Mirtos – a traditional Greek village

Mirtos is a very attractive traditional Greek village located within Crete, at about 15 from Ierapetra. This town is considered the most southern city in all Europe and has a steady amount of inhabitants of about 700, although the amount of people in the town tends to increase during summer. There is a wide amount of activities available for tourists in this destination in such a way that, despite of its small size and apparent tranquility, they could find many exciting things to do.

Among the most appealing characteristics of Mirtos there is its inhabitants and traditions. The inhabitants of Mirtos are characterized by being very welcoming and kind as well as very friendly with tourists. This characteristic often allows or helps visitors learning about the traditions this village while being integrated and feeling as part of the town.

Despite of its small size, Mirtos counts with almost any facility a visitor could need to be comfortable. While walking around, tourists could find several shops, supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, and pubs. One of the most recommendable experiences nobody should miss during their visit to Mirtos is enjoying a traditional dish at a restaurant on the coast.

There is a variety of attractive beaches spread throughout Mirtos’ coastline. The main and central beach of Mirtos is very beautiful and offers commodities such as parasols and chairs for those visitors who wish to rent them. Besides this central beach, there also are several others, most of which usually are less crowded and offer more peaceful environments for those visitors who wish to relax.

Besides its beaches, Mirtos also offers a variety of other attractive spots and landscapes. Among the most interesting spots and landscapes tourists can find while walking around there is a variety of gorges, often described as the most beautiful ones in this area of Greece. Besides this, those tourists who wish to spend energies and practice exciting activities could also rent pedal boats, surf boards, and catamarans if they wish to enjoy the water, or rent bikes to explore the area following any path they might desire.