most of Kefalonia’s wine, a dry white made with the robola grape. The festival features free tasting and as well as plenty of food and music.
Kefalonia enthusiastically celebrates Carnival, which is traditionally held before Lent. The town of Argostoli, less than an hour’s drive from Skala, is a great place to join in with Carnival for its parades, floats and festivities.
- How to Make a Greek Salad - Made with ripe tomatoes, chunks of cucumber, small peppers, onions, juicy kalamata olives and feta cheese drizzled with nothing more than intense Greek extra virgin olive oil
Best time to visit: June is a popular month for warm sunshine and quieter beaches. Kefalonia experiences a typically Mediterranean climate, with long, warm summers and mild winters. Summers kick off around May, and usually stay in the mid 20s (°C) through to October. The hottest weather in Skala comes in July and August, which can peak in the 30s.