With its horseshoe-shaped bay, azure sea and rolling hills, Assos is a peaceful paradise. Get away from the stresses of daily life, and enjoy the laidback pace, warm pebble beach and panoramic views. Whether you want to sunbathe by the sea, explore historical fortresses, or hike luscious countryside, Assos has something for everyone.
Soak up the sun in the western town of Assos. It's a brilliant place to base yourself for exploring Kefalonia, and any time between adventures can be spent indulging in the traditional tavernas and lazing by the sparkling sea.
All about that beach life
Everything in Assos revolves around the beach and its crystal-clear, shallow water. It's a popular spot with locals, and is safe for young children to enjoy, too. There's always plenty of sun loungers and umbrellas, so you can settle down for the day.
Up in the hills
Overlooking Assos is a formidable 16th-century hilltop fortress. Follow the pretty track through the countryside, but remember to wear sturdy shoes as it gets steep. Halfway up is a beautiful church, where you'll get glimpses of the views to come. Once you get to the castle, wander around the well-preserved ruins, and enjoy the views from the fortress walls. It should only take you an hour to walk there and back.
Fulfill your acting ambition
Relive the romantic scenes from Captain Corelli's Mandolin at Myrtos Bay. One of the pivotal locations from the iconic film, this white-sand beach with its turquoise water has a dreamlike beauty. It's the perfect place to spend the day lounging around, especially as it has its own beach bar.
Wind down or party on
When the night falls, so does the tempo in Assos. Chill out in the local tavernas, and chat over a bottle of local white wine. Or head up to the lively town of Fiscardo, where you can spend the night hopping between cocktail bars and dancefloors.
Broaden your horizons
Kefalonia's capital, Argostoli, is just a 50-minute drive away, so ensure you check the city out. Walk along the Drapano Bridge – the 19th-century 650-metre-long stone bridge. There are plenty of museums too, where you can learn about Kefalonia's fascinating history.
Nearest Airport to Assos
Kefalonia International Airport – 27 miles
Take a taxi or rented car from Kefalonia Airport, and you'll be in Assos in just over an hour.