Makrigialos (official spelling: Makry-Gialos) is a small, unspoiled beach resort on the south-east coast of Crete, some 45 miles (70km) from the tourist hotspots of Elounda and Agios Nikolaos, and a world removed from the frenetic pace of Malia. It has a permanent population of around 1000 inhabitants who originate mostly from the surrounding villa...

Makrigialos (official spelling: Makry-Gialos) is a small, unspoiled beach resort on the south-east coast of Crete

The beach at Makrigialos is the main beach in the area - a blue-flag accredited sandy strip stretches nearly a kilometre (half a mile) from the harbour. The exceptionally shallow waters are particularly popular with young families, and there are numerous harbour-side and beach-front cafes, bars, and restaurants. Sunbeds and beach umbrellas are ofte...

The main beach in the area, the blue-flag accredited sandy strip stretches nearly a kilometre (half a mile) from the harbour. The exceptionally shallow waters are particularly popular with young families, and there are numerous harbour

Diaskari beach, pictured here in peak season 2010, is another quiet beach, just beyond Makrigialos' eastern end, and separated from the main bay shoreline by a large headland. It can be reached by car or on foot (via the roads). The Diaskari tavern sits at the western end, serving refreshments and offering sunbeds and umbrellas.Diaskari beach, pict...

Diaskari beach, pictured here in peak season is another quiet beach, just beyond Makrigialos' eastern end, and separated from the main bay shoreline by a large headland. It can be reached by car or on foot (via the roads). The Diaskari tavern s

Kalamokania beach is a shingle/sandy beach, separated from the main beach by a headland, and served by a restaurant providing sunbeds and umbrellas for hire. The beach can be reached on foot by following the paved coast road up and around the headland, or by car. The deeper waters make Kalamokania a better choice for snorkellers.Kalamokania beach i...

Kalamokania beach is a shingle/sandy beach, separated from the main beach by a headland, and served by a restaurant providing sunbeds and umbrellas for hire. The beach can be reached on foot by following the paved coast road up and around the headland, or by car. The deeper waters make Kalamokania a better choice for snorkellers.Kalamokania beach i...

Described by the Sunday Times Online as "the most unique and intimate classical music Summer festival in Europe", the annual Casa dei Mezzo Music Festival celebrates its 10th year in 2013. This year's festival begins on Wednesday 26th June, starting as usual with an opening concert in Makrigialos harbour featuring traditional performances by local ...

Described by The Sunday Times Online as 'the most unique and intimate classical music summer festival in Europe', the ninth Casa dei Mezzo Music Festival will run from Thursday June to Tuesday June This year the festival can boast thr

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