Beaches near Makrigialos, Crete - Cybele Apartments

Beaches near Cybele Apartments

Crete offers an incredible variety of beaches to choose from. You will find a lot of interesting swimming spots around Makry Gialos, this beautiful part of southeastern Crete.

The Makry Gialos beach which is a top pick for visitors, is a sandy beach with crystal clear waters. It is 23 km away from Ierapetra and 58 km away from Agios Nikolaos. The beach is 1 km long and is organized with sunbeds and umbrellas, so that you can enjoy the sun and the water all day long. The water is shallow and warm and there is also natural shading provided by the tamarisk trees. You can shortly visit the remains of the Minoan villa while you are on the area.


Katovigli beach is the natural continuance of Makry Gialos and is also sandy with shallow crystal waters. There, you will find sports facilities and free umbrellas for the whole family. You can also spend some time to visit the Roman villa which is nearby if you are interested in ancient history.

Kalamokanias beach is an isolated and unorganized beach on the west side of Makry Gialos beach. It has beautiful coarse sand and here, visitors can enjoy the sea and the sun as well as the serenity of the place surrounded by tamarisk trees. Also, our complex of apartments and studios is located at a very close distance from Kalamokanias beach.

Finally, there are a lot of amazing beaches to visit in the area. Elounda beach is just 11 km away from Agios Nikolaos and quite unspoiled with all required facilities. Pahia Ammos, as the name suggests in Greek, is a beach with thick sand at a 20 km distance from Agios Nikolaos. The beach surrounds olive trees around it.

pahia ammos beach

If you find yourself near Sitia , you can also enjoy a swim in Sitia beach which is at a 65 km distance from Agios Nikolaos and can assist visitors with various services due to its proximity to the city. Istron Bay is one of the many beaches along the coastline from Agios Nikolaos to Mohlos, where you can enjoy the clear water and the amazing landscape. This beach features white sand and crystal clear waters, surrounded by green slopes. Lassithi’s beaches are very family-friendly with shallow waters and natural shading by trees.

Some beaches are also very warm and with facilities in the nearby areas while others are remote and serene, so you can always choose what you would like to do.

Do not hesitate to contact us for some tips and have fun!

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