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Panmar Apartments

Makry Gialos

Makry Gialos

Makry Gialos is a popular touristic resort in Crete which due to its natural beauty, it has been subject to major touristic development for the last few years.

Touching the Libyan Sea and although its recent development, holds its traditional character and originality, is ideal for those who seek peace and relaxation on holiday.

The Breathtaking view at Makry Gialos bay reveals the unique beauty of the old fisherman’s village on the sandy beach with the deep blue waters.

The beach covers an area of 2 km with crystal clear waters, ideal for children and adults.

Best Moments

  • Sunset
  • Sandy Beach
  • Location
  • Amenities

Useful Distances

  • Beach: 150m
  • Makrys Gialos Village Centre: 150m
  • Bus Stop: 100m
  • Super Market: 150m
  • Heraklion: 121km
  • Heraklion Airport: 118km
  • Sitia Public Airport: 38km
  • Ierapetra: 26km
  • Nature

    The Panmar Apartments, the beautiful landscape, the surrounding herb vegetation, and the wonderful beaches, are combined together with the traditional Cretan hospitality. Meet the beauty of Makry Gialos, walk into the local canyons through the aromatic herbs and pine trees, enjoy an experience enchased by the goodwill and the natural smile of the local people.

  • Pefki Gorge

    Pefki Gorge is one of the most beautiful gorges of eastern Crete, with amazing rock formations caused by the influence of the natural forces and the intense vegetation. The length of the gorge is approximately 4,5 km. The walking path is easy and follows the riverbed almost at all its length.

  • Richtis Gorge

    Richtis Gorge is located on the northern side of Lasithi district. The path through it starts from the Exo Mouliana village and ends at the Rocky Richtis Beach with a length of almost 3 km. The highlight is the beautiful 20m high waterfall of Richtis that forms a beautiful pond surrounded by the vertical rock formations. The distance from Makry Gialos is about 50 minutes.

  • Kapsa Monastery

    The Monastery of Agios Ioannis Kapsa is built 9km east of Makry Gialos, near the area Goudouras. The monastery is a branch of the Toplou Monastery near Sitia and is commemorated on 29 August. The Kapsa Monastery is built like a fortress on a steep rocky slope above the sea, at the exit of the beautiful Pervolakia Gorge.

  • Toplou Monastery

    The Toplou Monastery is located in the northeastern tip of Crete, at the Sidero Cape, 10km east of Sitia and 6km north of Palekastro. The monastery is one of the most historic monasteries of Crete and is known for the many archaeological treasures it holds. One visit is well worth it, as you can combine the visit with the beautiful beaches of the area, the site of ancient Itanos and the famous palm forest of Vai.