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Skala Restaurant is located in one of the most magnificent spots in Oia. With the biggest terrace, the restaurant is charming and has a brick oven and seats under a rush and canvas awnings. The furniture is simple with red tablecloth which adds a dash of brightness to the place that is uniformly colored by the dominant island colors of sky blue and white. Guests who choose to sit on the seaward side of Skala can have a fabulous view of the cruise liners sailing across the caldera of Santorini. Equally spectacular is the view of the cliffside houses and blue-domed churches that are carved into the cliff side.
The food is typical and prices pretty reasonable. The traditional fare is regarded as authentic and tasty and includes Greek specialties, like lamb kleftiko, rabbit stew and foungato (zucchini frittata) served with yogurt sauce. Other Mediterranean delicacies, like shallot and-pine-kernel pastries as well as seafood pasta, are also a part of the menu. The mezedes served at the Skala can make up an entire meal. Popular among the mezedes are deep-fried chickpea balls, cheese-filled pastries, spring onions and pine kernels, stuffed mushrooms, fava beans and tzatziki. The dessert selection includes the traditional Turkish sweet called Baklava and pannacotta. Other favorite sweets are the nut pie with chocolate and orange and Skala's house ice cream. The restaurant is owned by Stavros Sigalas and Christos Markozanis. The restaurant is open all through the week from 12 noon to midnight.