Two of my favourite places we went to in Greece were Fiskardo and Assos. Fiskardo is a little fishing harbour right on the northern tip of Kefalonia, it was the only place that escaped the 1953 earthquake relatively unscathed, and therefore it still has a lot of it's original Venetian buildings. Assos is a beautiful little village at the bottom of a mountain in a little bay right on the ocean.
We stayed in the south by St George's Castle, and it took us around an hour and a half on the coastal road. Assos is on the way back to the south of the island from Fiskardo, and right by famous Myrtos Beach. One of the great things about Kefalonia is that everywhere on the island is free parking, apart from the harbour-front at Argostoli, which is 50cents an hour. So we parked up at Fiskardo, and walked down to the small town.
It was a really lovely morning, just meandering and taking in the beautiful scenery and architecture. After Fiskardo we ventured down to Assos, which sort of reminded me of Neverland - seeing it from afar and then going down to this glorious little glimpse of paradise.
|Assos is in that thin bit that connects the mainland to what looks like an island.|
Assos was beautiful, there's a main beach which is great for swimming, and then there's a small cove just round the corner by the car park. Both have gorgeous azure waters! There are also a couple of tourist shops, mini marts, and restaurants, and that's it!
There are a few ruins of houses in the village from the earthquake, which I found fascinating. I didn't venture inside as I'm guessing they're unstable, but I had a peer in through the doors and windows...
After Assos we drove back to the villa, stopping off at the lookout point for Myrtos beach. We didn't go down there as it's a pebbly beach, rather than sand, and we didn't think the care we'd hired would get down the mountain..it struggled majorly with getting to Assos.
So this is my last Greece post, waaa! I'll give you more glimpses coming up in my Instagram Updates next week, as we went to a really beautiful beach while we were there that I wanna show you, but not do a full blog post on.