The Myrtos Beach is temporarily closed for tourists, unfortunately. The Ministry of Transport together with other organizations agreed with the scientists that this area was severely damaged during the earthquake of 26 January and 2 February 2014. As a consequence, on the streamer leading to the eminent beach, there are very dangerous areas with a high probability of rock falls.
Repair work will continue until mid-July. Realizing what negative impact there will be from restricting the access to the beach Myrtos on Kefalonian economy, every effort is made to complete strengthening and repair the roads in the shortest possible time. However, it is believed that it would be appropriate to extend the ban on entry to the month of September. Such a decision, unfortunately, will have extremely negative consequences for the financial component of the island based on the tourism business. Nevertheless, the safety of the people is above all – the restriction to access the beach will be waived only in the case of full confidence in the absence of danger for the visitors.
Myrtos is the hallmark of Kefalonia being famous not only in Europe but throughout the world. Hopefully, this gem will soon delight happy campers with its charming coastline, incredible colour waters, and grand white cliffs.
However, as the saying goes, every cloud has a silver lining! Kefalonia has countless wonderful charming coves and beaches that have been forgotten in the fame of Myrtos. Such as, Antisamos, Agios Thomas, Alaties, beautiful sandy beach in Pessada, and many others!
Dare, travel, and discover amazing Kefalonia – your own Kefalonia, as this gorgeous island will decide to show up for you only!