Myrtos beach

Myrtos is rightfully on the top lines of ratings among European beaches. Firstly, it is located in an ecologically clean area, the nature of which remains untouched until now, and there is not a single production nearby. Secondly, its impressive landscapes literally inspire you to take a brush in your hands and realize your creative impulses. The chain of snow-white cliffs combined with the white coast and the mysterious coastal waters of the Ionian Sea, which change the color, will definitely not leave you indifferent.

Beach description

The main feature of this beach is the white pebbly surface. But the pebbles are mixed with white grainy sand, so your feet may get stuck a bit when you walk. If you stay here for a week, you'll strengthen you calf muscles, and your feet will get a dose of free natural massage. For those who like passive leisure, laying on such surface is comfortable. Considering that Myrtos is a wild beach without deck chairs, this soft surface is just right.

But not everybody will be able to enjoy swimming here. Elderly visitors and young children won't be able to descend, for example. The sea bottom is covered in large pebbles the size of an egg so descending may feel uncomfortable. As well as going back to the shore... Many climb back out of the water on all fours. Add to that a sudden depth spike right as you enter the water. Which makes Myrtos probably not the best option if you plan to bring children with you. However, if you want to enjoy the breeze, set up a picnic on the shore or take some beautiful photographs of the island's unique nature - then why not? You can bring anyone to this kind of vacation, and the steep sea bottom won't be a problem.

Despite all that, the beach is popular among young and middle-aged tourists craving for some active leisure. It's often quite windy here, not perfect for swimming. But if you like windsurfing or kiting - then it's made for you.

But please note that Myrtos doesn't have rental stores, so you'll need to take care of everything necessary beforehand.

You can get here from the nearby village of Asos, but you'll have to drive through the majority of the island. This will take about 40 minutes. As the beach is wild, no buses or other transport comes here. You'll have to either call a taxi or rent a car. Until 2015 it only took 5 minutes to get from Asos to Myrtos, but after the earthquake struck parts of the road collapsed onto the beach itself. Right now it's closed, and you'll have to take a detour.

You can drive right to the beach which is very convenient. Due to the fact that the beach has no necessities, like umbrellas or sunbeds, no plants that can protect you from the heat, and even no bars or cafes - you'll need to bring a lot of food and equipment. Parking lots being close is a big plus in such cases. You won't feel like a camel.

When is the best time to go?

Greece - a country with a long length from north to south, so the recommendations will vary depending on the place where you are going. The holiday season  begins in May and reaches a peak in July-August: there are too many tourists, and the temperature on the southern islands reaches 40 degrees, which may still not play a role on the beach, but certainly not suitable for sightseeing. So the best time to relax in Greece is the end of spring-beginning of summer or September-October. 

Video: Beach Myrtos


Myrtos Beach is located in a cozy small bay embraced with high rocks. It is a wild beach area located far from setlements. The closest ones are Asos and Divarata. All hotels and guest houses are situated mostly in them. However,, the beach also has hotels Myrtos Hotel и Myrtos Cottages Kefalonia, from where you can walk to th beach.

The territory doesn't have any buildings that might have restaurants, bars, or cafes. Sometimes, there can be on-site snack bars on the beach where you can buy necessary things, like sandwiches and water. But sometimes they are absent, so it's better not to keep your fingers crossed, and take snacks from home. The same cafes can provide deck chairs and umbrellas for rent if you buy something from them.

Myrtos has no water sports equipment and clothes rent although it has perfect conditions for surfing.

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Useful information

Numerous reviews from tourists who visited this beach helped us to combine all the useful information into the following recommendations:

  1. When you go down a winding road from the village of Divarata, linger on the observation decks. They offer stunning views that will be a great backdrop for a selfie or panoramic shooting.
  2. For the purest azure blue waves and unique white pebbles, Mirtos was awarded the blue flag, so it is protected by UNESCO.
  3. On the left, facing the water, at the far end of the beach is a beautiful grotto. Go to see it is only for experienced swimmers.
  4. Those who swim poorly should not go into the water even off the coast of Myrtos. The depth starts after 2 meters, and the waves, when trying to get out of the water, can pull back.
  5. Since the beach is not crowded, you can easily meet nudists on it. Get ready and don’t be embarrassed.

The coast of Myrtos offers stunning views of the sea sunsets. It is an ideal place for a romantic evening. If you go there with your loved ones, grab two glasses and a bottle of strong Greek wine.

The beach participates in ratings:

18 place in rating Europe 5 place in rating Greece 41 place in rating TOP-100 of the best beaches in the world 1 place in rating Kefalonia 19 place in rating TOP-50: Best sandy beaches in Europe 11 place in rating The best sandy beaches in Greece
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