Popular Greek Beach Blocked Due to Road Repairs

myrtos beachThe road leading to the famous beach of Myrtos, in the Ionian Sea island of Cephalonia will be closed for repairs.

According to local authorities, the road was seriously damaged by the recent earthquakes that shook the island this year and needs repair. The consecutive earthquakes that took place in Cephalonia, caused a lot of damage to its road network as well as in several of its marinas.

Furthermore, recent heavy rainfall caused even more damage to the road leading to Myrtos beach, causing authorities to rush the repair project which had originally been scheduled for this coming fall.

The road will remain closed until mid-July, just before the peak of the tourist season.  This decision, caused the strong reaction of local tourism businesses, which blame the government and local authorities for not acting sooner in order to fix the damage.

Myrtos is one of the country’s most popular and well-known beaches, which is featured in many Greek tourism campaigns.  It has also been widely advertized by international media as the number one tourist destination in Greece.