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Makry Gialos town

Town description

Located on the southeast coast of Crete, Makry Gialos is a charming beach resort that offers visitors a range of activities and attractions. The resort is conveniently situated approximately 60km from Agios Nikolaos, 25km from Ierapetra, and 33km from Sitia. Makry Gialos boasts a small fishing harbour and a beautiful 1km long sandy beach that extends from the harbour to the east. In addition, there are four more stunning beaches in the immediate vicinity. Visitors can find accommodation in family-run studios and apartment complexes, and there is a wide selection of bars, restaurants, and tavernas, some of which are located right on the beachfront or at the small fishing harbour.

Makry Gialos serves as the administrative centre of the wider area, which includes several picturesque traditional villages built on the tree-covered mountainsides. The region has a rich history dating back to the Minoan times, as evidenced by the numerous ruins from the Roman and Venetian periods. Visitors can explore the ancient ruins and learn about the region’s fascinating past. Additionally, the traditional villages in the area offer a glimpse into the local way of life and provide an opportunity to sample authentic Cretan cuisine.

The stunning beaches and crystal-clear waters make Makry Gialos a popular destination for water sports enthusiasts. Visitors can enjoy a range of activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving, and windsurfing. The area surrounding Makry Gialos is rich in history and culture, making it an ideal destination for history buffs and culture enthusiasts. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach holiday or an adventure-filled getaway, Makry Gialos has something to offer everyone.


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Most frequent asked questions

Where is Makry Gialos located?

Makry Gialos is located on the south-east coast of Crete, Greece.

How far is Makry Gialos from Agios Nikolaos?

Makry Gialos is located 60km from Agios Nikolaos.

What is the distance between Makry Gialos and Ierapetra?

Makry Gialos is located 25km from Ierapetra.

How far is Sitia from Makry Gialos?

Sitia is located 33km from Makry Gialos.

What are the main features of Makry Gialos?

Makry Gialos features a small fishing harbour and a 1km long sandy beach that stretches from the harbour to the east. There are also four more lovely beaches in the immediate area.

What type of accommodation is available in Makry Gialos?

Accommodation in Makry Gialos is mostly family-run studio and apartment complexes.

What dining options are available in Makry Gialos?

There is a good choice of bars, restaurants, and tavernas in Makry Gialos, some of them right on the beach front or at the small fishing harbour.

What is the administrative centre of the wider area that Makry Gialos is a part of?

Makry Gialos is the administrative centre of the wider area which comprises some picturesque traditional villages built on the tree-covered mountain sides.

How long has the area around Makry Gialos been inhabited?

The area around Makry Gialos has been inhabited since the Minoan times, as many ruins from this as well as the Roman and the Venetian periods prove.

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