About Myrtos

Myrtos is a coastal village in the west of the municipality of Ierapetra, in the prefecture of Lasithi on the island of Crete in Greece. It is located 14.5 km (9.0 mi) from Ierapetra, the most southern town of Europe and 50.5 km (31.4 mi) from Agios Nikolaos, on the road to Viannos. Myrtos is situated at the Libyan Sea. The population of the village in 2010 is about 600 people.

Myrtos has a long beach, consisting not just of sand, but also of finely grained pebbles. The beach has received the "Blue Flag award", which requires the beach to satisfy a number of criteria in order to retain it. The nearby village of Tertsa has a very long beach. On the two outlying beaches of Tertsa nudism is tolerated by the authorities.

One of the best things about a visit to Myrtos is simply the chance to relax over a drink in one of the village cafes, some of which seem little changed in centuries. Whether you visit for the scenery, the beaches, the relaxed pace of life or for the surrounding historical sites, the village of Myrtos and the nearby area has something for everybody.
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