Myrthios is a small scenic mountain village on the slopes of Mount Kouroupa, 1.3km north of Plakias. It was already mentioned in a census in 1577, but has nowadays few permanent residents. Alongside the main road you can find some very nice arts and crafts shops and several restaurants, some of them with a spectacular view over Plakias and the bay. There is also a small folklore museum, just behind the small church alongside the road.
Like in most Cretan villages it's interesting to have a wander through the small alleys north of the main road, it's taking you back to a time without cars.
The best view over Plakias and the bay is about 400 meters out of town, following the main road to the west, from a strip of concrete that is used by buses to turn.
You can walk up from Plakias In 30-45 minutes, it is not far but very steep! For directions use walk 13 or 17.
By car you drive east towards Lefkogeia and turn left at the sign for Myrthios.
Info:
Opening hours Folklore Museum: Varies depending on the time of year but in general it opens around 10 and is closed in the afternoon, usually between 13:30-16:30
Entrance fee:

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Plakias, Greece