Makrigialos Beach

Beach name: Makrigialos Beach
Location: Crete
Our rating: 2/5 about
Our rating is based on our actual visit to the beach.
Visitors rating:

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RATING SCALE

5 = Superb! Best we visited. Worth going far out of our way to swim there again
4 = Very good. We would go out of our way to swim there again
3 = Good. We would choose it for swimming among other beaches if we were in the area
2 = Average. We could go for swimming again if we happened to be in the area
1 = Just OK. The beach was fine for swimming and sunbathing one time
0 = Disappointing. We will not return to this beach

Note that these are our simple (and unscientific) observations based on our subjective experience during our visit

Greece photograph
Makrigialos beach
Lasithi, Crete
  • Beach berm:
    Sand
  • Seafloor:
    Sand
  • Water rating: 3/5 about
  • Access:
    Good = Paved road all the way to the beach. Parking near the beach
  • Amenities:
    Restaurant at the beach
    Cafeteria/Bar near the beach
    Town within walking distance
    Organized Beach (trash collection, umbrellas, showers etc.)
    Hotel on the beach
  • RV / Camper Accessibility:
    Site is unsuitable for RV parking
    Just to the east of Makrigialos town, you can park in Diasari beach, or to some other deserted beaches beyond it.
  • Snorkeling:
    Sandy sea floor

    Visitors' Reports

    Beach Report by Sue
    Beach Location Makriyalos, crete
    Beach Name Markiyalos
    Year Last Visited 2000-2005
    Rating 3=Good (would choose it for swimming among other beaches if we were in the area)
    Beach Sand
    Sea Floor Sand
    Water 3/5
    Clothing Topless is not common
    Access Fair = Accessible by car, poor road condition
    Restaurant Yes
    Bar yes
    Town within walking distance yes
    Hotel yes
    Snorkeling Sandy sea floor
    Comments I have been to this resort on 3 occassions, and really enjoyed all 3 trips. Unfortunately on our last visit we arrive a couple of days after a very big storm, which basically wiped out the beach (well all the sand). I would recommend this resort for couple, older people and familys if children love the beach, as there is really not much else. I would not recommend if you want load music/bars/disco, etc.

    Beach Report by Lesley
    Beach Name Makry Gialos
    Year Last Visited 2000-2005
    Rating 5=Superb (best we visited. Worth going far out of our way to swim there again)
    Beach Sand
    Sea Floor Sand
    Water 5/5
    Clothing Topless is not common
    Access Fair = Accessible by car, poor road condition
    Restaurant Yes
    Bar yes
    Town within walking distance yes
    Organized yes
    Snorkeling Sandy sea floor
    Comments Beautiful quiet spot, plenty of excellent places to eat

    Beach by Name (on file)
    Beach Location Crete
    Beach Name Makry Gialos
    Year Last Visited 2000-2005
    rating 5=Superb (best we visited. Worth going far out of our way to swim there again)
    Beach Sand
    Sea Floor Sand
    Water 4/5
    Clothing Topless is not common
    Access Fair = Accessible by car, poor road condition
    Restaurant Yes
    Bar yes
    Town within walking distance yes
    Organized yes
    Hotel yes
    RV, Camper Accessibility Site suitable for parking for the day, but not for camping
    Snorkeling Sandy sea floor
    Comments It is a beautilful beach and you can bring children with you.

     

    Beach Report By John Bennett
    Beach_Location Eastern Crete
    Beach_Name Makrigialos
    Year_Last_Visited 2000-2005
    rating 4=Very Good (would go out of our way to swim there again)
    Beach Sand
    Sea_Floor Sand
    Water 4/5
    Clothing Topless is not common
    Access Good = Paved road all the way to the beach. Parking near the beach
    Restaurant Yes
    Bar yes
    Town_within_walking_distance yes
    Organized yes
    RV,_Camper_Accessibility Site suitable for parking for the day, but not for camping
    Snorkeling Sandy sea floor
    Comments

    We've been going to Makrigialos, on & off for the last 20 years. We've seen major changes such as the harbour being built but it still retains the qualities that attacted us in the first place. Good beach, very child friendly, food is generally good to very good and the bars are friendly. Our kids are now grown up and it is not teenager friendly - although they still occasionally come with us. Went in Oct for the first time this year. Different, less busy.

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RATING SCALE

5 = the sea water was some the best for swimming. We would go way out of our way to swim there again
4 = sea water was excellent and inviting for swimming. We would go out of our way to swim there again
3 = very nice and clean sea. We would go swimming there again if we were in the area
2 = nice sea, we had a nice swim but we did not notice anything special about the water
1 = the sea water was not very inviting at the time we visited. We did more sunbathing than swimming
0 = the water did not seem suitable for swimming

Note that these are our simple (and unscientific) observations based on our subjective experience during our visit. We enjoy the water when it is crystal clear, and cool instead of warm. We don' like visible floating particles of any kind or algae settled on the beach.

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