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    Palmira Apartments is a first class complex situated on the main village road of Makrigialos and is just 5 minutes downhill walk of the traditional harbor and the main sandy beach where there are plenty of restaurants and shops.

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  • Makry Gialos is one of the biggest resorts and the best solution for those who want to visit Crete in a very good price.

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Places to Visit

Makrigialos is a popular destination in Crete, for tourists of all kinds as it is one of the biggest resorts in the area which gives the opportunity to choose between different in character beaches – either sandy with shallow waters or with small pebbles and deep waters:

  • Analipsi’s Beach
  • Port’s Beach
  • Kalamokania’s Beach
  • Koufonissi Island

The main beach of Makrigialos is a beautiful organized beach which is approximately 1km long and is known as Analipsi's Beach.The crystal clear shallow waters and the fine sand make the beautiful long beach of Makrigialos ideal for families with young children and non-swimmers.This organized beach has been awarded with blue flags and there are many tamarisk trees, umbrellas, showers, water sports many other activities. There is also a number of restaurants and taverns where you can enjoy a meal.

At the picturesque port there is another beautiful beach which is also organized and has the same features as the Analipsi Beach (clear waters and a beautiful sandy beach).
It offers a selection of some well conceived and decorated restaurants and taverns that suit all tastes. The traditional taverns of the area serve fresh fish that is caught from the local fishermen, while a la minute dishes, homemade food and other local traditional dishes are also served at restaurants and taverns. On the other hand, Makrigialos has an active nightlife scene, with its many cafes and open-air beach bars, which feel casually-stylish in the evenings. The area provides a local and not excessively tourist-trodden atmosphere.

The good thing about Makrigialos is that it covers the needs of both, families or couples that want to avoid manicured resorts, and looking for peaceful and unhurried holidays and young people who are seeking clubbing till dawn, cafes, sea sports and other activities.


West of Makrigialos and after the port (50m from Palmira apts) there is the beach of Kalamokania. It is a lovely beach with deep, crystal clear waters, sand, small pebbles and tamarisk trees. It is not an organized beach but there are some umbrellas and sun beds. The beach is not visible from the main road and is known mainly to the local people. However, close to the beach there are few taverns.


From Makrigialos you have the opportunity to make a day trip by boat and visit the opposite small island called Koufonissi. Koufonissi, with the white sand covering most of the island, the beautiful beaches with the crystal clear waters in blue and green hues that challenge you to swim, the various caves and the unspoilt landscape, will amaze you. In the island you call also see an impressive ancient theatre and many other ruins of the Hellenistic and Roman times.

Guest Reviews


Very clean and well presented, we even got a weloming bottle of raki! I would have no hesitation in booking this apartment again.


The apartments were extremely spacious, fully equipped and super clean. We loved the fact that it was convenient to get to the beach - only 100m on foot - and that Mr Manolis & Mrs Maria were soooo friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend it to those who seek relaxing vacations in a quiet and beautiful place.


Stayed there for 9 nights. Two storey apartments were nice and spacious. Apartments are well kept. Can recommend to evryone planning to stay in Makrigialos and not wishing to stay directly next to beach (It's about 100 metres to beach.) Good value for price.