Brand new apartment fitted to very high quality and eco-friendly standards.300 meters from secluded sandy beach. Large double bedroom. Open-plan living area contains high comfort Italian designed sofa-bed sleeping two more guests. Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV + DVD player. High spec kitchen appliances and equipment. Use of complex swimming pools (including small children's pool). Ideal for couples & families.
Authentic Greek Island experience near Cretan beach-side villages.
Neal and Debra Carew
- english, On site staff speak multiple languages
- Calendar last updated:
- 9 Mar. 2019
About Neal and Debra Carew
Neal and Debra Carew - We live and work in Warwickshire (Kenilworth), England and get out to our apartment whenever we can.
Neal and Debra Carew purchased this Apartment in 2009
Why Neal and Debra Carew chose Makry Gialos
We love Crete and in 2007 discovered Makrigialos which combines authentic Cretan village life with beautiful beaches and a variety of dining experiences. We love the fact that we can transport ourselves to a really peaceful and genuine part of the Mediterranean and totally relax whilst having the benefits of a modern apartment as our holiday home.
What makes this Apartment unique
Our apartment is relatively new (completed in May 2009), very comfortable with the highest quality fittings and equipment. We like to eat on the balcony while enjoying stunning views of the mountains and bay. Makrigialos has a good selection of shops and beachside restaurants offering plenty of interest and variety for our holidays. Crete's south east area is relatively quiet and a perfect location for walking or relaxing on any of the beautiful local sandy beaches.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Very peaceful and great location for exlporing
The apartment was small but fine for a couple. It was clean, modern and well equipped. It is in a great location for exploring the East of Crete. The complex was very quite and the pool areas were delightful.
A car is a necessity.
A great relaxing week.
Great apartment, great resort
We had a great vacation at Bayview resort near Makrygialos. Appartement was lovely , resort was great. Easy atmosphere, super management.
Small but perfectly formed accommodation
We are a family of four 2 adults, a teenager and a child and recently stayed at Neal & Debra's apartment. The apartment had everything we needed and was exactly as described. Neal was extremely helpful from initial enquiry through to our actual stay. He was informative giving advice on car hire and places to visit during our stay. We had a wonderful holiday and Areti and her management team at Lagada Bay could not do enough from arranging transport for evenings out to ordering morning coffee and pastries from the local bakery. Makri Gialos is a beautiful unspoilt resort - a step back in time where our youngest daughter enjoyed a paddle in the sea in between the courses of our evening meal at the Golden Beach taverna.
Will definitely be returning.
A lovely place to stay
We have just come back from an 11 night stay. Everything from emailing to Neil before booking to arriving at the property was a good experience. The directions to the property were great and when we arrived we were met by the lovely Areti, who was full of useful information of where to go, shop, eat etc. The apartment is in a quiet location , the pools are great, plenty of sunbeds, and on occasion, as it was almost the end of the season, we had the pool to ourselves. The property itself is small, but perfectly formed. The roof terrace was a great place to watch the sunset with a bottle of wine. The only drawback was that we had to get in the car to go into the town to the restaurants and shops. The actual location of the property does mean that, in my opinion, you do need a car, or a very good pair of legs! If you go to this property I don't think you will be disappointed, enjoy.
Great peaceful location
The property was very clean and tidy. We found the owners very informative about the area before our visit and the Management team,especially Areti, was exceptionally helpful with our enquiries about the Greek crisis which was going on at the time of our visit. She was also helpful with suggesting places to eat/shop/and visit. The location of the apartment to the beach was perfect for us as were the swimming pools. We would definitely consider another visit in the future and recommend to family and friends.
Thank you so much for the apartment, it was gorgeous and was such a beautiful location. Had a perfect relaxing holiday and couldn't have asked for more. It is perfectly situated, nice and peaceful but not too far from the restaurants, shops etc. Would recommend Gusto’s restaurant on the beach front, think I would go back just for their Garlic Bread, it was delicious. Thank you to Neal and Debra for all of your help leading up to the holiday, you were extremely helpful, and nothing was too much trouble - the tourist book on Marki-Gialos that you sent out before my holiday to have a look a teas a lovely touch and a phone call to answer any questions was very much appreciated! Two very helpful and accommodating owners! Anya and the resort is lovely, sat out on the balcony every morning and evening which was lovely, really didn’t want to come home and back to reality – but unfortunately I had too! Would definitely recommend this apartment and location! The owners are fabulous! Will definitely be back in the future!
So good of you Aimee for taking to time to write such kind comments. We're really glad you had a great time at our place. All the best, Neal & Debra.
Situated in south-east Crete, Makrygialos ('Long Beach') nestles below a dramatic mountain backdrop and has a unique micro-climate. Its main blue-flag beach offers safe shallow bathing, never far from an available sun bed and parasol. Several small attractive local bars and tavernas run along the western side of the bay leading to the village harbour.
Visit the mountain village of Pefki (15 minutes drive) or explore the many unspoilt local coves and beaches. The ancient port of Sitia is a 30 minute drive north through spectacular mountain scenery. Once there, browse through a variety of shops (leather goods/accessories/shoes in abundance!) and enjoy a meal at the harbour-side. The cost of dining is very reasonable; quality and quantity never disppointing.
Local morning markets are held in Makrigialos (Fridays), Sitia (Tuesdays) and Lerapetra (Saturday). For more active holiday makers, Go-Karting is located 20 minutes drive from Makrigialos. South-east Crete boasts several archaeological sites, monasteries and spectacular gorges. The area's olive oil is considered to be the finest in the world. Make sure you sample the local extra-virgin oil variety and take some home to your friends.
Booking Notes: To book or ask for further information, please email or phone Neal & Debra. We will be happy to call and cover any questions if you leave a contact telephone number. Changeover Day: Changeover days & arrival times flexible.