25 k from Fiscardo
Holds Blue Flag Award
Plenty of parking
Good choice of restaurants nearby
Myrtos beach is probably the best known of Kefalonian beaches and certainly one of the most photographed. There is a viewing point on the main road high above. Passers – by stop here to take in the incredible view and the inevitable selfies. In stormy weather the seabed becomes churned and the water takes on amazing colours, adding to the beauty o the sea.
To get to Myrtos from Fiscardo, take the main road towards Argostoli and proceed past the turning to Assos. You will soon pass a villa on your right which appears to be perched perilously close to the cliff edge. Just past this, on the right, is the viewing point from which you get your first glimpse of Myrtos beach. Drink in the view, take your photos and then continue over the bridge and into the village of Divarata. You will see a kiosk on your left. The turning to the beach is just past this on the right.
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The road down to the beach is a helter-skelter of hairpin bends but the descent should only take five minutes or so. Once at beach level there is a good sized car park. The beach is also one of the few on Kefalonia to have both public conveniences and showers! There are also sun beds and umbrellas to hire and a small beach bar .
The beach is a wide arc of of fine white pebbles interspersed with patches of sand. To the left side there is a large cave leading to a mini beach of it’s own. From this end of the beach there are also views of Assos. From the right side of the beach the views are of the gulf of Myrtos and the Paliki peninsula. There are usually lifeguards on duty. In rough weather please take special care – the beach shelves very steeply, which creates large strong waves. This makes getting in and out of the sea particularly difficult.
The village above the beach is called Divarata. Due partly to the popularity of the beach, several tavernas have now opened in the village. After a relaxing day on the beach, you will be able to stop for a good meal before your drive home. If you are interested in trying somewhere genuinely Greek, then we recommend the small restaurant right on the corner of the main Argostoli Aghia Effimia road. It’s the last on your left at the crossroads and called ‘Strofee’. This restaurant is open all year round and is no frills – just good traditional food, at local prices.