HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon

Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in Makrygialos also enquired about villas in Almirida, villas in Rethymnon and villas in Chania

Make a holiday rental apartment or self-catering villa in Makrygialos, Greece your home away from home

The village of Makrygialos lies on the southeastern coast of the Greek island of Crete. Mountains covered in walnut, olive, apple and pear trees make an impressive backdrop to this Greek village. The coastline is etched with sandy beaches at Makrygialos Bay, rocky inlets, secluded coves and long stretches of pebble beaches. With a rich culture heritage, varied landscape and pleasant climate, Makrygialos villas have become a popular Crete tourist destination.

Things to do in Makrygialos, Greece

The village of Makrygialos is a great place to explore on foot. The charming whitewashed houses and narrow streets provide a relaxing setting for Makrygialos self-catering accommodation. Small churches are scattered throughout the area and hint at the strong Orthodox religion and history.

The varied landscape around Makrygialos provides excellent hiking trails, horse riding excursions, rock climbing, paragliding and mountain biking trails. There are three impressive gorges in the area that are ideal for hiking: The Butterfly Gorge, Pefki Gorge and Pervolakia Gorge. The highest peak in the surrounding mountains is Afendis Stavromenos at 1500 metres (4.500 feet). If you are feeling energetic you can hike to the top, or you can go on an adventurous 4X4 Jeep tour. The peak provides unforgettable views of Crete and the surrounding islands. The peak is also home to a small chapel.

You can visit Koufonisi Island and its wonderful beaches. A boat leaves the harbour in the morning and returns in the afternoon. When you get back you can stroll around the harbour and have drinks at Apotheke Café or Olympio Café. Or you can relax at one of the many restaurants and taverns that offer traditional Cretan cuisine, made from local ingredients such as olive oil, cheese, home-made bread, wine and aromatic herbs.

About 7km east of Makrygialos, perched on a steep rock face, is the 15th Century Kapsa Monastery. The north wing of the monastery is built into a cave and is a fascinating place to explore. On the 29th of August each year the monastery celebrates its feast day.

Places to go on holiday in Makrygialos, Greece

Makrygialos villas are wonderful bases from which you can explore all that the island of Crete has to offer. The port city of Heraklion, with its museums displaying ancient archeological finds, is definitely worth a day trip. Here you can explore the city and learn about the history of Crete, go on a scuba diving excursion, or hire a boat and adventure out into the clear blue waters that surround the island.

You can also visit the charming town of Rethymno, which is filled with buildings dating back to the16th century. The arched doorways, narrow stone staircases and winding streets in the old town center attract tourists from all over the island. Rethymno is also home to a large, well-preserved Venetian castle, Fortezza.

Weather in Makrygialos, Greece

The southern coast of Crete enjoys plenty of sunshine and high temperatures year round. The summers are hot and humid with temperatures in the 30s°C, but cool sea breezes called “Meltemi” bring respite from the heat. Winters are mild, however snowfall on the mountain peaks is common between November and May.

Flights to Makrygialos, Greece

Makrygialos is located 120km from the international airport at Heraklion (HER). Budget airlines such as easyJet and Flythomascook provide cheap flights to Crete from various airports in the UK. From the airport at Heraklion guests of Makrygialos villas will need to hire a car or travel by taxi to their Makrygialos accommodation.

Cancel Clear Filters Apply Filters
More Filters

Price Per Night

£ £

Bedrooms

Bathrooms

Payment Options

Property Type

Popular Searches

Facilities

Location Type

Local Area

Property Details

Clear Filters
Use filters to narrow your search results!
Viewed 72 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
Exceptional! 5/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
Villa #8024420
5
Viewed 89 times in the last 48 hours
Premier Partner
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • 430 sq. ft.
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(29 reviews)
avg/night
Apartment #428438
29
Viewed 92 times in the last 48 hours
  • 5 BR
  • 5 BA
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(4 reviews)
avg/night
Villa #8065762
4
Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • 861 sq. ft.
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(26 reviews)
avg/night
Apartment #6016210
26
Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • 430 sq. ft.
Excellent! 4.7/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
Apartment #850060
7
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • 645 sq. ft.
avg/night
Apartment #1905055
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 2 BA
avg/night
Apartment #2505838
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
avg/night
House #6882426
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • 592 sq. ft.
avg/night
Apartment #4054405
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • 2152 sq. ft.
avg/night
Villa #8074559
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
  • 5 BR
  • 5 BA
avg/night
Villa #8077848
1
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
avg/night
House #2622142
1
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
avg/night
Apartment #1960536
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
avg/night
Villa #8034541
1
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Premier Partner
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • 861 sq. ft.
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(16 reviews)
avg/night
Villa #410449
16
Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
Premier Partner
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • 1291 sq. ft.
Exceptional! 5/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
Apartment #6937758
6
Viewed 164 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • 65261 sq. ft.
Excellent! 4.6/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
Villa #6969494
5
Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • 322 sq. ft.
avg/night
Apartment #2625566
1
Viewed 141 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • 538 sq. ft.
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(22 reviews)
avg/night
Apartment #3955718
22
Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
Premier Partner
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • 1291 sq. ft.
avg/night
Villa #6811026
3
Viewed 61 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • 1291 sq. ft.
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
House #6357208
9
Viewed 112 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • 484 sq. ft.
avg/night
Apartment #4242217
3
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • 1076 sq. ft.
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(14 reviews)
avg/night
Villa #8021903
14
Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • 1506 sq. ft.
avg/night
Villa #1479675
2
Viewed 104 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • 1291 sq. ft.
Excellent! 4.7/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
House #6357270
7
Viewed 91 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • 484 sq. ft.
Excellent! 4.7/5
(28 reviews)
avg/night
Apartment #450883
28
Viewed 85 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • 592 sq. ft.
Excellent! 4.5/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
House #624637
8
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • 301 sq. ft.
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
Cottage #6430089
8
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • 645 sq. ft.
avg/night
House #624637
Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 5 BA
  • 914 sq. ft.
Exceptional! 5/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
Villa #6952621
7
Viewed 69 times in the last 48 hours
Premier Partner
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • 753 sq. ft.
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(24 reviews)
avg/night
House #6932075
24
Viewed 63 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • 538 sq. ft.
Excellent! 4.7/5
(18 reviews)
avg/night
House #3737726
18
Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
Premier Partner
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
Excellent! 4.7/5
(10 reviews)
avg/night
Apartment #6837516
10
Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • 592 sq. ft.
avg/night
Apartment #6712517
1
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • 592 sq. ft.
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
Cottage #2392597
5
Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • 861 sq. ft.
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
Apartment #2543431
5
Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • 1937 sq. ft.
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(14 reviews)
avg/night
Villa #2237927
14
Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
Premier Partner
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • 861 sq. ft.
Exceptional! 5/5
(48 reviews)
avg/night
House #6297791
48
Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • 861 sq. ft.
avg/night
Villa #3931881
3
Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
Premier Partner
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • 1991 sq. ft.
avg/night
Villa #6833252
4
Viewed 63 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • 979 sq. ft.
Exceptional! 5/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
House #6901071
6
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
Exceptional! 5/5
(16 reviews)
avg/night
Villa #2225385
16
Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • 1205 sq. ft.
Excellent! 4.7/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
Villa #1023702
6
Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • 861 sq. ft.
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(10 reviews)
avg/night
House #624637
10
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Premier Partner
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • 753 sq. ft.
Excellent! 4.4/5
(10 reviews)
avg/night
House #6618109
10
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • 538 sq. ft.
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(34 reviews)
avg/night
Apartment #29815
34
Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • 753 sq. ft.
avg/night
House #624637
2
Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • 645 sq. ft.
avg/night
Villa #6968284
1
Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • 484 sq. ft.
Excellent! 4.6/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
Cottage #4142269
5
Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
Premier Partner
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • 861 sq. ft.
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(20 reviews)
avg/night
Villa #425393
20

Makry Gialos Holiday Villas & Apartments (300+)

 

Recent Reviews

A Lovely little apartment!

5 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay at The Studio, Lagada Bay. The apartment had everything we needed for a short stay. It is bright, clean and nicely fitted out with modern Ikea furnishings and with a very good air conditioning system for the hot Summer months in Crete which you will need! Cosy enough to enjoy a night in but equally so many places to explore and eat that, the apartment was all we needed as a base and with plenty of good restaurants, and site seeing near by. We loved it, the only minor issue was that we felt the double bed needed a couple of slats either replacing/fixing underneath as it sagged a little on sleeping, but this was the only fault. The rest was bliss!
  • Review Submitted: Jan 08, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017

A really stunning villa in a fantastic location; ideal for a perfect get away from it all!

5 of 5
Just back from a fantastic week in this villa in Monastiraki. The location of the villa is perfect for those wanting to escape from it all, but is only a short drive from the main National road and has two delightful tavernas within a few minutes walk. The villa was clean and very well equipped and Mark was very helpful with any questions we had about the area etc. All in all a super holiday thanks Mark!
  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017