Myrtos Beach – Kefalonia’s Paradise Getaway You Need to Visit

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Myrtos Beach, Kefalonia, Greece
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Looking for a phenomenal vacation getaway in Greece? Kefalonia offers fabulous beaches with Myrtos being one of those that are worth visiting this year.

Spending a vacation in Greece is a great way to learn more about the country you loved from afar for so long. Moreover, vacationing in Greece can only bring you positive experiences filled with a lot of relaxing, unwinding, and enjoying delicious foods and stunning sunsets. If maybe you don’t know which place to visit in this exotic European country, Kefalonia will be worth the trip. Myrtos beach in Kefalonia promises the best holiday you could ever ask for.

About Myrtos

Myrtos is one of the spots in Kefalonia that attracts the most attention. You can find it 29 km north of Argostoli, hugged by the wonderful huge verdant hills. The beach has gained numerous awards for being exceptionally clean and featuring natural beauty in abundance. An arc-shaped Myrtos beach has stunning white rocky cliffs wrapping around it. On top of the cliffs, there’s fascinating vegetation that will make you feel like you’ve landed straight in paradise.

Myrtos Beach - Sunset
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While the beach offers enough umbrellas and sundecks, you’ll still be able to find a secluded part if you need some privacy. If you decide to spend time on the western coast of Myrtos, you’ll be able to witness some of the most magical sunsets in Greece. A wide range of facilities will be at your disposal, and you won’t have any trouble reaching the beach.

Getting to Myrtos Beach

Getting to Myrtos won’t be an issue. Regardless of your location on the island, you’ll get to the beach easily. If you’re coming from the airport, get ready for a 36-km long drive. Sami Port is only 18 km away from Myrtos, while you’re in for a 29-km long ride if you decide to go from Argostoli to Myrtos.

Private transfers are another option. You can pre-book a private transfer online and use the best Kefalonia transfer service. They offer taxi, minibus or private VIP car transfers, whichever suits you best. They’ll also arrange a pickup directly from the airport, port or your hotel.

If you’d like to rent a car, you can also have that option for as little as 11 euros per day. Pick your vehicle up directly from the airport, port, or your hotel, depending on where you find it most suitable.

Public transfers are a bit more cost-friendly option. You’ll find the central bus station of the island is at Argostoli. During the day, you’ll have the opportunity to catch several busses that go from Argostoli to Myrtos.

Where to stay

Cephalonian Countryside Villa – 5 min From Myrtos Beach

Finding quality accommodation is never easy, so we have a few suggestions to make this search quick and easy. Do you want to have the entire home to yourself? Romantic vacation home in Kefalonia – Cephalonian Countryside Villa – will offer you all the privacy, luxury, and comfort you crave. The villa is a new, fully-equipped residence, only 5 min away from Myrtos Beach.

The amalgamation of modern design and country style elements offers every visitor a top-rated relaxation experience mixed with all the tranquility and harmony they can’t get back at home. three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a delightful veranda overlooking the countryside and the Myrtos Bay will be everything you need to have an unforgettable vacation and unwind to the fullest. You’ll have all the amenities you need, starting from air-conditioners to coffee/tea makers, cookware, dishes, utensils, and hair dryers.

The villa can house a maximum of 5 people and offers a spacious living room, a fully-equipped kitchen alongside the dining area. Thanks to its perfect location, every hot spot on the island will be within minutes of the villa. Reach every iconic part of the island in a maximum of 40 minutes.

If you’re planning on spending the vacation mostly on Myrtos beach, this will is perfect for you because it is only 5 minutes away from it. It will take 10 minutes to go to Agia Efimia and 18 min to Assos. If you want to visit the Melissani Cave, prepare for a 20-minute drive.

Amarianos Villas – 12 min drive from Myrtos Beach

Another private residence on the island, perfect for those who don’t want to share the accommodation with other people is Amarianos Villas. When you don’t feel like heading all the way to the beach, you’ll have the luxury of using your very own private pool. The villa is smoke-free, so if you’re a smoker, you’ll need to look for some other accommodation. You’ll have the chance to spend lovely mornings in the beautiful garden.

Amarianos Villas offers three air-conditioned accommodations, all of which have a private pool. Once you step outside the room, you’ll find yourself on a stunning furnished balcony or patio. You’ll have everything from full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, microwaves to separate dining areas. A top luxury is guaranteed in the bathrooms as well, as you’ll be able to relax in a bathtub or have a quick shower under a rainfall showerhead. You won’t have to be isolated from the internet world because free wireless Internet access is available to all the guests.

Activities to do

Sunset - Kefalonia, Myrtos Beach
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Explore Kefalonia on a Buggy

Are you looking forward to exploring Kefalonia? Well, there’s no better way to do it than on a buggy or quad. Pick some of the thrilling quad safari tours in Kefalonia and come across some of the most spectacular beauties of the island. Drive up the mountains, explore concealed beaches, and witness the most majestic spots in Kefalonia. If you decide to go on a quad safari, make sure you bring your camera with you because you’ll see some of the most spectacular sights in Greece. If you’ve wanted to see archaeological sites, rustic Venetian buildings, and ancient tombs, you can do it all and learn so much more about the history of Kefalonia on this exquisite safari.

Go paragliding

Another exciting way to see the best of Kefalonia is to go paragliding. Get a much better perspective of Kefalonia from high above, as you sit in a chair and fly over the island of Kefalonia. You’ll have an experienced instructor to show you the ropes and launch you up in the air safely. You’ll be safe and sound in the arms of an instructor who will be there to handle the wing and manage all the technical aspects of your flight.

Scuba Diving

For all the lovers of the deep blue seas, Kefalonia has the Discover Scuba Diving Program. You’ll get a basic introduction to the diving theory before you can actually submerge. Get ready to witness some of the most breath-taking marine life underwater. Kefalonia is one of the best spots for divers in all Greece.

One of the diving spots you must go to is Tilemachos’ Cave. At the main body of the reef, you’ll see a fascinating underwater cave. Thanks to the opening on the roof, the light shines inside, creating a delightful ambiance for all the divers.

Where and What to eat

Myrtos taverna

When it comes to delectable food in Kefalonia and, more importantly near Myrtos beach, you cannot miss out on dining at Myrtos taverna. This traditional family taverna offers a variety of meat and fish dishes, alongside local delicacies and traditional dishes. Not to mention you get all that at very affordable prices.

Taverna café bar Giorgos

Are you yearning for some spectacular views as you sip on your favorite wine? Taverna café bar Giorgos offers precisely that. You can watch the sun setting over Myrtos beach as the sky goes from red to orange and finally makes a majestic sunset. You will experience the most relaxing atmosphere, always fresh and delicious food and, more importantly, you’ll be served by very friendly staff.

When you want a cozy ambiance with a mixture of vegetarian-friendly meals, vegan food, as well as gluten-free options, this taverna will be the best possible place to eat. From seafood to various Mediterranean and Greek tastes, Taverna café bar Giorgos offers exceptional food with its own meats and handmade sweets!

Final thoughts

Kefalonia will provide you with the most beautiful memories and make you want to experience more of Greece on your next vacation. Enjoy scuba diving, dine at the best taverns and make sure you try out the waters as you’ll be able to dive deep and explore the crystal-clear depths of the Ionian Sea.