Welcome to Myrtos
Tiny Myrtos, 14km west of Ierapetra, is a positively delightful lived-in community: cheerful, trim and fringed by an apron of grey pebble-and-sand beach and bright-blue water. It's also an excellent base for mountain and canyon hikes and even boasts a couple of minor Minoan sites. All these assets attract a devoted clientele that also cherishes its slow boho pulse, flower-festooned guesthouses, and cluster of tavernas in the village and along its languid seafront. In short, it's a traveller's jewel, the perfect antidote to noise, haste and mass tourism.