Makrigialos Crete

Makrigialos situated 63km south-east of Agios Nikolaos, this seaside resort is located on Kala Nera Bay a fertile area where many fruit and vegetables are cultivated.

The bay possesses some glorious sandy beaches and this, and the clear blue waters of the sea, make it a popular place for tourists during the summer. Consequently, it has developed into a busy but well organized seaside resort. In the village a mansion from the Minoan Period was discovered and the findings are exhibited at the Agios Nikolaos Archaeological Museum. The Monastery of Agios Ioannis Kapsa is close to the village.

This fine building was constructed on a rock in a steep ravine near to the famous Gorge of Perivolakia. In the late 19th century, a reformed criminal took up the monastic life at the monastery and spent his time renovating the building. The monastery belongs to the Monastery of Toplou and on 29th August there is a big celebration with feasting and dancing held in the Monastery of Agios Ioannis Kapsa. . .