Myrtos Beach is in the region of Pylaros, in the north-west of Kefalonia island, in the Ionian Sea of Greece. Myrtos beach lies between the feet of two mountains, Agia Dynati and Kalon Oros (901m).
A steep, winding road, about 2 km in length and with hairpin turns, leads down to the beach from the village of Divarata.
The beach is made up of round, white cobblestones. The sediment gradually becomes smaller as you approach the shoreline. Because the slope angle has an abrupt drop near the edge of the shoreline, the wave energy is very high and causes the gradation trends from cobbles to pebbles along the beach.
Private-car parking is available at the base of the cliffs.
There are several tavernas at the top of the road leading down to the beach in the village of Divarata, and a beach bar.Beach lounges and umbrellas are available for hire.
Myrtos has been described as "one of the most dramatic beaches in Greece", with its "mile-and-a-half long arc of dazzling white pebbles."
It was used as the location for the mine explosion episode in the film Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.
Myrtos has been voted 12 times the best Greek beach while it regularly features in best beaches lists.
During the high tourist-season in the summer, the Municipality of Pylaros runs a public bus service to and from Myrtos Beach, departing from the harbour area in Agia Efimia.