Assos (Kefalonia)

Assos: Aerial view over the causeway, with yachts moored on the village quay

Assos: Aerial view over the causeway, with yachts moored on the village quay

Assos is a charming quaint village. It’s built around a narrow isthmus which is all that prevents the peninsula becoming an island. The small pebbled beaches are popular with those wanting a swim.

There are several restaurants and cafes clustered around the small horseshoe bay. But before you sit down for dinner, take a walk up the hill to the Venetian castle. The fortifications here once included 2km of walls. In truth, there’s not much left of the castle to see, but it’s well worth the walk for the views.

The superb setting has recently attracted some development, particularly for the holiday trade. However, these are outside the centre of the village and if the walk up to the castle is too much, it’s worth at least taking a stroll through the back streets. If you need some provisions you’ll find some here.

There’s not much room on the small quay, nor to anchor. There’s often a swell that rolls in to the bay which can make it uncomfortable even in fairly light winds. In stronger blows this is definitely not a great place to stay. Consequently, many bareboat charter crews prefer to visit Assos by road, leaving the yacht in Fiskardo.

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