Assos is at the far south-west of the Erisos region and just north of Myrtos Beach, it’s picture postcard appearance makes it a very popular destination. The downhill road to the village is spectacular and full of twists and turns affording stunning views out to the Ionian Sea; on a good, clear day you will be able to see the village and the peninsular behind which is home to the castle.
The village itself, although small is full of life during the summer months and parking can sometimes be difficult, but if you do manage to find a space it’ll be well worth it. There are 2 small beaches and a good choice of bars and tavernas, as well as some souvenir shops.
John.H ”Assos is picture postcard pretty with beautifully clean, calm water for swimming and a small but excellent selection of friendly tavernas. It was the perfect setting for a chilled villa holiday…..
….. We enjoyed going to the butchers in the hills where we bought meat for the BBQ and fresh feta from the barrel. Greek holidaying at its best”
Sara ”We visited Assos for a day and absolutely loved it, so picturesque, just beautiful. We plan to stay for a couple of nights next time we go to Kefalonia”
Out & about
Where the road between Digaleto and Argostoli meets the road to the national park of Mount Ainos is an excellent viewpoint to take pictures from.
You will find the Roman Villa of Agia Efimia on the road parallel to the waterfront, it’s on the opposite side of the road, just past the Aquatic Scuba Diving Club.
Ancient Sami, built deep in the natural bay, was one of the four cities – States of the “Cephalonian Tetrapolis” which flourished during the Classical and Hellenistic period (5th to 2nd century. BC).
Assos beach is a compact pebbly stretch of coastline right at the heart of the picturesque village of Assos. The beach faces west towards the…
The road to the ruins of Saint Fanentes Monastery is between Sami and Antisamos beach,
The castle of Assos is a fine example of military architecture, British general Charles James Napier described it as stronger than Gibraltar.
Approximately 2km north west of the village of Divarata, is the more well known southern viewpoint which overlooks Myrtos beach.
Approximately 2km north of the village of Divarata, by the newly repaired road, is the northern viewpoint of Myrtos beach.
Look down across the valley and prepare to be amazed!
Approximately a 15 minutes drive away, above the village of Sami is the ruined village of Palia Vlahata, it was devastated by the earthquake which…
Awarded Blue Flag status for 2021 Kefalonia’s iconic Myrtos beach, with its 700 metre long arc of dazzling white pebbles. It is one of the…
In nearby Karavamilos is the beautiful naturally occurring Melissani Lake. It was discovered in 1951 and is directly in the flow of sea water which…
High above the streets of modern day Sami and about 1.5km from the Agioi Fanentes Monastery sits the Acropolis of ancient Sami.
Assos – footage from 2017 by Josh Harvey