Mirtos

Mirtos 1st of April, the season starts!

Mirtos 1st of April, the season starts!

Mirtos past

Myrtos (Greek: Μύρτος) is a small village located 14.5 km west of the town of Ierapetra in the Lasithi Prefecture on the southern coast of the Greek island of Crete. The area of Mirtos has been inhabited since the Minoan times, but the present village has only emerged in the first half of the twentieth century. Before that, it was the location of a small harbour, where residents from the higher areas around  traded local products and shipped them to Ierápetra. Only when the threat of raids on the Cretan south coast by pirates decreased  and it was, therefore, safer, Mirtos village was developed.

Mirtos now

Mirtos has developed rapidly in recent years, without, however, losing its traditional village character and special beauty. In summer, Mirtos is bustling with life, dominated by the sea and tourists, whereas the winter days, calm and peaceful, pass in farming work. The temperature in winter almost never drops below 12ºC, therefore Mirtos is also an ideal village to spend the winter. Christmas holidays can be enjoyed in the sun!

Mirtos is a quiet place where you will find a laid back atmosphere. No discos to dance but you can dance at and enjoy musical evenings that are organised by the village and restaurant/bar owners. You can spend your days on the beach, dive, make day trips, read a book or hike around the beautiful area.

In the evening, you will find several restaurants where you can enjoy wonderful trational Cretan food with a good wine even after midnight!

We have to warn you. A visit to Mirtos is addictive. Once you have been to Mirtos you like to come back.
We at Villa Nostos like to contribute to your enjoyable stay!

Distance from Villa Mirtos to:

  • Heraklion Airport: 80 km
  • Agios Nicolaos: 52 km
  • Plaka: 68 km – boat to Spinalonga: 10 minutes
  • Ierapetra the nearest town: 14 km – market on Saturday
  • Chrissy Island; with the boat from Ierapetra, 45 minutes
  • Tertsa, an even smaller village by the seaside: 6 km
  • Beach: 50 metres
  • Busstop: 100 metres
  • Restaurants: 100 metres
  • Supermarket: 200 metres
  • Bus Stop: 100 metres

It is possible to hire a car in Mirtos.

  • Spinalonga

    Spinalonga

    One of the day trips you could consider is a trip to Spinalonga. The island has been used as a leper colony.
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    Local Honey

    At Villa Nostos you can find fresh honey produced by Yannis Stabouli and his son Ilios bees .
    hiking

    Hiking

    The best way to explore the beautiful sceneries of Crete is something that can only truly be done on foot.
  • Additional Information

    Spinalonga

    14 februari 2016
    Spinalonga
    One of the day trips you could consider is a trip to Spinalonga. The island has been used as a leper colony.

    Local Honey

    14 februari 2016
    honey-4
    At Villa Nostos you can find fresh honey produced by Yannis Stabouli and his son Ilios bees .

    Hiking

    14 februari 2016
    hiking
    The best way to explore the beautiful sceneries of Crete is something that can only truly be done on foot.
  • Bookings

    A booking will be confirmed as soon as a part of the payment has been received. Prices and bank details you will find on the accommodation page.
  • Testimonials

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    Als familie Ik ben de afgelopen jaren vele malen te gast geweest bij Despina in “Villa Nostos”. Als familielid wordt je onthaald en verzorgd!   De studio’s en kamers zijn basic, maar
    Marlies Roth and Despina
    Wonderful holiday Another wonderful holiday in Mirtos has ended. This was our second time on Crete, the second time in Mirtos and the second time at Villa Nostos. No better place to be if yo