Awarded Blue Flag status for 2021
Kefalonia’s iconic Myrtos beach, with its 700 metre long arc of dazzling white pebbles. It is one of the most instantly recognizable in Greece and indeed Europe. It lies between the foot of 2 mountains, Agia Dynati & Kalon Oros and is approximately 2.4km from the nearest village Divarata, but we would not recommend walking to it as the road is quite steep. You can drive down or take the local bus to the bottom (timetables can be found at the Tourist Information Office in Agia Efimia).
The seabed glistens in the sunlight, but watch out for strong undercurrents in the water especially on breezy days. These can prove challenging to even the most experienced swimmer.
There are sunbeds available to rent and in 2020 the cost was €8.
There is a snackbar at the beach so your refreshment needs are taken care of.
If you are feeling adventurous, you could try some paragliding – flying over Myrtos beach and viewing Kefalonia from the skies.
Claim to fame
The beach was featured in the 2001 movie Captain Corelli’s Mandolin where the Captain and his cohorts detonate an unexploded Turkish mine that had washed ashore.