OK, stick with me on this one as this post is a biiiiiit late considering we visited Greece in July, but I stumbled across these pictures of our latest visit to Assos yesterday and I just love this part of Kefalonia too much not to share with you.
We have been to this island a few times now, and I love this picturesque, quiet island…but most of all, I love this small town and surrounding areas. If you are visiting the island, please make sure you make the trip to Assos at least once.
If you are driving from the south, the roads are windy, and a little bit scary but you’ll be met with stunning views like this, so totally worth it. You’ll also stumble across Myrtos beach, below, which is a showstopper. Although a little tip; in my opinion, it is better to admire it from above than actually to be on it.
^So many blues^
It is just passed this spot that you need to make a mountain detour now following a landslide, so head up and just keep going until you hit the clouds. You’ll come across a few friends on the way. Say hi to them for me.
And when you start to work your way down hill again, you will see your target.
Assos is on that tiny little bridge of land between the two bigger bits of land. Park up wherever you can as you near the village, and walk the rest.
Assos really is tiny, with about four or five taverna restaurants, a cafe bar and one little shop. There are a scattering of simple hotels, and a villa or two in the hills. The pace of life is slow, and all about alternating between taking a leisurely dip in the crystal clear water and eating freshly caught seafood.
As you stroll around, you can pick out your dream holiday home. Bagsie the pink one for me! But this beauty is still available if you don’t mind having me as a neighbour.
Every corner you turn, you’ll be greeted by stunning views and sea that begs to be dived in to!
Someone take me back, quick!