Mirtos is a small village on the south coast of eastern Crete, located 14 km west of Ierapetra. It is surrounded by olive groves, citrus groves, and some greenhouses, and the Kryopotamos river flows through the valley in winter.
The village has a population of about 500 people, and it is a popular destination for tourists from all over Europe and the world. The accommodation, restaurants, and shops are mostly family-run, and the village has retained its traditional character and charm.
In the winter months, Mirtos is a great place to escape the cold weather of the northern countries. The climate is mild and subtropical, and the village is a peaceful and relaxing place to spend time.
The beach in Mirtos is wide and sandy, and there is a section that is organized with sunbeds, umbrellas, showers, and changing rooms. There is also a lifeguard on duty during the summer season. At the western end of the beach, the sand is wider and there are tamarisk trees that provide shade in the hot midday hours.
The village has a few shops, including a baker, a butcher, and two mini markets. There is a pharmacy and an ATM. There are several tavernas in the village that serve traditional Cretan and Greek cuisine. There are also a few cafes along the promenade and in the streets that offer breakfast, snacks, and drinks.
Mirtos is a charming and peaceful village that is a great place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Crete. The village has something to offer everyone, from families to couples to solo travelers.
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Activities for the visitor:
In addition to visiting the beach and the promenade with various restaurants and coffee bars for a relaxing holiday, you can also be active in Mirtos.
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