Assos

Assos

In the northern part of Kefalonia lies a beautiful village, Assos, belonging to the municipality of Erisos. The village is built like an amphitheatre around the peninsula, surrounded by pine and cypress trees awaiting the visitor to discover it.

Prepare your camera because the scenery is absolutely unique. It is a traditional village which has retained the traditional Ionian architecture for the most part.

The astonishing attration of this village is its castle, which along with that of Agios Georgios is the most important of Kefalonia. It was built in the late 15th century to protect inhabitants from pirate raids. Great battles were fought here, in order to defend the islad of Kefalonia. In the early history the castle was used as a prison from the Greek government.

Although this side of Kefalonia is known for its beach Myrtos, several small and hidden beaches are also worth visiting.


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