Myrtos Beach

Beach name: Myrtos Beach
Our rating: 5/5 about
Our rating is based on our actual visit to the beach.
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RATING SCALE

5 = Superb! Best we visited. Worth going far out of our way to swim there again
4 = Very good. We would go out of our way to swim there again
3 = Good. We would choose it for swimming among other beaches if we were in the area
2 = Average. We could go for swimming again if we happened to be in the area
1 = Just OK. The beach was fine for swimming and sunbathing one time
0 = Disappointing. We will not return to this beach

Note that these are our simple (and unscientific) observations based on our subjective experience during our visit

Myrtos beach photograph
Myrtos Beach
Kefalonia island
  • Beach berm:
    Shingle
  • Seafloor:
    Shingle
  • Water rating: 3/5 about
  • Access:
    Good = Paved road all the way to the beach. Parking near the beach.

    The road to the beach is steep but not too difficult. Parking after 11:00 AM can be hard to find close to the beach, so most cars park up the road.
  • Amenities:
    Cafeteria/Bar near the beach
    Cantina/kiosk at the beach
    Organized Beach (trash collection, umbrellas, showers etc.)
  • RV / Camper Accessibility:
    Site suitable for parking for the day, but not for camping. Although there are signs forbidding campers from using the road down to the beach, I saw many RVs parked by the beach.
  • Snorkeling:
    Good snorkeling site
  • Notes:
    Myrtos beach is featured in  our top ten beaches of Greece, and it was voted as the number one by the public the last few years in the internet survey contacted by thalassa.gr. Obviously a poll like this would be biased towards the most frequented beaches, but from our on-site visit we found Myrtos to be well worth the accolades and fame.

    The waves really pick-up in the afternoon so swimming can become dangerous at this time since the beach slopes abruptly as soon as you enter the water (not very good for small children).

    The steep cliffs that frame the beach make it one of the most picturesque in Greece, but beware of fallen rocks. During our visit we saw an avalanche of boulders that fell sending sunbathers scrambling for cover. Myrtos is a very wide beach however and the rocks would never reach the part of the beach where most people sunbathe. You should be careful though if you set your umbrella near the back cliff.

 

Visitors' Reports

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Beach Report by Marietta
Beach Location Kefalonia
Beach Name Myrtos
Rating 4=Very Good (would go out of our way to swim there again)
Beach Small Pebbles
Sea Floor Small Pebbles
Water 4/5
Clothing Topless is not common
Access Fair = Accessible by car, poor road condition
Bar yes
RV, Camper Accessibility Site suitable for parking for the day, but not for camping
Snorkeling Good snorkeling site
Comments The beach is one of the best beaches on the island although water near the shore can get slightly dirty if there's a lot of people on the beach and this does happen very often. Platiamos beach (on Lixouri peninsula ) is just as nice if not even better but you have to walk down 335 steps to get to it and of course back up.
My husband and I spent two days there and the first time there was only about 10 people there and the second time we had whole beach for ourselves . Unforgetable!!!

Beach Report by Nelson
Beach Location Kefalonia, Greece
Beach Name Myrtos Beach
Rating 5=Superb (best we visited. Worth going far out of our way to swim there again)
Beach Small Pebbles
Sea Floor Small Pebbles
Water 5/5
Clothing Some beach areas might be suitable for nude swimming
Access Good = Paved road all the way to the beach. Parking near the beach
Cantina yes
RV, Camper Accessibility Site suitable for parking for the day, but not for camping
Snorkeling Good snorkeling site
Comments The most beautiful and fantastic beach i have ever laid my eyes on. We spent the entire day there and would return to the island just to visit the beach again!!!

Beach Report by Dionisis
Beach Location Kefalonia
Beach Name Mirtos
Rating 5/5 = Superb (best we visited. Worth going far out of our way to swim there again)
Beach Small pebbles
Sea Floor Small pebbles
Water 5/5
Access Good = Paved road all the way to the beach. Parking near the beach
Bar yes
Cantina yes
Organized yes
Comments I am Greek and have been many times there. All islands in the Ionian sea (this is the name of sea at that part of Greece) have great beaches for swimming. The water there (according to scientific measuraments) are the cleanes in all the Mediterranean sea.

Beach Report by Deidre
Beach Location Kefalonia
Beach Name Myrtos
Rating 5/5 = Superb (best we visited. Worth going far out of our way to swim there again)
Beach Small pebbles
Sea Floor Small pebbles
Water 5/5
Clothing Topless is common
Access Good = Paved road all the way to the beach. Parking near the beach
Bar yes
RV, Camper Accessibility Site suitable for parking for the day, but not for camping
Snorkeling Good snorkeling site
Comments Perfect in everything except for one major fact on our part was the loud pop music playing which to us ruined the peace & quiet that this beach can offer.

Beach Reportby Bjoern
Beach Location Keffalonia
Beach Name Myrtos
Rating 5/5 = Superb (best we visited. Worth going far out of our way to swim there again)
Beach Small pebbles
Sea Floor Small pebbles
Water 5/5
Clothing Topless is common
Access Good = Paved road all the way to the beach. Parking near the beach
Bar yes
Cantina yes
Organized yes
RV, Camper Accessibility Campers explicitly forbidden
Snorkeling Good snorkeling site
Comments Absolutly one of the best beaches I have been !!

  • Name Effie
    Beach Location Keffallonia
    Beach Name Myrtos
    rating 5=Superb (best we visited. Worth going far out of our way to swim there again)
    Beach Small Pebbles
    Sea Floor Small Pebbles
    Water 5/5
    Clothing Topless is common
    Access Good = Paved road all the way to the beach. Parking near the beach
    Bar yes
    Cantina yes
    Organized yes
    RV, Camper Accessibility Site suitable for parking for the day, but not for camping
    Snorkeling Good snorkeling site
    Comments we visited this beach in 2004. We are from Australia. Superb day to be had by all. The water was magnificent and crystal clear. Collected a lot of pebbles and brought them back to Australia. Unforgettable.

    Name PANOS
    Beach Location kephalonia
    Beach Name myrtos
    rating 5=Superb (best we visited. Worth going far out of our way to swim there again)
    Beach Small Pebbles
    Sea Floor Small Pebbles
    Water 5/5
    Clothing Topless is common
    Access Good = Paved road all the way to the beach. Parking near the beach
    Cantina yes
    RV, Camper Accessibility Site suitable for parking for the day, but not for camping
    Comments Its been 2 years since i visited this amazing beach, but i still remember its beauty. It's a definite must see and if you want to really be amazed go there at sunset after the crowds leave. The experience is breathtaking!

    Beach Report by Lourdes Bustamante R
    Beach Location Kefalonia
    Beach Name Myrtos Bay
    Rating 5=Superb (best we visited. Worth going far out of our way to swim there again)
    Beach Sand
    Sea Floor Small Pebbles
    Water 5/5
    Clothing Topless is common
    Access Fair = Accessible by car, poor road condition
    No Amenities Bring your own food and water
    RV, Camper Accessibility Site suitable for parking for the day, but not for camping
    Snorkeling Good snorkeling site
    Comments I was there in April 2004. The beach was almost empty and without facilities to eat or drink. The view since the top is marvelous. The water is totally transparent but very cold. I think is one of the best beach of the world

    Beach Report by northernoik
    Beach Location lefkada
    Beach Name mylos
    Rating 5 = Superb (Best we visited. Worth going far out of our way to swim there again)
    Beach Small Pebbles
    Sea Floor Small Pebbles
    Water 4/5
    Clothing Nude swimming is common
    Access Boat = Accessible by boat only
    No Amenities Bring your own food and water
    RV, Camper Accessibility Campers explicitly forbidden
    Snorkeling Not very good for snorkeling
    Comments visited mylos beach in 1989 and found its solitude perfect, even in the height of summer there were no more than 10 on the beach at any one time. very sad to read a hotel has been built there, places like this should be left to nature and the few people who make the effort to climb over the hill to get there.
  • Beach Report by mark
    Beach Location Crete
    Beach Name Myrtos
    Rating 5 = Superb (Best we visited. Worth going far out of our way to swim there again)
    Beach Small Pebbles
    Sea Floor Small Pebbles
    Water 5/5
    Clothing Topless is not common
    Access Good = Paved road all the way to the beach. Parking near the beach
    Restaurant Yes
    Bar yes
    Town within walking distance yes
    Snorkeling Good snorkeling site
    Comments Most beautiful beach i have seen,came in 2005 and back again this year! myrtos is just perfect!

RATING SCALE

5 = the sea water was some the best for swimming. We would go way out of our way to swim there again
4 = sea water was excellent and inviting for swimming. We would go out of our way to swim there again
3 = very nice and clean sea. We would go swimming there again if we were in the area
2 = nice sea, we had a nice swim but we did not notice anything special about the water
1 = the sea water was not very inviting at the time we visited. We did more sunbathing than swimming
0 = the water did not seem suitable for swimming

Note that these are our simple (and unscientific) observations based on our subjective experience during our visit. We enjoy the water when it is crystal clear, and cool instead of warm. We don' like visible floating particles of any kind or algae settled on the beach.

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