Assos, Kefalonia, a place for romantics!

An island of exquisite beauty!

The tiny secluded village of Assos, Kefalonia, is perhaps one of the most romantic settings on the island of Kefalonia. Located on its west coast it has a horse-shoe shaped harbor nestled at the foot of an old Venetian fortress

Assos

A stunning island…

Kefalonia (Cephallonia) is the largest island in the Ionian Sea along Greece’s western coast. It is known for its crystal clear waters, beautiful beaches, picturesque villages, medieval castles and monasteries, and recently, as serving as the setting of the movie “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin”.

“Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Myrtos Beach, northwest of the island, is ranked as one of the best in the world due to the shade of turquoise as the waves pick the fine marble sediments creating sediment plumes. The steep cliffs framing the beach give it a dramatic effect.

Myrtos Beach

Xi beach is definitely one of the most famous beaches on the island. Surrounded by white rocky hills and reddish brown sand, it is called Xi due to the fact that the cove where it sits is X-shaped. Shallow waters are ideal for kids!

Sandy red beach at Kefalonia island in Greece

The sky-blue lake was originally hope of the nymphs. Legend has it that the nymph Melissanthi drowned herself here over unrequited love for god Pan. Hauntingly beautiful it is a unique phenomenon created by water erosion of calcerous rocks.

Melissanthi

Drogarati Cave was discovered 300 years ago and opened to the public in 1963. The cave was discovered after a strong earthquake that revealed its entrance. Speleologist say that the cave is about 150 million years old and is a rare geological phenomenon with its beautiful formations of stalactites and stalagmites.

Drogarati Cave

The Church of Agia Paraskevi in Lepeda is tucked away at the end of Lepeda Beach. It sits on the remains of an ancient monastery.

The Church of Agia Paraskevi in Lepeda

Assos is a picturesque village north of Argostoli. Home to 100 people it is a magical place to visit thanks to its traditional architecture and colorful, narrow alleyways.

Assos

Dating back to the Byzantium, St. George’s Castle took its current form in the early 16th century from the Venetians who liked to build their forts close to the sea in order to command the trade ruits. The old fort sits at the edge of the Livatho Valley and has fallen into the hands of the Byzantines, Franks and Turks before Venetians liberated it from the Turks in 1500.

St. George’s Castle

Mount Ainos is known for its dense forest, home to a number of species that are endemic to Greece. The area has been designated as a National Park.

Mount Ainos

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