Extended archaeological excavations uncovered two archaic settlements near Myrtos. One just beyond the village, in the site of Phournos, dated in the Early Minoan period (2600-2200 B.C.).
The other, in the site of Pyrgos, dated in the Late Minoan period (2200-1600 B.C.). In the west of the village is also situated a Roman bath, of which one may recognize remains of walls and colonnades spread around the big BLUE and the nearby beach.
You will find almost everything you wish in the village: cafe's, bars, restaurants, as well as bakery, butchery and supermarket, which make residence comfortable and pleasant. Myrtos is connected by bus to Heraklion, Agios Nikolaos, Sitia and Ierapetra, which is the major town of the area, 14 Km away and the 4th bigger town of Crete. You may also rent a car or motorcycle and visit Knossos, Festos, Matalla, Vai etc.
However you never feel bored if you choose to stay around Myrtos. You may visit the ancient sites around the village and along the small hills of the area. You may rent a bike or take an afternoon walk to the valley and enjoy the smell of oranges and lemons. You may fish, go jogging along the beach or trekking to the nice gorges and forests, or enjoy the breeze in your veranda.