Myrtos Beach – Kefalonia

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Some say it’s Greece’s best beach, and they might be right.

In the northwest corner of Kefalonia lies Myrtos Beach, a mile-and-a-half long arc of dazzling white pebbles that cuts deep into a sheer cliff .  It is very sunny – to avoid overexposure, you might hire a lounger and beach umbrella. In high season however you definitely need to love soaking up the rays, as there are only limited umbrellas and little natural shade.

Near Myrtos, the Assos fishing village is a small, flower-filled harbour giving onto coves where local farmers sell delicious thyme honey. On the northernmost tip of the island, have lunch or dinner at the lovely, picture-perfect port of Fiskardo village, where Kefalonia’s best taverna serves lobster straight from the sea.

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HOW TO GET THERE: The nearest you can get by public transport is the top of the winding three-mile approach road on any bus bound for Assos or Fiskardo. From there you have to count on your own legs to descend the cliffs to this sandy paradise.

WHAT TO KNOW:  No watersports allowed, just relax or go for a refreshing swim.

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