Just north of the beautiful beach of Myrtos lies the sleepy pretty village
A series of hairpin bends takes you down from the cliff top road to the
bottom where you will find the romantic village.
Assos has a "lost in time" feeling to it. It is almost as if
once you are encased in the atmosphere of the village you simply forget
the rest of the world exists.
There is a small village square with a few tavernas and restaurants, there
is a small harbour where little fishing boats bob up and down and you may
even catch a glimpse of a luxury yacht or two. Assos does have a small
pebbly beach where you can sunbathe and the waters are clear and shallow.
The pretty coloured houses dotted around nestling into the craggy hillside
all have wonderful views of the bay.
This is the place to come and while away the day and do nothing, except
sample the local wine, try the fresh fish , relax and just absorb up the tranquility
and peacefulness that is Assos.
Not many places have such a dramatic setting as Assos, Sadly as with the
rest of the villages and towns in Kefalonia the 1953 earthquake took it's
toll on the village leaving most of the building damaged. The Venetian
architecture still remains, if only in a ruined state. It serves as a
ghostly reminder of days gone by. There are back streets for you to wander
around, however it does get hotter further back into the village so the
use of a hat might be an advantage.
While Assos may be a fantastic relaxing base car hire is a must if you
wish to see other locations around the island, Assos tends to feel a
Myrtos beach is just around the bay and can be reached via the cliff top
road, here you will have great views of the surrounding area and of Assos
itself, so camera at the ready!
The islands capital Argostoli is approximately 45 minutes away by motor
vehicle, and the international airport an hour away.
There is new development in Assos, it's certainly not the ugliest or
largest new build on Kefalonia, that honor goes to the KABC near
Lixouri.. A new villa complex has been built facing the fortress. It is
not up to me to comment on the villas, all I will say is they are very
modern in appearance . they look plush and have private pools along with a
great view. All I will say is I hope Assos doesn't lose it's quaintness in