Rustic seclusion

Assos is a restful village on the west coast of Kefalonia, a beautiful Greek island south of the mainland. It’s nestled on the side of a horseshoe-shaped bay filled with azure waters. There are a handful of waterside tavernas down by the harbour, each with views of the pebbly beach. At the back of the village are rolling hillside carpeted with cypress and pine trees. And on top of one of the hills sits a huge 16th-century fortress overlooking the village.

A secluded beach

There are pebbles on the beach here, but they’re small and smooth enough to walk over. The beach is the real centrepiece of the village and it’s always popular with local families enjoying the clear shallow waters. There are sunloungers and umbrellas dotted around, so it’s really geared for long, lazy days. For a change of scene, one of the island’s most beautiful beaches is at Myrtos Bay, 15 minutes’ drive away.

Daytrips to Argostoli

The island’s capital Argostoli is 50 minutes’ drive away. The town’s big draw is the Drapano Bridge, a 650-metre long stone bridge built in the 19th-century. Halfway along is an obelisk dedicated to the bridge’s architect. There are also a couple of museums to explore. First up, the Archaeological Museum houses Greek and Roman relics found on the island. Then there’s the Folklore Museum, which includes a scale model of a 19th-century Kefalonian house.

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