On the route from Argostoli to Fiskardo, Assos from afar looks like a green hourglass thrown into the sea. The magnificent view across the picturesque peninsula is sure to entice you to make a small detour and drive the 4 km winding road that will take you to the harbor surrounded by pine trees and colorful houses.
The former capital of the northern part of Kefalonia is 30 km from Argostoli and is located very close to the famous beach of Myrtos. A walk in Assos starts from Paris central square, named in honour of the assistance given by France to rebuild the village after the devastating earthquake of 1953. Enjoy a stroll through the narrow streets with pre-earthquake mansions, dip in the calm waters of the bay’s pebble beach and relax in the taverns serving local dishes and seafood specialties.
On the high hill that is joined to the island by a narrow strip of land, stand the ruins of a 15th century Venetian fortress. Once an important fortress with walls 2 km long and later on a rural prison, the fortress of Assos currently offers peaceful walks among the ruins and stone paths set amongst cypress and olive trees, with panoramic views of the green bay.