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Luxury apartment in modern complex with bay and mountain views.



Updated: 20-Sep-2016
Authentic Greek Island experience near Cretan beach-side villages.

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.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Neal and Debra Carew - We live and work in Warwickshire (Kenilworth), England and get out to our apartment whenever we can.

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

I recently spent a very relaxing two weeks at this beautiful location. The staff were helpful and friendly, and the apartment was well appointed, quiet and very comfortable.

The complex is located just 20 minutes walk from the village, so you have the peace and tranquility of the Cretan countryside surrounding you, and the ammenities of the village nearby.

There is a secluded beach which is very peaceful, with a safe shallow sea that is ideal for swimming and allowing children to play. Local villagers were extremely friendly and helpful.

The surrounding area is full of beautiful villages and hamlets tucked away in discrete locations. Walks through steep sided gorges will entice the more adventurous tourists, leading to secluded mountain monasteries and spectacular views.

This was my first visit to the island of Crete and I can't recommend it highly enough, particularly on the quieter South Coast. I'm already thinking of when I can return!

John G. Dulwich, London 03/04/14
Dec 2009
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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


Small but perfectly formed accommodation

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great peaceful location

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Apartment/Location

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Best Holiday Ever

  • 5 of 5

Makrigialos is a lovely place.We had a blast.Our kids (9 & 16) had so much fun.Beautiful beaches,breath taking views.The apartment was very nice,well equipped and clean.The pools at Bay View apartments were excellent.We could not ask for more.Anja and Chris took care of us from the beginning to the end.

Friendly people,great food,lovely place.We would love to come back someday.

Thank you very much :)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kasha and Arthur; we're really pleased you had such a good time. Best Wishes, Neal & Debra.
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Belle propriété

  • 3 of 5

Agréable appartement, mais bruyant à cause des voisins, un peu trop isolé, une voiture est vraiment indispensable.

Accueil cependant très professionnel et sympathique.

La résidence est propre, bien entretenue. Pas de sèche cheveux dans l'appartement.

Les abords de la plage sont laids.

Makrygialos manque d'authenticité. Village seulement balnéaire.

Sinon la région est magnifique, sauvage, coin très reposant.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nous sommes désolés que vous étiez déçu par certains aspects de vos vacances au Bay View. Nous convenons qu'il est beaucoup mieux que les clients de louer une voiture pour se déplacer dans la région et aussi d'explorer d'autres plages et des villes. Cependant, nous sommes heureux que Areti et son personnel avaient l'air après avoir bien. [Par ailleurs, le sèche-cheveux est maintenu dans l'armoire, en face de la porte principale]
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Heraklion at 74 Miles Nearest Barpub : Diaskari Beach at 800 Metres Nearest Beach : Lagada at 300 Metres Car: recommended

Further Details:

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 variety and take some home to your friends.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
1 Mar 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Season
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £30
Tax Rate 7.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 20-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village


  • bay
  • churches
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water tubing

Floor Area

  • 40 m²


  • Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room with wc.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Living Area - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Large double bedroom with king-sized bed, large wardrobes & cupboards. 2 x bedside cabinets & lighting. Child's cot is available on request


  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Air-conditioning and heating. Ideal for couples and families with one-two children. Outside: Communal landscaped strolling & seating areas featuring local plants & flowers. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Apartment is uncluttered and easy to maintain. Egyptian cotton linen changed & room cleaned weekly. Iron, ironing board & hairdryer provided.

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