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World's best beaches: Myrtos Beach

DEBBIE BATSON
Last updated 05:00 20/07/2013
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PARADISE: Myrtos Beach.

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The most beautiful beach I have ever been to (and it may well be the most beautiful place that I have been to fullstop) is Myrtos Beach in Kefalonia, Greece.

We were visiting Kefalonia for a friend's wedding while we were living in England and decided to explore the island a little. We were driving along and I saw a sign for Myrtos Beach and it rung a bell from a guide book I had read so we turned left and wound our way down to the most beautiful vista I have ever seen.

We were fortunate that we went on a day when there were not many people there. We decided to swim, the water was warm and coloured this amazing azure blue. I just remember sinking into the water and a singular thought struck me "this is the most beautiful place I have ever been" (which is a big call coming from New Zealand).

The calm and the beauty of the place struck me and has stuck with me since. We had to leave all too soon but I often think back to that moment and my most beautiful beach moment ever.

When I was reading the guide book of these beaches in Kefalonia there was a note saying these beaches had "minimal facilities". Coming from New Zealand where all you need is a beach towel and some sunscreen, I immediately thought, "facilities? What sort of facilities do you need at a beach?"

But they had sun loungers, umbrellas, food and drink shopping, showers, etc. It was all very posh and that was "minimal facilities."

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