Myrtos is located on the south coast of eastern Crete, 14 km west of Ierapetra at the exit of a fertile valley with olive groves, citrus groves and some greenhouses, through which the Kryopotamos river flows in winter.
It is a village with about 600 inhabitants. During the holiday season from April to the end of October, it welcomes guests traveling individually from all over Europe or even from other parts of the world. Far away from mass tourism, the accommodation, restaurants and shops are mostly run by local families. Despite the tourism, the place has been able to retain its traditional character and charm.
In the winter months it is a perfect place to escape the cold of the northern countries and enjoy the mild subtropical climate.
Myrtos has a wide beach, part of which is organized below the promenade. There are sunbeds/umbrellas, showers and changing rooms. A lifeguard is also on call during the summer season. At the western end of the promenade the beach widens, while during the hot midday hours tamarisk trees at the upper end provide shade.
In the village there are a baker, butcher, two mini markets and a few very personally run, nice shops for visitors who feel like shopping or are looking for a souvenir. There is also a pharmacy, as well as an ATM.
In the cozy taverns you will be well supplied with delicacies from the Cretan/Greek kitchen. A few cafes along the promenade and in the streets offer breakfast, snacks and in the evening the opportunity to have a drink.
Explore the village
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Activities for the visitor:
In addition to visiting the beach and the promenade with various restaurants and coffee bars for a relaxing holiday, you can also be active in Myrtos.
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