Why Kefalonia

Castle of Assos

One of the two (2) castles which should not be missed out during your visit in Kefalonia is the Castle of Assos.

This castle is a genuine example of the Venetian fortification art. The Venetians wanted to establish a strong castle and state with a permanent population.

It is built on the peninsula of Assos, a highly strategic position. Nowadays you can enjoy the view and admire what is left of its former glory.

One of the monuments on this castle is the residence of the Venetian ruler (1593), the barracks and the church of Saint Marco. The big vault entrance of the castle still stands impressive and is preserved in good condition.