The shoreline of Skala specializes in quaint. This is in sharp contrast to the 16th century when it began evolving into a major commercial port. The inner harbor was once lined with warehouses, hustling shoremen and trading merchants. Today, as you stroll along a cement promenade encircling the harbor, you will see small colorful boats tethered against the quay and yachts in the marina. There are also daily ferries providing transportation to neighboring islands.