Self catering, 2 bedroom, luxury accommodation in the village of Makrigialos
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 60 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
Quiet and Peaceful
Well maintained, modern and spacious property in a quiet part of the village. This small complex has a large swimming pool for use of the residents. It is well looked after and cleaned very regularly. There are well tended garden areas in addition. There are numerous restaurants within walking distance and many more a short drive away. The house has all the amenities anyone could reasonably think of. It is an excellent place for peace and relaxation. The area is very beautiful and there are many places of interest within a relatively short drive away.
Many thanks for your great review. We are so pleased that you found our house was a great place to relax and enjoy the area and that everything was just right for your holiday. We hope to welcome you back to Makrygialos in the future.
Beautiful villa in superb location
This was the second time that we have stayed at the property. It was even better than I remembered. The villa was spotlessly clean and contains everything we need. It is modern and comfortable. We love the location within minutes from shops and a good choice of restaurants. We hired a car so that we could drive to nearby gorge walks, but you can also walk up Pefki Gorge directly from the house. Rosemary and Nico, who manage the property, are very friendly and helpful. I hope we will be able to visit again soon.
Thank you so much for your great review. It really is good to hear that everything was even better than you remembered from your first visit. We love having you stay at our house. Look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future.
Wendy and Phil
Love this place.
Second visit to Grapevines and just as wonderful as last time. Wendy and Phil are so helpful in the booking process and also arranged our car hire for us which works brilliantly. Cannot fault this place in the slightest, had our 9 month old little girl with us this time, all the comforts of home, literally feet from the door of the house to the pool so we were able to sit outside with our baby monitor whilst our little girl was napping.
Visited the beach this time around, beautiful and sandy, lovely shallow gradient into the sea which again is sandy underfoot so perfect for us to let our little girl experience the beach for the first time.
We will definitely be back!
Thanks for a great review Jo. I’m so pleased that it worked out well for you having your little one with you this tiime. I agree that the beach at Makrygialos is perfect for little ones (and not so little) with its gently sloping sand into the sea.
We love sharing our little piece of paradise with people and look forward to welcoming you back again.
Wendy and Phil
An excellent relaxing setting
From the moment we set foot in the complex we felt completely relaxed. The setting is perfect with magnificent mountain views. Loved all the different outside seating areas belonging to the house. The house is well equipped and worked very well for two couples. Rosemary caretakes extremely well and the outside was always immaculate. Lovely stroll down the hill into town. A very enjoyable stay.
Thank you for your great review and delighted that you had such a wonderful time here. I’m so pleased that the layout of our house worked really well for you as two couples.
Thank you again. Will look forward to welcoming you back at some point.
Wendy and Phil
Lovely Modern House, fantastic location
The location was amazing - Green Beach was perfect within walking distance, drive a bit further and you come to some lovely little bays. Local Taverners and small supermarkets within walking distance.
Hire a car to go on further adventures and you wont be dissapointed.
The House and pool area was modern and extremely well kept. A twin bedroom, bathroom and kitchen with outdoor dining on the bottom floor, a double bedroom with ensuite and lounge and outdoor balcony on the second floor and a roof terrace above.
Ideal for a family of 6 or a group of 4 adults.
The pool is lovely with lots of sunbeds to choose from.
A Lovely base for exploring Crete or just stay by the pool and enjoy the local area.
Thank you for your great review and pleased you enjoyed our house and pool. I’m so glad that you found our house was in the perfect location for you to explore, not just Makrygialos and its wonderful tavernas, but so much of what Crete has to offer.
Wendy and Phil
Makrigialos is a tranquil village, surrounded by historical, cultural and natural wonders ideal for couples and families. Bars, restaurants, tavernas front the blue flag beach and the harbour area. In June, the town hosts the prestigious Casa dei Mezzo music festival.
Water sports inc. pedal boats, jet-skis, fishing boat charters and excursions to the nearby uninhabited island of Koufonisi are available during the summer.
Places to visit include a number of Roman and Minoan ruins; The Kapsa Monastery, 6km along the coast near the spectacular Pervolakia gorge; the mountain villages of Pefki, Agios Stefanos and Pervolakia; the protected gorge of Aspro Potamus; the Butterfly gorge, a 4.5 km walk from Koutsouras; Sitia, with its pleasant sea front lined with cafes and tavernas, a harbour, and the Roman Fort; Ierepetra boasts the longest beach on Crete, has a museum and the remains of a Venetian fort on the quay; Agios Nikolaos, Elounda, and Spinalonga Island are within easy reach.
Other Activities: visits to historical sites; monasteries; Gorge walking,
Wendy and Phil Kershaw
- english, french
About Wendy and Phil Kershaw
After many years working in banking and education, we now both work for Christians against Poverty, a nationwide charity helping those in debt, poverty, stuck in addiction or looking for work, to find hope. Our 4 grown up children have all left home, all have successful careers, 3 of them being married with families of their own. We live in Yorkshire on the edge of Ilkley Moor, in a wonderful part of the country.
Wendy and Phil Kershaw purchased this Villa in 2008
Why Wendy and Phil Kershaw chose Makry Gialos
Makrygialos is a tranquil, typical yet unspoilt Greek village. Makrygialos means 'long beach' and it certainly has a long sandy beach perfect for families and those wanting a lazy holiday. In less than 10 minutes, you can stroll to the beach or eat at a different taverna each night and never be disappointed. Venture into the mountains to find the most wonderful secluded villages each with their own taverna serving fresh produce.
What makes this Villa unique
Rosemary and Niko, our site managers live next door so are always on hand. Whether you are a family or two couples, the layout of our house allows a good degree of privacy, with one bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor and the other bedroom and en-suite on the first floor, as well as the dining kitchen leading onto the patio and garden. Our house offers views one way, of the sea and wonderful views of the mountains in the other direction. The well maintained pool is the centrepiece of the small, private complex of just 20 houses.