The village of Assos lies in one of the quaintest areas of the island and is situated at the narrowest place of the small spit of Assos. The houses delight through their characteristic local architecture and are located amidst the dense vegetation of pines and cypresses.
The scenic little port with his fisherboats is also a pier for a great amount of yachts during the summer months.
The Venetian castle of Assos, known for its mysterious atmosphere, was built at the end of the 16th century to protect the residents against raids of pirates. The castle is in a very good condition. Parts of the castle can be seen as well as the gateway and the ruins of the Venetian inspector`s house and the church of Agios Markos.
The forested hill on which the castle was built, gives a breathtaking view of Myrtos bay and the west coast of the peninsula Erissos.
Further down the hill stands the chapel of the prophet Ilias which accomodates a carved iconostasis.