The beach offers swimming and sunbathing facilities (sunbeds, umbrellas) as well as facilities for sea sports. And, if you prefer something more remote, you can drive or walk for 2 kilometers at the west, to the long beach near the village, where nudism is possible and snorkeling interesting. Besides, you may go eastwards to the beaches in the area of Ierapetra, at a distance from 3 to 14 kilometers far away.
If you are interested in archaeological tours, don’t miss to visit the ruins of the important Early Minoan settlement (2600-2200 b.C.) at the site “Fournou Korfi” (3,5 kilometers to the East), the Middle Minoan farmhouse at the site of “Pyrgos”, western to Myrtos and the ruins of the Roman baths, with the interesting mosaic pavements, at the site of Aghios Antonios, also western to Myrtos.
If you feel like needing a “change”, from the everyday swimming and sunbathing program, you may leave for a short excursion to the mountainous village of Males, on a height of 600 meters, at a distance of 14 kilometers northern to Myrtos. You will see numerous interesting old churches, you will enjoy a tasty lunch and if you wish you may drive some more 9 kilometers westwards, to visit the holm-oak and pine wood at the village Selakano; the wood is of breathtaking natural beauty and it will offer you freshness in the hot summer days.
In case of health problems, there is a Medical Center at Myrtos.
Access from Aghios Nicolaos is possible by rented or private car and motorbikes, as well as by taxi from Ierapetra, which is close enough.
Mirtos beach (western to the settlement)
At a distance of 2 kilometers western to the village of Myrtos, there is an oblong and very quiet beach, pebbly in its major part, with rocky parts here and there. The beach is situated close to the borders of Heraklion prefecture, at a distance of 88 kilometers far from Heraklion at the Southeast, 49 kilometers southern to Aghios Nicolaos and 16 kilometers western to Ierapetra.