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Myrtos Beach (Paralía Mirtos)
Myrtos Beach (Paralía Mirtos)

Myrtos Beach (Paralía Mirtos)

Free admission
Pylaros, Cephalonia, Ionian Islands

The Basics

Myrtos Beach comes equipped with the basics: a beach bar with simple snacks, bathrooms, a shower, changing areas, and some sunbeds and umbrellas for rent. The view from the road above the beach, near the village of Divarata, is stunning, and cliff top lookout spots are popular with photographers and tourists. Many Cephalonia Island tours visit Myrtos Beach, and you can also book a half-day tour to the beach that includes transportation.

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Myrtos Beach
Myrtos Beach
$35.55 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Beautiful Beach
Such a beautiful beach to visit.. do wear water shoes as the beach is rocky.. our bus driver Niko was fabulous got us there safely and back to our ship in time.. would definitely do this again
Tamlynn63, Sep 2019

Recent reviews from experiences in Cephalonia

star-4
nice time
beatakac, Dec 2019
Myrtos Beach
Such a beautiful beach to visit..view from the top of moutins is so beautiful , do wear water shoes as the beach is rocky.. our bus driver was fabulous got us there safely and back to our ship in time..we like little cave we can swim,so cool, definitely do this again,
star-5
We really enjoy our adventure
ericgD4576UE, Aug 2019
Myrtos Beach and Melissani Lake Tour
We feal very confident of the company who did take us on the tour and visit to he Myrtos Beach. I recammend
star-5
Beautiful Beach!
Jennifer M, Jun 2019
Myrtos Beach
One of our favorite things we did on our cruise. Nice, scenic ride to Myrtos Beach. A long ride but so worth it. Just breathtaking!
star-5
Great time and beautiful area
Quest30570404432, May 2019
Myrtos Beach and Melissani Lake Tour
We really enjoyed this tour. Mellasani Lake was amazing. The overlook for the beach was very pretty, and the scenery was amazing.
star-4
Myrtos Beach was wonderful -- wear...
Jack T, Aug 2016
Myrtos Beach and Melissani Lake Tour
Myrtos Beach was wonderful -- wear flip flops as the beach is extremely rocky! The Melissani Lake is a tourist attraction somewhat Disney-like with about a 7 minute boatride in a circle around an underground lake with stalactites and stalagmites all around. Interesting to see but a long drive for such a short time there.
star-4
Beautiful Beach
bhoffman2018, Aug 2019
Myrtos Beach
Let me start by saying we were visiting the island on a cruise. The beach was about an hour from the dock so this cut down on our time there. This was one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever gone to. The sand was clean and the water was absolutely clear. The only complain that I would have is that it is very rocky. Not large rocks but smaller ones that made it very hard to walk. Once I put my water shoes back on it was delightful. The views of the surrounding hills are unbelievable. There are sunbeds and umbrellas available for rent as well as clean bathrooms and a snack/bar. Definitely worth going to!
star-5
We didn't know what to expect, we...
dawn b, Jun 2016
Myrtos Beach and Melissani Lake Tour
We didn't know what to expect, we thought we were going on a coach trip, and with it being hot, we thought it would be too much. John met us with his lovely air conditioned car, very friendly man. He took us on a tour of the island, he was very knowledgeable and showed us hidden treasures. We stopped for lunch, had a lovely time. Can't thank you enough!!
star-4
Great cave to visit on your trip to...
kellietuia, Jul 2016
Myrtos Beach and Melissani Lake Tour
Great cave to visit on your trip to Argostoli. We joined the group after our cruise ship docked in the area. The cave itself was so far out of the way and the actual tour of the cave only lasted about 8 minutes... It was a shame as we had travelled at least 35-40 minutes. and then back again. Melissani Lake is amazing to see though, so if you are in the area and have the time, it is worth it The beach looked amazing from the lookout it's a shame the tour doesn't take you down to it

Things to Know Before You Go

  • During the summer season, lifeguards keep an eye on the beach and operate a flag system—don’t even think about swimming when the flags are red.

  • Bring swim shoes; the beach’s pebbles can be hard on the feet.

  • The water gets deep quickly close to shore, and waves can be strong, so Myrtos Beach may not be the best choice for children.

  • There’s no shade on the beach, so bring plenty of sunscreen, and consider bringing your own beach umbrella or beach tent in case rental umbrellas are booked up.

  • An access road comes right down to the beach, but there are no wheelchair-friendly bathrooms.

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How to Get There

Myrtos Beach sits on Myrtos Gulf on Cephalonia’s north coast, about an 18-mile (29-kilometer) drive north of Argostoli. The closest bus stop is a 3-mile (5-kilometer) walk from the beach, so almost all travelers drive to the beach or join a tour.

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When to Get There

The beach is very busy during the summer high season (July and August), so arrive early if you want to grab a sunbed, an umbrella, or a parking space. The waves tend to get stronger in the afternoon, making swimming more challenging, but sunsets can be dazzling.

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Cephalonia’s Best Instagram Spots

With sparkling water, dramatic beaches, and picture-perfect villages, Cephalonia is popular with shutterbugs and Instagrammers. For the best photos, head to historic Fiskardo village, where the buildings are painted in a variety of bright colors; then visit the Melissani Cave, which houses an underground lake that is lit by sunlight that comes through its collapsed roof. Lastly, see one of the island’s best sunsets at Petani Beach.

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