Six marvellous reasons to visit Makrigialos

The White Houses, Makrigialos, Crete

Natural beauty
Makrigialos is considered one of the loveliest seaside resorts in Crete, graced with a long, sandy beach and a splendid backdrop of mountains with gorges to rival Samiria. It is the perfect base from which to explore the stunning natural beauty of the island, from the majestic peaks to the pebble coves and the sparkling sea.

Lovely climate
With its temperate climate, warm summers and mild winters, Makrigialos is lovely whatever the season. Bask on the sunlit beaches during the holiday season, enjoy the spring wildflowers or autumn foliage, or take a refreshing hike in the clear winter air.

Rich local history
Visit the ancient Minoan ruins, seek out traces of a Roman settlement on the hill near the church, explore the remains of a nearby Venetian Villa, or take a boat trip to Koufonisi island, where a Roman factory once made scarlet dye for the emperors. Those who love archaeology will find so much to interest them here in Makrigialos.

Greek tradition
Makrigialos is a haven of tranquillity, a refuge from the hectic hassles of modern life. You'll find no discos or night-clubs here - just an authentic Greek fishing village, where boats bob in the harbour, flowers spill over balconies and old men sip raki in the tavernas. Come to Makrigialos, and immerse yourself in the traditions of Crete.

Authentic cuisine
If you love Cretan cuisine, you'll love Makrigialos. The village boasts a delightful selection of tavernas, bars and cafes, all serving delicious local fare. There are many charming resturants in the area, such as the harbourside Olympio Café, and Nostos in the nearby village of Koutsouras. A twenty minute drive will take you to Kalo Nero, where you can dine in an illuminated mountainside cavern - The Dragon's Cave.

And, of course, our five wonderful holiday homes
Makrigialos Touristiki offers five luxury holiday homes, from the small Balcony Apartment, which is perfect for two guests, to the large Double House with comfortable accommodation for eight. While each villa and apartment retains its own unique and authentic Greek character, they've all been lovingly renovated and then furnished with beautiful antiques, icons and all of the modern comforts required for a superb holiday.