Myrtos was an Early Bronze Age settlement that dates around 2,500 BC to 2,000 BC and is attributed to the Minoans. It is one of the first examples of a Early Minoan II period settlement that contains a Proto-Urban center and is contemporary with Vasiliki. What is also unique like Vasiliki is that it was eventually destroyed by fire.
The architecture of the city suggests they were egalitarian and there was no evidence of defensive fortifications. The growth and development of the settlement has been traced by archaeologists through studying wall additions to different structures. Artifact finds from this settlement show trade and other contact with the Levant, mainland Greece, the Cyclades as well as Egypt.