Unforgettable scenery and the towering remains of a Venetian fortress. It is described as the most ʽatmospheric villageʼ on the island, clinging to a small isthmus with picturesque houses overlooking the harbour. The centre of the village is Paris Square, which offers relaxation in the shaded comfort of its tavernas.A track leads from the village up to the fortress that guards Assos. The Venetians built the fortress in the 1590ʼs to protect the inhabitants from pirates. If youʼre in the mood for romance, be in Assos at sunset to see the sun go down behind the castle and the light streaming across the ruins.