Crete is special. The South East of the island even more so. An experience more than a holiday destination. With abundant blue flag beaches, stunning scenery and overwhelming hospitality, it gets under your skin and touches your soul. From climate to cuisine, activity to tranquility, astronomy to antiquity … everyone can find their own fulfilment.

Makrigialos beach

Makrigialos is a jewel in the crown; a mere 30 min drive east of Ierapetra along a coastline filled with secluded bays and beaches. The village is framed by an impressive mountain backdrop with gorges that are easily accessible, aren’t over-populated and typically lead to traditional villages and authentic Cretan hospitality; once experienced – never forgotten.

Whilst Sitia is also within easy reach (40 min drive) the harbour area has its own characterful cafes and tavernas with their own vibe and a fabulous long, sandy beach with warm, shallow waters. It’s a fantastic place to enjoy with family, to meet with friends or to relax and simply while away a day with a book.

In the evenings, a plentiful choice of well appointed, family-friendly bars and restaurants, extends a casual feel to international clientèle, creating a lovely ambience. With both traditional and contemporary cuisine, there’s more than enough choice for all bon viveurs.

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