From Pelekas, Mirtiotissa is a pleasant 50minute downhill walk, the last two kilometres following a narrow tarmac road and unsufaced tracks through olive groves. Be warned, the last 800m is an incredibly steep and dusty track down.
The autumnal storms and tides take away the beach every year. It is recreated by the spring tides leaving a clean, sandy cove.
Be aware of a few informal demarcations. As you get onto the beach from the track and walk toward the sea, the main section right in front of you is mixed - clothed/nudist, gay/straight. The section of beach to the left is mainly nudist. Beyond the rocks to the right it is mainly nudist and gay - there is not much beach this way, just very small coves.
Tolerance and easy-going attitudes prevail among bathers on Mirtiotissa.
The beach is enclosed by cliffs to which cling pines, myrtle and thyme bushes. A couple of streams trickle down to the beach providing a cool freshwater shower. There is little natural shade on the beach and it has the sun most of the day.
There is a good taverna just above the beach and a small hut selling drinks and snacks, umbrellas and beds (at the same rates as other beaches in the areas).
Enjoy your stay and look after the environment.
London, United Kingdom
July 18, 2002
From journal Corfu -A Walk on the Quiet Side