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Area: Assos - Erisos  [Map ]


Assos is one of the most beautiful and picturesque villages of Kefalonia amphitheater built around the peninsula, surrounded by lush areas. The village retains its authentic traditional Ionian architecture and the rich vegetation of tall pines and cypress trees meets the blue waters of the Ionian and create an idyllic setting that only nature could create.


Near Assos you will find wonderful beaches. Apart from the beach with clear shallow waters, there are many small, hidden, beaches you will surely love. The best beach of Assos is Myrtos beach. It is described as one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe and is a registered trademark of Kefalonia. You, therefore, have to visit it.


Old capital, in 1593 and main port area of Erisos, with the famous Venetian fortress of the 16th century and the old rural prisons that operated until 1953.


Specifically, in the late 15th century the Venetians built a fortress that is maintained until today. The castle of Assos had significant military importance. Along with the castle of St. George, were the two most important strongholds of Kefalonia and made Assos the capital of the north side of the island.


The distance from the rest of the island, made it difficult to create a large urban center in Assos. In the following centuries that the administrative center was moved to Argostoli, Assos Castle and that of St George, which was the capital of the island, declined. For some decades the castle of Assos was used by the modern Greek state as a prison.


Today reminds visitors the old glories. From the ruins you can admire the magnificent views of the Ionian Sea.

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