The numerous existing myrtles in the greater area seem to have given their name to the beautiful coastal settlement, behind which there are impressive rocks. The settlement is situated right across Telendos, which is distinguished by a narrow channel (approximately 700 m). The area Mirties is connected to Telendos by means of boat people. Telendos was cut from Kalymnos due to the big earthquake in 535 AD. Moreover, there are excursions that are being organized to the near beaches, the cave Kefalas, as well as to the islands around Kalymnos. The picturesque coastal settlement Melitsahas is also near. The area Mirties is situated 8 kilometers away to the north-west of Pothia.