Myrtiotissa

Distance from the city of Corfu

19 Km. The driving time is about 22 min.

Nearby regions

village “Ermones” is located 4 km northerly and the driving time is about 8 min. 6 km southerly is the located  beach “Glifada” and  driving time is about 9 min .

Public transportation

You can find analytically the itineraries of Green Buses on www.ktelkerkyras.gr from and to the City Of Corfu. The time with the bus is about 35 min. The bus terminal is on the main road of the village. It takes 30 min on foot to reach to the beach

Morphology of Sea and Beach

There is fine sand inside and outside the sea. The sea deepens smoothly.

The region provides the following:

Region’s origin of name

The name of the region comes from a picture of Virgin Mary, which was found in myrtles (“Myrties” in greek language).

History of region

Myrtiotissa is the haven of the village “Vatos”. Most properties here belong to the inhabitants of this village. Myrtiotissa is a beautiful small beach with crystal clear water and is mostly preferred by nudists. On the right side of the beach it is located the monastery of Virgin Mary “Myrtiotissa”, which was founded in 14th century by a Christianized Turkish monk. There is also a coastal path with botanical interest, which will lead you to the village “Ermones”.

Population

During the winter time there are no residents. In contrast to winter time the residents are about 1000 people during the summer time including visitors.

Employment of population before and after the touristic development

The residents of the region formerly occupied professionally with olive groves, farming, agriculture and fisheries. Each family was autonomous and everything that was needed was home made. Today most people deal professionally with tourism during the summer months. During the winter time they deal amateur with agriculture and especially with the olive gathering and fishing

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