Makrigialos and Analipsi used to be located at each end of a long beach but nowadays they almost form one village. There are a few large hotels used for package tourism (a huge Sunwing complex) in Analipsi. Makrigialos has a pretty fishing harbour.
Location of Makrigialos
Getting there: regular public buses between Ierapetra and Agios Nikolaos pass here
Atmosphere: it is not mass toursim yet so the area around the harbour of Makrigialos is still quite pleasant. The surrounding landscape of the villages consist mainly of greenhouses and are not particularily attractive.
Accommodation: apart from a few large resorts in Analipsi there are plenty of private rooms for rent and small hotels. Find accommodation in Makrigialos
Restaurants: a good choice along the main road as well as near the harbour and along the sea front in Makrigialos
Shopping: Makrigialos is a large village with shops
Nightlife: a few bars with music
Beach: Long (700 m) but quite narrow beach of coarse sand and pebbles. Safe for children. There is also a second beach to the West of Makrigialos which is wider and has far less visitors.
On the web
www.sasteria.com - a public observatory and art workshop in the village of Agios Stefanos near Makrigialos
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