Sights

Skala has a couple of religious sites, including the place where St John first baptised the locals in AD 96, just north of the beach. To find out more and to see religious objects from across the island, visit the Orthodox Culture & Information Centre in the harbourside church.

If you feel like a workout, climb to the remains of an ancient acropolis on the hillside to the west of town. The route is not well signposted – head for the prominent chapel then follow the dirt trail across the fields full of wildflowers and lizards. The views from the top are stunning.