Discover Assos in Kefalonia

Picturesque village of Assos in Kefalonia with the small beach

One of the most picturesque villages in Kefalonia is Assos. Located on the northern side of the island, very close to the famous Myrtos beach, Assos is a nice place with colourful houses around a small fishing port and a Medieval Castle on top of the hill. This castle can be reached by foot through a paved path among lush green trees.

The port of Assos has a small beach, nice taverns and restaurants. Although the village also has some small Kefalonia hotels and apartments, it loses nothing from its traditional architecture and charm. This is a must place to visit in Kefalonia and can easily be combined with a swim at Myrtos beach.

A big thank you to the photographer Antonis Nikolopoulos for the beautiful photos

Sightseeing in Assos, Kefalonia
Entrance to the Medieval Castle of Assos in Kefalonia island, Greece

The Venetian Castle of Assos, located on top of a hill above Assos village, was constructed in the 16th century to protect the region from pirate attacks. Today very few remains survive from the castle, mostly external walls and an arched gate. Above this gate, there is a marble inscription with the winged-lion of Saint Mark, symbol of Venice. Inside the castle, there are ruins...