Assos

The village of Assos is built in one of the most picturesque parts of the island astride the narrowest point of the narrow Assos promontory.

The houses, with their distinctive local architecture, are tucked away amidst the thick vegetation of pine and cypress trees. The picturesque little harbour with its fishing boats is also a mooring for a large number of private yachts.

The castle is of Venetian origin and preserves its mysterious atmosphere. Built at the end of 16th century to protect the inhabitants from pirate raids, is in a good state of preservation. Parts of the fortifications can be seen, together with the entrance to the castle and the ruins of the home of the Venetian “Proveditore” who had his seat here, as well as the church of Agios Markos. The wooded hill on which the fortress stands affords breathtaking views of Myrtos bay, the northern coast of the Lixouri peninsula, as well the west coast of the Erisos peninsula.