Myrtos Beach

Myrtos beach is the islands main “star” as far as picturesque beaches are concerned. Myrtos is however just a beautiful beach with no resort attached, it is situated off the main west coast road of the Erisos peninsula a few kilometres before the village of Assos.

High white cliffs form the backdrop to the crescent of white pebbly, coarse sand which leads down to the sea where the contrast of the vivid turquoise waters is quite stunning. Myrtos Beach gets very hot in the summer due to the sun reflecting from the white sand and pebbles; it is a real suntrap which has no real shade apart from beach umbrellas. This beach offers a relaxing and tranquil setting with a unique aspect.

This beach is best viewed from above, from the main coastal road where you can see the whole effect of the piercingly blue sea, white cliffs and pale sand all together. Tourists often stand transfixed on the roadside in amazement at the view. On the way down to the beach there are many places to pull in and take some wonderful panoramic photographs.

Myrtos has been voted as one of the world’s ten top beaches and is one of the most photographed in the whole of Greece.