Myrtos Beach

Myrtos Beach, Kefalonia: Hours, Address, Myrtos Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Myrtos Beach
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Rachel H
Lefkada, Greece27 contributions
Family
We hired a car and drove there from Skala after visiting mellisani cave.
Stunning views as you drive down to it. Looks deceptively like white sand but it’s actually pebbles.
Cars park all along the road that winds down to the beach. I would recommend that you drive right to the bottom then start from there to find a space as there are people coming and going all the time.
I would highly recommend buying a parasol from the shop in the little town at the top before you drive down (around €13) as there is no shade unless you hire a sunbed.
We just wanted to snorkel and had beach shoes with us so when we reached the rocks it was easy to clamber around. Spent a wonderful couple of hours snorkelling around the rocks in the beautifully scenic bay.
Written August 8, 2022
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Jay J
Nailsea, UK19 contributions
Couples
This beach is picture post card stuff you see pictures of clear blue sea on a white beach and this beach beats it hands down. Very small beach and I would assume that peak season you can't move for tourists. They were building a beach bar to open shortly. Word of warning the drive down to the beach isn't for the faint hearted and there is no shade so lots of suncream for us white bits
Written May 17, 2022
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Smudger1961
Torquay, UK9 contributions
Family
The drive down is interesting but the views are stunning. The parking is grab a space where you can. I can see why it is photographed so much as the views are stunning.
A word of caution the sea was rough when we were there and it gets deep very quickly so watch out if you have toddlers.
There is a small cafe on the beach which is very reasonable priced - worth a visit for the views
Written August 3, 2020
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Flora
United Kingdom22 contributions
A beautiful beach, no doubt, but not suitable for swimming (too rough, not clear water) or relaxing by the beach (too pebbly, too busy) during high season. I am sure it is lovely if you visit there like May or September? A car park was full by 1030am in mid-July and frankly speaking, there are many other wonderful beaches in Kefalonia. Although there was NO WIND on the day we visited, the sea was still so rough that we could not swim for long. Plus the water is murky and has no visibility. Be very careful if you have little ones - it gets so deep so quickly -like 1 meter in from the beach, you cannot reach the bottom. I would recommend you take a photo from the top of the hill, take in the gorgeous view, and then swiftly head to Assos or other places on the island.
Written July 27, 2022
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Lucy H
Cambridge, UK1 contribution
Family
Definitely worth stopping at the viewing point along the road on the way to/back from Fiskardo and Asos (would recommend visiting both) to look out at the coast line and beautifully blue sea, but not worth going specifically for the beach and swimming.

The sea has a VERY strong backwash and you can get easily knocked over. It also gets deep quite quickly, so the waves break on you, which really put us off swimming. I would suggest the beach it’s more suited for a strong and confident swimmer. Also worth noting it’s a pebble beach.

It wasn’t too busy when we visited around 6pm and there was plenty of parking. The drive down is steep and winding, take it slow if you visit.

Overall, we definitely preferred the beach from the viewing point along the road, than spending time on the beach below.

There are nicer beaches across Kefalonia to sunbathe and swim at. We would recommend Antisamos (near Sami) and Skala or Kaminia (in the south).
Written July 16, 2022
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Bogdan
Bucharest, Romania137 contributions
Way-way overrated! The water may look like this from a drone, but when you swim, it's not as clear at all. It gets deep very close to the shore and there are only stones, not sand. There is only one bar operating on the beach, so everything is expensive and you have very little choice for food and beverages. The umbrella and long chairs are rented for 10 EUR, but they keep renting them multiple times per day (when we left, at noon, another couple came and they rented the same umbrella again, which I am not sure is legal). Anyway, it;s nicer to see the beach from one of the belvedere spots along the road, than to spend time on the beach. Totally not appropriate f or children.
Written July 4, 2022
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beccypage
London, UK110 contributions
Couples
Beautiful sea- such a vivid blue! The sea was wavy but we managed to stay in line with our bags. We arrived around 4:30 and the beach was still busy, especially the car park, but we managed to get a parking spot close to the beach whereas other cars parked half way up the hill. The beach was still busy when we arrived but we managed to get an umbrella and 2 sun loungers which was fab as the sun was still strong. I would recommend going early or going a bit later when people might be leaving so you can get an umbrella as it is hot! There are more beautiful swimming spots around but this is still worth a visit.
Written August 12, 2020
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Russell O
London, UK62 contributions
Family
The colour of the water is dramatic no doubt. But as others have said, take a photo and move on. Horrible road down to the beach with no barrier. The beach itself is all stones and the sea gets deep really quickly. Water was very rough (though no wind) and I certainly wouldn’t recommend going in unless you were a very strong swimmer. Definitely not good for children, at least when we went. There are life guards on duty though which tells you something. Car parking ok and there is a beach bar. There are much nicer beaches elsewhere on the Island.
Written August 5, 2022
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Elina A
Athens, Greece79 contributions
Amazing landscape, beautiful beach, clean water.

There are some sunbeds and umbrellas, but most people bring their own. There is no shade, so be prepared.

There was no beach bar when we went (there was one behind the umbrellas under construction), so bring water etc.

We arrived around 11am and it was already quite busy.

There is some parking space just before the beach.
Written August 13, 2021
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Andy
3 contributions
Family
Today is the last day of our holiday and we wanted to see the sunset at Myrtos Beach. The waves were spectacular as was the sunset.

However there was one man swimming in the water alone. At first it appeared that he was having fun but as the light faded it was clear that he was unable to return to the beach. A crowd developed and various people tried to assist including locals with life buoys, flash lights, long lines etc.

We are not aware of the fair of this young man but it was a horrific scene.

We did not know what to do so felt the best we can do is to warn others here. Please take extreme care if considering to swim here, especially is no life guard is on duty.
Written September 4, 2020
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