Myrtos Beach

When you’re in Lassi, a trip over to visit Myrtos Beach is an absolute must. Get ready for a relaxing day in the warm Greek sunshine as you sit back and enjoy Kefalonia’s most iconic beach.

The journey by car is around 30km from Lassi, and should take about 40 minutes. First you’ll find yourself on a stunning coastal road before heading inland through some of Kefalonia’s mountains, with second highest peak Agia Dynati in the distance. The final couple of kilometres take you down a steep, winding road that leads you to Myrtos from the village of Divarata.

If you like your beaches to be dramatic, then Myrtos Beach will be perfect for you. Chalky white cliffs dotted with lush green vegetation plunge down towards the shoreline, providing a scene so
beautiful the beach was used in the Hollywood film Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.

Lay down your towel on the small white pebbles or rent a sun lounger for a small fee, and gaze out to the turquoise waters of the Ionian Sea. It won’t take long for the water to become too tempting, as you cool down with a refreshing dip.

When you get hungry or need a refreshing drink to sip, there’s a beach bar with lovely views out across the bay. Or there’s a number of tavernas at the top of the road that leads down to the beach if you’d rather have something more substantial to eat.

Myrtos Beach is west-facing, so stick around for sunset and you’ll be treated to a spectacular light show as the sun sinks into the sparkling Ionian waters. Once the sun’s disappeared, make your way back to Lassi and sample some cocktails at Eden Bar as you look over your pictures of the
breathtaking sunset.