Kefalonia can boast about its countless oases and the charming village of Assos is definitely one of them. Located on the northern part of the island, it is embraced by tall pines and cypresses and bathed by the turquoise waters of the Ionian Sea which spread their refreshing breeze all over the region.
Nature has generously lavished this part of the world with beauty, greenness, idyllic beaches and a wholesome, favourable aura that is hard to find. This dreamy landscape is perfectly complemented by the beautiful Ionian architecture of Assos, which remains unchanged through the centuries, taking you on a journey back in time. Old mansions, stone paths and traditional cafés complete the canvas of magnificent scenery for you to behold.
In this area of unique natural beauty stands a graphical strip of land that connects Assos with the Venetian castlel.
The castle was built in the late 15th century, as a stronghold for pirates. It still retains its imposing appearance and is one of the most important historical monuments of Kefalonia. A visit there is almost imperative,as you shouldn’t miss wandering through the overgrown paths and the beautiful walking routes amidst surroundings of unique natural beauty.
The picturesque beaches highlight the amazing natural beauty of the area. Dive into the shimmering waters of Assos beach and surrender to a sense of liberation amidst its incredible beauty. Very close to Assos, you discover the famous beach of Myrtos, ready to welcome you among its gentle, turquoise waves. Pristine and blue Flag awarded, it is rightfully ranked on the list with the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Finally, at a distance of 30 km away from the colorful village of Assos, you will find the city of Argostoli, Kefalonia's capital, which will enchant you with its stately beauty, and its picturesque, sheltered bay. One of the most beautiful nearby destinations is the cosmopolitan Fiskardo, a precious Ionian jem, only 17 km from Assos. Fiskardo keeps its architectural charm untouched throughout centuries and calls you to discover its hidden treasures.