38º22’.8N – 20º32’.2E

On the west coast of Kefalonia lies the fishing village of Assos. It is not a great place to stop for the night, but fun for a lunch stop. The anchorage areas are not sheltered and there is often a lot of swelling during late afternoon and in the evening. The Venetian fort from 1595 is certainly worth a visit. When taking the gravel path to the fort you will pass the Panagia Plakoda chapel. It can be seen outside the chapel. The fort was built to protect the islanders against the Turks and pirates. It was used as a prison until 1815. Until 1968 it was inhabited by the Dastounis family, whose graves are still located next to the little church. The village only has one restaurant with limited choice. No further facilities. Do not leave your boat unattended.

Sailing towards this area

From the northwest side you can clearly see Assos.

Port Atheni


The water near the quay is shallow (1.5 – 2m). The bay is deep and it is difficult to anchor here.



Water & power Not applicable
Shower & toilet Not applicable
Restaurants a tavern along the quay
Shelter Because of the prevailing NW wind there is an uncomfortable swell in the bay.
Shops & supermarkets Not applicable


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