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Travel Guide to Erissos (North)

by lukas

The region of Erissos is located in the northernmost part of the island and the area is surrounded by wonderful coastline and beaches, and is without doubt my favourite region!

Erissos is characterised by mountains, rolling hills covered with olive and impressive cypress trees, unusual rock formations, outstanding Venetian architecture, beautiful beaches and stunning views to other islands and to the mainland.

It is an area of outstanding natural beauty offering a wide range of things to see and do and is especially attractive to walkers, hikers and nature lovers. The most important places in this region include the colourful village of Fiskardo with its many pre-earthquakes houses and the village of Assos which sits at the edge of an peninsula dominated by a Venetian Castle.

Other notable villages include Antipata, Mesovounia, Vassilikades, Vari and Komitata. The Greek government has recognised Fiskardo’s uniqueness by declaring it a region of great natural beauty and protecting it by law. Fiskardo is also an important ferry terminal and you can get connections by ferry to Lefkada (Nidri – Vasiliki) and to Astakos on the mainland, as well as take day trips by boat.

It also has a variety of mini-markets, supermarkets, tavernas, cafes, restaurants, souvenir, clothes and tourist shops, a chandler, a post office, and bakeries making it an ideal stop for the many boats that moor up here to replenish supplies. There are mini-markets and places to eat dotted all over the region but mainly in Fiskardo, Maganos and Vassilikades.


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