Mylopotas beach on the Greek island of Ios got so popular at one point that people were sleeping on the sand to avoid hotel fees. Camping out has since been banned, but the long stretch of coastal sand is still a favorite among tourists who come not only for the view but the abundance of hotels, restaurants, and boutiques. While Mylopotas is clearly popular for a reason, anyone looking to ditch the crowd might want to head over to Myrtos beach. Located on Kefalonia island, this relatively undeveloped expanse has received several awards including “Best Beach in Greece.” Still, while such attention has attracted many visitors to Myrtos’s pebbled shores, a lack of restaurants and the fact that it’s relatively hard to reach keep it pretty isolated. “The secluded setting is worth the price of the car hire you'll need to get here and back,” says Clampet.
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