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Makrigialos Beach

Makrigialos Beach

At the end of the promenade with the tavernas is the start of the long Makrigialos sandy beach that runs all the way into the next village, Analipsi (1km to east).

A one kilometre long beach, with fine gold sand and shallow waters, lies right in front of the town of Makry Gialos. It is accredited with the blue flag and is considered to be one of the safest beaches for swimmers of all experience and children due to its soft and gently shelving.
It is an organised beach with sun-beds, umbrellas and most sea sports facilities. The beach is lined with a good variety of taverns to suit all tastes, the fishing port being the most picturesque part of the village.

If you go to the right part of the beach beside the harbour you will find a beautiful sheltered area with very shallow water suitable for children of all ages, even a 2 year old can walk out quite far in it as usually there is no waves or stones.

The village of Makrigialos has been expanding and growing for the lest few decades and nowadays there are plenty of hotels and other accommodations (apartments, studios, villas) in the area and excellent tavernas, restaurants and kafenions.

Facilities-Additional Info
Distance: Heraklion 120km – Sitia 35km – Ierapetra 25km
Beach type: Sand
Facilities: Accommodation-plenty of choices, Restaurants-plenty of choices, Umbrellas / beds, Sports, Lifeguard, Showers, Blue Flag, Tree shadow
Accessibility: Bus services, Paved road, Handicap friendly
Food-Hotels: Restaurant / Cafe: Yes – Accommodation: Yes
Villa Kamara, Makrigialos
Kamara Villa, Makrigialos
Kamara Villa, Makrigialos

At a distance 30km from Ierapetra the southernmost town in Europe, 35km from the airport in Sitia and 120km from Heraklion located the Villa Kamara in Makrigialos of Creta in Greece! Five fully equipped apartments are available for you to…

Miramare Studios
Miramare Studios

Miramare is consisted of eight stylish studios, which are located only a few steps away from the beach, in a very quiet place on the edge of a settlement. The settlement is the picturesque haven of Makris Gialos. In this…

Maria’s Seafront
Maria’s seafront
Situated directly on the long beach of Makrigialos and just one step away from the Libyan Sea you can find Maria Tsanakalioti’s group of studios and apartments.
Villa Feggari, Makrigialos
Villa Feggari, Makrigialos

Villa Fengari is located in Makrigialos or Makrys Gialos East Crete, in Lassithi Prefecture, on the south-eastern coast of Crete, at 150m from the sea. Makrigialos is a quiet tourist seaside resort, on the south-eastern coast of Crete. It is…

Olympia Apts, Makrigialos
Olympia apts, Makrigialos

Olympia apts is a beautiful, recently rebuilt in the heart of Makry Gialos Bay, lying right in front of a sandy, Blue Flag awarded beach, with the ambition of winning your hearts because we have put our love and effort…

Perigiali Aparments
Perigiali aparments

Perigiali apartments to rent are situated on the west of the picturesque port of Makri Gialos (or Makrysgialos), southeast Crete,  near the beautiful beach of Kalamoukanias. Perigiali apartments are only 50 metres away from the sea and the tranquility of…

Sunrise Apartments, Makrigialos
Sunrise apartments, Makrigialos

The Petrakis family has been successfully running the apartments in Makrigialos, East Crete, for a number of years because it offers a comfortable, friendly and hospitable environment. Villa Sunrise is the ideal place for those who want to enjoy a…

Akrotiri Apartments
Akrotiri apartments

These beautiful apartments are set at the edge of a strip of land right into the sea of Makrys Gialos. Because of their exceptional position they offer superb views towards the Lybian Sea and the surrounding mountain scenery. There are…

Villa Victoria
Villa Victoria

Villa Victoria consists of 5 studios and accommodate up to 4 person each one. They have view to the main beach of Makrigialos ( 2 min walk - 150 m.) and to Kalamokanias Beach ( 2 min walk - 150…

Daidalos Maisonettes
Daidalos maisonettes

Daidalos Villas is a newly built complex consisting of 4 maisonettes with sea view. The maisonettes complex is located in Makrigialos just 80 m from the beach. The Villa consists of 4 housing units. The holidays apartments are designed to…

Ikaros Apartments, Makrigialos
Ikaros apartments, Makrigialos

This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. Located right on the beachfront in Makry Gialos Village, Ikaros Villa offers self-catering accommodation that open to a balcony, enjoying Libyan Sea or mountain views. Free Wi-Fi is available in all…

Athena Villa, Makrigialos
Athena Villa, Makrigialos

Self catering Cretan detached 3 bedroom Villa, private swimming pool, stunning sea views, just 3minutes walk from the beach. Ideal for relaxing holidays for families, friendly groups or couples Athena 3 bedroom holiday rental Villa consists of 3 bedrooms with…

Artemis Villa, Makrigialos
Artemis Villa, Makrigialos

Self catering Cretan detached 4 bedroom Villa, private swimming pool, stunning sea views, just 3minutes walk from the beach. Ideal for relaxing holidays for families, friendly groups or couples. Artemis 4 bedroom Villa consists of 4 bedrooms each with ensuite…

Aeolus Villas, Makrigialos
Aeolus Villas, Makrigialos

Aeolus 5 bedroom holiday rental Villa consists of 5 bedrooms each with ensuite marble bathrooms. The holiday rental Villa is detached, including a private swimming pool and a garden. On the ground floor are located 2 bedrooms, with 2 bathrooms,…

Revans Studios, Makrigialos
Revans Studios, Makrigialos

The accommodation contains 2 apartments - studios for 2 to 4 people (approx. 30 square meters each apartment). Apartments REVANS is situated on the main Makrigialos beach, built next to the sea, only a few meters away, so it's a…

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  1. Makrigialos is a very pleasant part of Crete to stay in. Although there is plenty of tourist accommodation in the area, it is away from the concrete jungle of the north coast strip but requires a long transfer from the airport. It has one of the best sandy beaches in eastern Crete and gently shelving water so it’s ideal for the kids. The resort has plenty of bars, shops and restaurants as well as car hire agencies.

    Eastern Crete has plenty to do and see although I guess the 4-year old will be happiest on the beach all day. There’s a Minoan villa close to the resort and you are just along the coast from Ierapetra, the most southern town in Europe. It’s a straightforward drive northeast to Siteia from where you can reach the likes of Vai beach and Toplou Monastery in the far east. Zakros ancient site sits on the east coast too. Needless to say, the countryside between is full with rural villages where you can stop for a cheap but authentic lunch for a few euros each.

    You would certainly need to rent a car if you stayed in Makrigialos as this would enable you to explore the area at your own pace

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