Welcome to Assos, the most fairytale town in Greece

The charming town of Assos, a fascinating little pearl of Kefalonia, is among the hidden places in Greece worth visiting.
Welcome to Assos, the most fairytale town in Greece
The picturesque town of Assos, pearl of the island of Kefalonia

About 36 km north of Argostoli, the capital of Kefalonia, not far from Myrtos beach, lies the small but charming town of Assos, a hidden place of great beauty that is undoubtedly worth visiting. A small jewel symbol of the Mediterranean, which should not be missed for its harmonious mix of picturesque elements, which offers experiences of total relaxation in nature.

The charming town of Assos in Greece

Assos is developed on a horseshoe-shaped peninsula, in the northwest part of Kefalonia, one of the best European destinations, and is home to around a hundred inhabitants. It is a charming and colorful town, perched above the turquoise waters of this beautiful Greek island, full of picturesque towns and villages, but without a doubt this is one of the prettiest.

To get there you have to immerse yourself in a natural landscape that thrills you at every glance. From the coastal road, the sharp curves that lead to the city are surrounded by cypress forests that gradually reveal red roofs and pastel facades. Some houses and restaurants overlook the small square, as well as the pier where the fishing boats or the few yachts that dock there dock. You walk through narrow streets lined with bougainvillea and old churches. But the most fascinating attraction is the Castle of Assos.

Assos Castle, a Venetian attraction on the island of Kefalonia

Splendid example of the military architecture of one of the most beautiful and famous islands of Greece (here, however, we have told you about the least known), the Castle was built by Venetians in the 170th century, at the request of locals who wanted the foundation of a second fortress after that of Aghios Gheorgios, to more effectively protect Kefalonia from pirate raids. The building was built on top of a rocky hill, XNUMX meters high, which occupies the entire peninsula entering the blue waters of the Ionian Sea, and has as its only access a very narrow strip of land that connects it with the coast.

Today you can admire the ruins of the powerful walls, the bastions, the two gates, the house of the Venetian High Commissioner and the church of san marcos. Access to the castle is via a renovated stone path, and nearby is the small abandoned church of the prophet Elijah, built in 1888 on the ruins of another small church dating from the year 1500.

The beaches, small paradises

Aman to Assos over all the two beaches, both with a splendid view of the bay and ideal settings for water lovers. dive. The landscape in which they are immersed, with the intense green of the surrounding forests framing the crystal-clear waters, is a real treat for the eyes. One is right in the village, in high season you can rent sun loungers and sun loungers with umbrellas, while one part always remains free. Behind it there are two restaurants and nearby there are cafes, bars and shops.

The second, smaller beach is located on the road that leads to Assos Castle. It is completely free but less crowded than the other, which makes it perfect to enjoy an idyllic private experience and also very romantic, if you stay until sunset. Furthermore, 11,5 km from Assos, there is the splendid Myrtos beach, the pride of Kefalonia, considered the most beautiful in greece.

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