"Mirtos" Mirtos Tip by nickandchris

Mirtos, Crete Island: 2 reviews and 6 photos

  The beach at Mirtos.
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  • The beach at Mirtos. - Crete Island
      The beach at Mirtos.
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  • Lunch in Mirtos. - Crete Island
      Lunch in Mirtos.
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  • Mirtos waterfront. - Crete Island
      Mirtos waterfront.
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  • Small harbour at Mirtos. - Crete Island
      Small harbour at Mirtos.
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  • Patiently waiting..... - Crete Island
      Patiently waiting.....
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We stopped here briefly for a drink one day and liked what we saw. A clean, bright village on the coast with a decent beach and enough places to eat and stay at. The tavernas were on the waterfront, to the left of the shingly looking beach.
Everywhere there were tubs of flowers and brightly painted taverna furniture.
This is another place I have ear-marked as a possibility for a holiday. Not exactly off the beaten track as it seems it has always been popular with independent travellers and now a few English holiday companies have arrived here. Nothing stays the same.

Returned in June 2011 and still liked what we saw. Somehow reminded me of a smaller Matala with plenty of old hippies in evidence.

We strolled through the streets onto the waterfront, which is lined with pleasant looking tavernas and cafes and decided to have a bite to eat. I can't remember the name of it but we were served by a girl from Lithunia. We opted for a plate of squid between us, ?7, half a kilo of rose at ?4, a coke, ?1.5 and bread, which was enough for our small lunchtime appetite.

There didn't appear to be many people about, despite it being June and very hot. I suspect this could have something to do with the English holiday company Kosmar, who had accommodation here, getting the chop.

In the back streets are a selection of tourist shops selling the usual.

Themajority of the beach is to one side of the village with the odd establishment behind, offering sunbeds.Steps lead down from the tavernas onto the shingly beach.

Address: Mirtos, Crete.
Directions: South coast of Crete, 17 km. west of Ierapetra.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 4, 2011
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