Opening its doors in 2007, Skala Bar became the first bar in Amopi. It is one of the most special places in Karpathos and you should not miss it when visiting the island. The bar is situated on the top floor and because of the unique architecture of the building there is an amazing view all over Amopi.
Don’t let the stairs stop you from going in. The reward after a 20 step climb is the breeze you will get. Because of the higher setting it is always cool which can be very pleasant after sunbathing on one of the beautiful beaches close to Skala. Just down from us there is Votsalakia Beach. This beach is a fine pebble beach and the best place in Karpathos for snorkeling. On the left of Skala you will find a big sandy beach called Big Amopi. Because of its gently shelving beach and shallow waters this beach is ideal for children.
Just in front of Skala Bar is a beautiful small chapel that is still in use. If you are lucky you might be able to witness a traditional wedding or baptism. Or maybe you will visit during the celebration of the nameday of the church on 29th June. The night before, many locals attend for food, wine and music. It is a wonderful event and you can sit on our balcony with a beer, wine or cocktail and see the people dancing and singing below.
Skala Bar Karpathos
Another very special time at Skala is during full moon. Watching the moon rise out of the ocean is a breathtaking experience which cannot be described. You have to see it for yourself.
Skala Bar is not only a place to have an evening drink. We are also open in the daytime and you can relax on the terrace over a coffee, ice cream, fresh juice or fantastic milkshake. We also serve some snacks such as toasts, waffles or other finger foods. If you want to enjoy those on the beach, no problem, we also serve Take Away