Five minutes down a stepped alley leads to the tree-lined plateia of Assos, surrounded by a cluster of
traditional fishing cottages, tavernas, village shops and the harbour
nestling beneath the caves, cliffs and old vine terraces of the headland.
Cavos Inn boasts a fantastic location
on the isthmus above the village and harbour. Here, the Nine Muses of Greek Myth sat and guarded the passage to the heights of the headland. It is a short stroll either down the narrow road or a stepped lane to the village centre.
A single, narrow street leads away from the sea, overlooked by traditional cottages and houses. It soon branches and the left hand continuation zigzags steeply uphill to join the original Venetian road, which can be followed all the way up to the main road – a wonderful walk. The castle, currently being restored, is well worth a visit. A spectacular cliff path
to the fortress has also been repaired and joins up with the original road to make a wonderful expedition
There is a beach here, and even on those afternoons when the Meltemi wind sets the surf pounding against the rocks just a few yards away on the other side of the isthmus, barely a wave disturbs the fish queuing for crumbs from the taverna tables. The Cavos Inn reflects the unique aspect of Assos. The tranquillity of an unspoilt fishing village
, guarded by an historic castle, all set on a majestic wild coastline. Dolphins and on rare occasions even turtles
, can sometimes be seen in the surrounding sea, so a pair of binoculars are recommended.