The village is named after the long stretch of sandy beach with shallow waters which offers safe swimming for children. Makrigialos has a good choice of tavernas, cafes and bars and the little harbour with its traditional fishing boats is a favourite meeting point for locals and visitors. Enjoy fresh fish and local specialities looking out over the blue sea, stroll along the small promenade or have a coffee in one of the Cretan kafenions. The authentic little villages in the hills behind Makrigialos are worth a visit and there are regular bus connections to the larger towns like Ierapetra and Sitia.
Where to stay
These studios and apartments are close to the beach and have the added benefit of a pool.