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Myrtos Beach, Kefalonia

Myrtos Beach

Myrtos Beach, Kefalonia, Greece .... The beautiful beach at Myrtos Bay is backed by steep limestone cliffs. Apart from sunbathing, it's a great spot to come in the late afternoon for a glorious Ionian sunset. Despite its popularity, the beach has been kept free of watersports, so swimming is the only exercise available.

The nerve racking road down to Myrtos beach is worth the trip if you are into wide shingle/sandy beaches. However the sand stops at the water line and small pebbles take over so tender feet may need protecting with sandals. As beaches go Myrtos is possibly one of the most featured in travel brochures and claimed to be one of the best beaches on Kefalonia. It is without doubt a beautiful beach to visit. Protected against development, the only permitted facility is a single refreshment bar offering drinks, sandwiches and ice creams. (Note - there are also loos!).

Sign on the road in Kefalonia advertising Myrtos Beach

You will find a choice of tavernas and also a supermarket about 3kms up the hill from Myrtos Beach in the small village of Divarata.

Myrtos Beach is situated within the Pylaros Valley region of Kefalonia on the north-west coast, an area designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty.

The picturesque yachting harbour village of Agia Efimia, with it's excellent selection of cafe-bars, tavernas, restaurants, bakeries and supermarkets is only a 10 minute drive from Myrtos.

Myrtos Beach in Kefalonia

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