Makrigialos

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Makrigialos

The lovely fishing harbour of Makrigialos, with tavernas and cafes for breakfast, snacks and full meals, is only a 1 minute stroll away, as is the main long sandy beach. The beach has a very gentle incline that makes it particularly suitable for children. As you go to the eastern part of the village, tourist shops and facilities are more frequent and things are a bit noisier. A second quieter sand and pebble beach is a 2 minute walk, to the west of Akrotiri.

East Crete

Its exceptional position on the headland gives them superb views to the sea, the village, surrounding mountains and a breeze to keep things cool. The beach of Makriyialos has a very gentle incline that makes it particularly suitable for children.

Bungalow Studio

Ideal base for a relaxed vacation by the sea in a pleasantly uncrowded beach town. Good swimming, water sports and boat trips to Koufonisi and Chrissi Island. Explore other fairly quiet beaches nearby like Mavros Kolimbos and Koutsouras or the interesting villages of Pefki and Agios Stefanos in the mountains above.

Crete southcoast

The beach of Makrigialos has a very gentle incline that makes it particularly suitable for children. There are numerous fine beaches in the Makri Gialos region. Whilst the most popular during the summer is the Makri Gialos main beach, which offers all facilities including water sports. You can also reach several other beaches within a short walking distance.

Makrigialos Beaches

Explore other fairly quiet beaches nearby like Mavros Kolimbos and Koutsouras or the interesting villages of Pefki and Agios Stefanos in the mountains above. Visit Ierapetra and take a boat trip to Chrissi island (Gaidouronisi), with the white sands and cedar trees.

East Crete

Hikers can explore marked, pine-shaded tracks through the Pefki valley, a few miles east of Makrigialos; climb the rocky 1500-metre summit of Afendis Estravromenos; or trek through the breathtaking Thripti gorge that gashes through its flanks (start from Orino, 30 mins drive away).