Spent two weeks at the Socrates Apartment at the end of July/August 2009 the weather was very hot and in possible to sleep at night as the apartments have no air conditioning the up side for the Socrates Apartments is that they are outstandingly clean, spacious and in an ideal location. Having the Big Village opposite was great as you have access to the pool and bar.
Aquarius is an awesome restuarant, the staff are very attentive and friendly. To get a table you will have to get there early because it gets busy or reserve a table for the next night. If you go there i recommend the French style onion soup as a starter, it's gorgeous! keep it up aquarius!
While staying in Skala for two weeks we ate at Siroco 3 times. If you find your self in Skala i recommend you try this restaurant. The staff are extremely friendly and the food is lovely. Siroco has quality food and a really great price we have a family of four and we had starters and mains and it came to around 50 euros each time.
Visited Skala and the Noufaro Garden Bar - this is no longer a restaurant but a lovely bar were you can people watch. The music was a bit cheesey so my daughter nicked name it the cheesey bar. No matter what time you went in at night we were always greeted with a smile.
Passing the Captains Bar after the beach we noticed it was happy hour from 6-9 and the atmosphere was amazing. We thought it would be a change as our children were always too young to go in a bar but now they are a reasonable age. They did an amazing range of different cocktails and wines and beers. While me and my husband had a glass of wine our children had an non-alchoholic fruit cocktail, they enjoyed it so much they had another one and we decided to come back the next night. Whilst walking back from the bar we realised everyone was dressed up to go out and there was us dressed in our swimming things we'd had so much fun in the bar it was 8:00 aprox. when we left. The next night my husband had a cocktail and it was soo nice we all ended up drinking it. I recommened you try this bar out with great drinks, servce and atmosphere you'll regret it if you miss it.
We visited Skala 4 times with a three year gap between the 3rd and 4th visit for those first 3 years we went to this bar alot but when we went this year we were very disappointed. A waiter stormed up to us with a menu and as soon as we said we only wanted a drink he stormed off with a misserable look on his face but saying that they all did. We ordered some drinks and stayed there for a bit we decided not to go in the pool so me and my dad played bat and ball the back. While paying for the bill we noticed the drinks were quite expensive. More expensive then what we had payed at other places. Over all i believe it isn't as good as we thought it was from past years.