Mirtos is located 15km west of Ierapetra. The small village has been known for many years by travelers and has now evolved into a well loved destination for independent tourists. It gets very busy in summer but it is still on a small scale, not mass-tourism.

Location of Mirtos

Location of Mirtos

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Getting there: regular buses from Ierapetra

Atmosphere: Mirtos manages to be lively and laid-back at the same time

Accommodation: a good choice of rooms, studios and a couple of hotels. Plenty to choose from. Find accommodation in Mirtos

Restaurants: there are a dozen restaurants in the village.



Shopping: a few supermarkets as well as a number of other shops

Nightlife: still pretty quiet. Some bars with music

Beach: a long pebble beach without much shade

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Mirtos- Walk with donkeys in East Crete (about 30 min drive from Mirtos)

Early Minoan settlement at Fournou Korifi

Minoan site of Myrtos Pyrgos

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  • Mirtos
  • Mirtos beach
  • The sea front promenade
  • Village street

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