Myrtos Beach, Cephalonia

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Nestled in the foothills of two mountains, the arc-shaped Myrtos Beach gained attention for its narrow strip of warm pebbly sand, lapped by the turquoise waters of the Ionian Sea. Located in the northwestern section of Kefalonia, the largest of the Ionian Islands, the area surrounding the beach offers a full selection of tourist facilities. You can rent umbrellas and sunbeds nearby, as well as arrange for a leisurely boat cruise around the island. Several taverns within walking distance of the water serve local cuisine and cold drinks. Stay late to watch the sunset, which is best appreciated from the verdant cliffs just above the beach. Add Myrtos Beach to your Divarata travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Divarata day trip planning site .
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  • Was there a few years back and the sea although not rough the waves were quite big due to the steep angle of the beach going in to the sea, I got caught out by a rip tide and luckily didn't panic 'too...  more »
  • A spectacular water ... very white with pebbles the beach ... the transparent water. A really beautiful beach!!
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  • This myomspunna beach is a must when making a trip to Kefalonia. Spennande waves that break against the bathers. as fun to look at as being in the water.
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  • Listed in many sites as one of the best of the Mediterranean, Myrtos Beach is actually impressive. From the main road to the sea, you can enjoy also a beautiful and panoramic view of the beach which is breathtaking The beach is pretty long. There is a parking lot (probably crowded in high season) , sun beds and umbrellas, plus a small bar.
  • Not many beaches in the world offer water as blue as this. Stunning beach! Long drive with little to no facilities or services. Bring your own food and drinks
  • The best beach I have visited in my life. This is where I want to be buried.
  • Myrtos Beach (Greek: Παραλία Μύρτου [Míːrtɒs]) is in the region of Pylaros, in the north-west of Kefalonia island, in the Ionian Sea of Greece. Myrtos beach lies between the feet of two mountains, Agia Dynati and Kalon Oros (901m). The surrounding sediment at Myrtos Beach is generally made up of marblematerial, a metamorphosed limestone. The beach is made up of round, white cobblestones. The sediment gradually becomes smaller as you approach the shoreline. Because the slope angle has an abrupt drop near the edge of the shoreline, the wave energy is very high and causes the gradation trends from cobbles to pebbles along the beach. Longshore drift, along with wave energy, has shaped the shore. As waves curve along the beach they also pick up the finest bits of marble; this creates sediment plumes that follow the curve of the beach with the direction of the waves giving the water a shade of turquoise.
  • nature's beauty at its best! absolutely surreal colours and what an amazing experience.
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