Asos Castle

Asos Castle dominates the charming small village.

Asos, often spelt Assos, is a small village on the north coast of Kefalonia set off the Argostoli to Fiskardo Road.

It is approached by a steep twisting road. Dominating the village is the Venetian castle which is connected to the village by an isthmus.

This rustic village, of roughly 100 inhabitants, contains some classic examples of the Venetian architecture that was abundant throughout Kefalonia before the 1953 earthquake. Alongside these, you will find several private houses, a small selection of villas and apartments, a handful of tavernas and a small mini-market.

Asos is a great place to unwind. There are fine taverns perched on the top of the bay, traditional buildings and narrow alleys which combine to create a cosy, quaint atmosphere.

You can explore the alleyways and sit out at a taverna and enjoy the passing scene. There is a small harbour from which local fishing boats set forth to sea.

The energetic can follow the footpath up to the castle, from which they wiil be reqarded with great views over the turquoise blue Ionian sea below.

Asos is not so much a resort, as a place to visit on a day trip. There are, however, several private studio appartments available to rent for those wishing to stay longer. Check locally for availability and rates.