Descending the pine forest of Peykoselioy found in Makrigialos, one of the most popular summer resorts in Crete. Makris Gialos, gets its name from the large sandy beaches, which each year enjoy thousands of locals and foreign visitors.
The later history of the record as a small fishing village with few inhabitants which served as a hub for agricultural products and animals, but the perfect natural landscape was to decisively change the identity of the area. The current population is 760 inhabitants.
The large tourist investments began the 1980s highlighted the quality of Makrigialos and converted it into an ideal summer destination. The golden sand, shallow and awarded with Blue Flag beaches waters of Makrigialos, full and multidimensional coverage of services offered, people have identified the site as appropriate family destination and not only.
H nodal position between Ierapetra and sitia recommends the Makrigialos ideal for alternative tourism activities in Eastern Crete, while the mild climate attracts mainly northern Europeans citizens to buy land and houses. The small and picturesque Harbor fueling the taverns with fresh fish while in the summer months there are daily excursions to gaidouronisi and koufonisi
The value of the area of Makris Gialos seems appreciated since ancient times, and the ruins of the Minoan Villa, (miniature of the Palace of Knossos) dating back to 1500 b.c. is the best witness.
In the area is also the great age of easily Villa which dates back to between the 1st BC and the 3rd century AD and in which it is believed that it remained a Roman centurion, who supervised crops marine snails for the production of valuable then purple.
Places near Makri Gialos
Makri Gialos Beach is 35 km far from Sitia and 29 from Ierapetra. The name Makri Gialos means "long beach", which indeed it is the long sandy beach with crystal clear, shallow waters, is perfect for children and non-swimmers, and further out for more experienced swimmers. At the eastern side and very close to Makrigialos main beach you can walk to the beautiful Mikri Poli beaches.
The beach is lined with a good variety of tavernas to suit all tastes, the fishing port being the most picturesque part of the village.
From the port, there is a boat which leaves each morning for the beautiful island of Koufonisi, returning late afternoon. Makri Gialos has a very good suply of shops, tavernas and watersport facilities and attracts visitors of all ages. From Makri Gialos you can visit also Monastery of Kapsa and the impressive gorges of Pervolakia, Orino and Pefki.
The excavations brought to light a minoan villa. In the same region a villa from the Roman period has been excavated.
Shallow beach with golden sand and blue waters, sheltered and organized, is an ideal family destination
Life in Roman Villa in Makri Gialos lasted about three centuries. From 1st BC to the 3rd AD. Its long occupation is documenting its importance and also the wealth of the region, both the agricultural sector and the navy. The building ground was covered with tiles, and the 37 rooms and spaces were developed around an oblong courtyard.
Although it was found in bad shape indicative of the luxurious flooring and walls of some rooms with marble slabs, like the mosaic entrance floor where black and white pebbles where forming geometric surrounded by ivy leaves.
The cherished to Roman world baths were discovered in the south wing of the villa. It includes an outdoor horseshoe pool, in cathode scale lined with marble surrounded by areas with mosaics depicting geometric patterns with circles, while close the characteristic hypocaust with 56 cyoniscs was also found. Water channeled from tanks to the baths with a closed and pipelined system.
Minoan villa at Makri Gialos was founded in a fertile plain, east of Ierapetra and close to the sea, controlling the agricultural production and shipping. Its wealth lies in its construction, which is the epitome of royal architecture during Late Minoan Period (1500-1450 BC).
The building apartments organize around the central courtyard. In the northern part an M shape built construction was found, perhaps altar, while both north and northeast side developed arcades.
It also contains western courtyard and west facade with carved stonework and worship places. The rooms are meticulously manufactured with paved floors and walls coated with plaster. Of these findings, important are the clay and stone vessels, the idols, and the seal of stearin with ship sacred performances, priestess and sacred tree that probably testifies the building’s religious character.
Daidalos Villas maisonettes in Makrigialos: 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 be next to each other with a private balcony with a fantastic sea view to the Libyan sea.
Miramare Studios - apartments Makrigialos >> sea view apartments in southeast Crete >> Family accommodation in Makrys Gialos CreteMiramare 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 village, you can find numerous taverns and restaurants, as well as shops, doctors, pharmacy and car rental offices.
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Villa Feggari apartments Makrigialos >> sea view apartments in southeast Crete >> Family accommodation in Makrys Gialos CreteVilla 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.
Perigiali apartments to rent are situated on the west of the picturesque port of Makrys Yialos near the beautiful beach of Kalamoukanias.
Perigiali apartments are only 50 metres away from the sea and the tranquility of the scenery offers relaxation and peacefulness to the guest. Perigiali apartments consist of six dual-chambered apartments, fully equiped, which are situated on the ground floor of the building.
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 calm, serene and pleasant vacation.
These beautiful apartments are set at the edge of a strip of land right into the sea of Makrys Yialos.
Because of their exceptional position they offer superb views towards the Lybian Sea and the surrounding mountain scenery.
You have a splendid opportunity to enjoy a dream trip to Makrisgialos, at Sitia Crete, a place of unprecedented images and amazing colours that will give you unique excitements and remarkable experiences. The Cybele complex (70m far from the beautiful beach of Kalamoukanias) has twelve luxurious suites and apartments, which were designed and built with great care and real taste, paying attention to every little detail. (русский язык)
It is about 2 quad units of 75 square meters eight, eight double rooms of 45 square meters and two 30 squire meters.
Olympia apartments Makrigialos >> sea view apartments in southeast Crete >> Beachfront accommodation in Makrys Gialos CreteOlympia apts is a beautiful, recently rebuilt in the heart of Makri 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 in order to satisfy your elegant pure choice.
Ikaros Apartments-Sea view apartments right on the beach: Ikaros villa is located at the beach in Makrigialos, only 30 m from the sea.
From the apartment you can have a spectacular view to the Libyan sea. Ikaros villa is a family complex. It is located in the beautiful village of Makrigialos.
The villa consists of 4 different housing units.
Stelin Tours is an experienced, reliable and well-organised travel agency located in Makry-Gialos, Lassithi, Crete, which provides excellent travel services that will make your vacation on the island of Crete a unique experience. We offer a wide variety of all-inclusive travel services in the Makry-Gialos area, such as hotel accommodation, studios, apartments, rooms and villas for rent.
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