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I want to take a trip to the village of Assos in Kefalonia to see what authentic Kefalonitiko life is like. Any advice?

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dimi_pat

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Assos village is beautiful but TINY! I went to visit and I saw the whole thing in half an hour. It's not a bad thing...I just didn't expect it. I think it only has about 100 people living there.
 
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acamp7

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You definitely need a car to get to the village, it's quite isolated and difficult to get to!
 

Cathoasgood54

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Assos is beautiful, and very small. You need a car to get there, but worth the trip x
 

greek_ggirl

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Cathoasgood54

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Couple of hours, take it easy, go for a stroll, stop for a beer, just take in the scenery and watch the world go by, be Greek!
 
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dimi_pat

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Couple of hours, take it easy, go for a stroll, stop for a beer, just take in the scenery and watch the world go by, be Greek!
That's exactly what I did when I visited LOL
 

Kefaloniabyus

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Assos Kefalonia us a beautiful little village. We often visit Assos and sit and have lunch at one of the traditional tavernas overlooking the harbour and pastel coloured buildings.
 
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Have you been to the Monastery of Themata in Kefalonia?

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