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Makrigialos

Makrys Gialos or Makrigialos, it is a well known tourist resort facing the Libyan sea on the south-east coast of Crete. It belongs to the municipality of Lasithi, 29 km east of Ierapetra and 33 km south of Sitia, on the south national road that runs between Ierapetra and Sitia. Makrigialos is a small coastal village with a...

Beaches

The ragged coastline of the Southeast offers a wide variety of characterful beaches. Makry Gialos or Makrigialos has many uniquely beautiful beaches with turquoise and crystal clear waters awarded with the Blue Flag, an eco-award for water quality and sustainable environmental management (more details can be found at...

Villages

There are many fine villages in the Region of Makri Gialos, all with their own particular merits. It is well worth hiring a car to visit these villages, sample some of the local atmosphere, hospitality and culture, visit their splendid and historic churches and enjoy spectacular views as most are mountain villages. Aori,...

Walking Gorges

Pefki Gorge Pefki Gorge is a small gorge in southeast Crete, it runs down from Pefki village to Makry Gialos and it is 7 kilometres long. If you take a walk through Pefki village and Pefki Gorge, you will see that, apart from pine trees (pefka in Greek), the earth is blanketed in kermes oak, lentisc, olive and carob...

Flora

FAUNA Crete has a varied fauna. There are certain subspecies of animals that are indigenous only in Crete, like the local wild goat, kri kri, and the Cretan tree frog. There are also various birds from a number of subspecies of the common hawk, to the grey heron. Finally, the sea life is fairly varied, and certain beaches...

Routes and trails

E4 European Long Distance Path There is one large trekking or hiking route on the Greek Island of Crete, which is part of the E4 European Long Distance Path. The E4 trail covers the White Mountains (Lefki Ori), Mount Psiloritis (Mount Ida) and the Mount Dikti. The E4 Path is 320 km long. It begins at Kastelli in the west...

Cretan diet

On an international scale there is much discussion about, and deep interest in, finding the ideal diet, which will improve the health of human beings warding off illnesses. Ever since antiquity, the traditional diet of Cretans seems to be just such a one, including all the right ingredients. The Greek island of Crete has...
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