Myrtos beach is located on the west coast of Kefalonia, only 9km away from the village of Agia Efimia, 25km from Fiskardo and about 40km from Argostoli. You can reach the Myrtos beach by winding road, to the foothill. It is surrounded by imposing rocks that make you feel all the power of a natural and wild environment while you are here. Myrtos is one of the most photographed beaches on the Ionian coast, a symbol of Kefalonia and you can find it at the top of the list of the most beautiful beaches of Greece. The color of the sea on this beach varies from dark blue to milky blue and turquoise. This beach in 2014 suffered in a major earthquake that hit the western side of the island. Fortunately for all the tourists, the beach was quickly cleaned from the stones that had been brought to it by the creek, and the road to the beach was repaired.
The beach is mostly pebble, and in the middle and at the entrance to the sea there is a tiny white sand. The length of the beach is about 700m and the width is about 100m. On the left side of the beach there is a small cave in the water that makes a beautiful shade in hot summer days. On this beach, the wind often blows in the afternoon, and creates great waves. The beach is not suitable for young children because the depth is abrupt and large and the currents are strong.
The beach is not organized, although in the central part from time to time there is a bar with showers and toilets, as well as umbrellas and sunbeds for rent. During the summer season of 2017, Myrtos Beach had only a small number of umbrellas and sunbeds for rent.
There is a parking space near the beach, but it is small in relation to the number of visitors, so it is very often to happen not to find a parking space during the season if you don’t arrive early. Except by car, the beach can be reached by boat as well, but also by a local bus that arrives from Argostoli at 10 am, while the return is every Monday and Wednesday at 17.15 and the other days at 16.30. The price is 1.5e. It is important to note that the buses drive only to the village of Divarata, from where it is necessary to walk 2.5 km to the beach.