+30 6985017040

Activities

  • Attractions East Crete
  • Attractions East Crete
  • Attractions East Crete
  • makrigialos koufounissi cruise
  • spinalonga East _Crete
  • Water Skiing
  • Vai Palm Beach
  • Toplou Wine Tasting-1920x1080
  • Chrissi Island Bayview Crete Makrigialos
  • Sea Fishing East Crete Marketers
  • private_cruise sea_ray crete
  • Bayview Crete Scuba Diving

Makrigialos things to do

Explore the timeless beauty of Makrigialos and Eastern Crete

Our sister website https://eastcretemarketers.com is packed with information for things to do in Makrigialos and the East of Crete. Below is just a summary.

Daily cruises with the Pirate ship from Makrigialos to Koufounissi Island. The island is located about 10 miles southeast of the Bayview Resort. It’s uninhabited now, but full of ruins that indicate human activity from the Early Minoan times to post-Byzantine years. The locals like to call Koufonisi as Delos of Crete, because of the significant antiquities that have been found. The island is surrounded by 36 amazing sandy beaches with fine white sand and emerald waters, that are totally unknown to almost everybody. Some of them, like Hiliaderfia, Asproulas, Faros and the Roman Theatre, would easily be ranked among the best on earth. Koufonisi is a habitat for tens of migratory birds. Among the reproductive species, there is the common Gull, various waterfowl and predators. Other animals include the Aegean lizard, which usually lays under the sun on white rocks.

______________________________________________________________________________

The crystal clear waters in front of the Bayview Resort remains one of the best arenas for exercising our sense of discovery, as well as our bodies. When snorkeling in these shallow rocky habitats you will find several of brightly colored fishes. Numerous small deserted coves and a wide variety of sea shores, from rocky and wild to calm and sandy, crystal clear waters, deserted islands, little havens for nature lovers and explorers of the sea world. Within a range of several kilometers from Bayview there is all that visitors to Crete would expect to see.

______________________________________________________________________________
In East Crete one can have a complete walking holiday. It has the unique combination of beautiful seas and high mountains. You can go to areas that are practically unknown with unique flora and fauna, go into deep gorges or high up on the mountains. We have a special book available in English, German or Dutch language for sale with over 30 very well documented gorge walks in the East part of Crete.

______________________________________________________________________________

The tropical island of Chrissi or Gaidouronisi (donkey) is located at the south coast of Crete, about 9 nautical miles out of the coast from Ierepatra. The island is almost flat with colorful volcanic rocks covered in golden sand with purple shells and sand dunes that are surrounded by incredible crystal clear and shallow turquoise waters. From mid-May until late October there are small boats, departing from the ports of Ierapetra to the island on a daily basis. A walk in the woods and a swim in the crystal clear water combined with the soft smell of cedar and fresh oxygen, give the visitor a deep relaxation feeling that will become unforgettable. Chrissi is protected by the Natura 2000 Networking Program. The island hosts also the largest naturally formed Lebanon cedar forest in Europe.

______________________________________________________________________________

Toplou Monastery is a 14th-century monastery located in the northeastern tip of Crete, 10km east of Sitia, on the way to the palm forest of Vai and about a 1 hour drive from the Bayview Resort. It is one of the greatest monasteries of Crete. It houses 15th-century icons and heirlooms along with other items such as Gospels, Patriarchal Sigils, revolutionary banners and vestments. The monastery also accommodates organic olive groves and wine yards, which produces excellent organic products such as wine, raki and olive oil. During the holiday season there are guided tours in the winemaking area, where you can taste the wines in combination with traditional cheese and olives. Toplou Monastery is open to the public daily, from 09:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 18:00.


______________________________________________________________________________

Spinalonga is an arid and barren rocky island near Elounda in East Crete and about an hour drive by car from the Bayview Resort. It is an ancient fortress first built to protect ancient Olous (Elounda), once one of the most important towns on Crete. Spinalonga is also known as the Leper Island, as that is where lepers from Crete and the rest of Greece were quarantined until 1957. Today thousands of tourists visit Spinalonga each summer by boat from Agios Nikolaos, Elounda and Plaka as it is the most popular archaeological site in Crete after Knossos.

______________________________________________________________________________

Exotic sandy beaches, the beach of Vai which features the largest natural palm forest in Europe, many miles of tropical seashore at Xerokambos and the richest and most intact sea biotope in the Aegean, north from the island of Psyra where there are fine corals.

______________________________________________________________________________

Discover unknown part of the Chrissi island, tranquil coves and secret beaches and let us charter for you a private cruise on a unique and luxury motor yacht and you will have an unforgettable holiday!




















 
Close