The municipality of Erissos covers the north part of the island of
and is known for
its exceptional beauty. The road network which connects all the villages, passes
through beautiful scenery and meets the main road arteries of the island. Driving
through precipitous roads one can enjoy the view of picturesque landscapes, creeks
and dramatic clifs. During your trip you have the opportunity to visit the famous
village of Asos
, the old capital
and important port of the island, in 1593, with the Venician Castle of 16th century
on top of the hill and the prisons where prisoners had to work as field hand workers
up to 1953.
About 2 kms past Asos on the way to Fiscardo
one can visit the 1600 built monastery of Theotocou (Gods mother) where every
8th of September there is a celebration. The house hold icon of Godmother is named
(Wider than the skies) "Platirera ton ouranon".
On the way you also have the opportunity to wander beautiful little
villages where in a lot of them that survived the 1953 earthquake, you can distinguish
the Italian influenced architecture.
Fiscardo is an old fishing village in which all the houses survived
the 1953 earthquake. Today it is one of the most popular and touristy-holiday
places in Greece, well known for its traditional architecture and breathtaking
picturesque beauty, as well as its cosmopolitan little natural port. Fiscardo
is the home town of the sea poet Nikos Kavadias and it took it's name from the
crusader Robert Guiscard. Fiscardo is surrounded by beautiful little villages,
glistening creeks and other places such as Foki & Evreti
with the wonderful cypress forests. The eastern villages of the municipality are
situated opposite the island of Ithaca
through time, witnessing the world evolution and looking towards the future.