Assos is a small village set in a sleepy bay, it’s not one of the main tourist resorts of Kefalonia
making it perfect for those wanting a traditional Greek, quiet and relaxing break. Assos is about an hours drive from both the capital Argostoli
and the airport.
Assos has a small shingle beach and a little fishing harbour so you can watch the locals going about their daily business whilst relaxing on the beach or getting a meal at a beach front restaurant.
Although there’s no major hotels in the area there are quite a few apartments and villas available so if you want to stay in Assos then you can, it’s probably more of a day trip destination for most visitors though.
This is a picturesque village with a slow pace of life and gorgeous scenery, it’s well worth a visit even if you decide not to stay here for your entire holiday and visiting Assos can easily be combined with a trip to Myrtos beach
which is just round the corner.
There’s one ATM on the road that leads out of town from the northern end of the beach. There’s no hire car outlets but you can rent a boat from close to the harbour and explore the Kefalonia coast line from there.
Nightlife in Assos is based around the water front region, there’s some attractive restaurants with outside dining areas amongst green trees and crazy paved walkways that are gorgeous places to sit and watch the world go by.
There’s no late night bars with music or other entertainment and certainly no clubs. You won’t find Karaoke bars or anything like that, in Assos you relax with a nice evening meal and a few drinks and that’s it.
is in the hills close to the village so that’s an obvious place to visit whilst in Assos, Also near by is Myrtos beach which is one of the most picturesque and often photographed beaches in Greece let alone Kefalonia.
Assos is a good base if you want to explore the resorts in the north of the island like Fiskardo
and Agia Efimia
or if you’re going to the caves around Sami
but not ideal for regular trips to Argostoli or round to the Paliki peninsula.