Makrigialos is a popular picturesque village with exclusive Holiday Rental Apartments providing the perfect location for visitors to explore Southern Crete.
The village’s beautiful harbour highlights a long association with fishing and Makrigialos has a fascinating history with the remains of a Roman Villa behind the church and nearby ruins of a Minoan Villa. Local walks give the visitor an opportunity to visit Pefki Gorge and a traditional Cretan Village.
This tranquil village comes alive at night with numerous tavernas and bars serving delicious food from local produce and not surprisingly fish dishes are particularly recommended, but Makrigialos is not an overly commercial resort and continues to provide the true flavour of Cretan life so popular with visitors to Southern Crete. The long sandy blue flag beach has shallow water and is ideal for children. There are around 340 days of sunshine a year so visitors return year after year enjoying the flexibility provided by the high quality holiday rentals apartments available in the village.
During June Makrigialos hosts the famous Casa dei Mezzo Music Festival held at different locations around the village. The nearby towns of Ierapetra and Sitia are good for shopping and are linked by good local bus services that have very reasonable fares (Makrigialos to Ierapetra is less than 3 Euros).
On Fridays there is a street market near the harbour and boats leave each morning providing day trips to Lefki or Koufonisia.There is a wide range of water sports available including: scuba diving, fishing, sailing etc.