Aspros Potamos Houses (studio)
From $50 / night
Description from the owner
Description from the owner
Studio - Aspros Potamos
It consists of a single room and a bathroom. It is in a quiet location and it has a large terrace with a beautiful view.
When you enter the house, on your right there is a kitchen and at the other end of the room there is a big double bed. There is an impressive rock jutting out of the wall above the bed.
There are no electrical sockets in the house but there is a multi-socket at the reception area. Oil lamps provide the main lighting in the houses, whilst the installed photovoltaic solar system provides electricity to reading lights on top of the double bed, to bathroom light and refrigerators.
About the owner
About the owner
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Aspros Potamos Houses (studio) Makry-Gialos, Crete, Greece
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Additional Location Information
Aspros Potamos is located in south-east Crete near the seaside village of Makrys Gialos.
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 rather an unimpressive village. However, if you continue a little towards the east, the view to the Makrigialos bay is unique and it rivals the beauty and the amenity of the settlement at Aspros Potamos, with its small picturesque port and its marvellous surrounding beaches.
The name Makrys Gialos derives from the long and sandy beach, about 2 km, from the village. The clear and swallow waters are ideal for both children and adults alike. The main beach of Makrigialos is by no means the only one; the area is famous for its numerous beautiful beaches.
Near Makrigialos and next to the extraordinary beach of Kalamokania there is the Minoan villa. The villa was built around 1600 B.C. and it is comparable to the structure of the Minoan palaces, most likely it was the private residence of a local ruler. However excavation has not been completed and so the site is not yet open to the public.
Makrys Gialos was originally a small fishing village, but during the last few years,the area has been built up to accommodate the growing demand for tourist destinations. However, it is still a quiet location, ideal for those looking for a relaxing holiday.
There are numerous fine beaches in the Makri Gialos region. Whilst the most popular during the summer is the Makri Gialos main beach, which offers all facilities including water sports.
You can also reach several other beaches within a short walking distance.
To the east of Makri Gialos there are two beaches below the Sunwing Hotel, reached by walking down the right hand side of the hotel past the bungalows belonging to Sunwing.
Further east takes you to Diaskari beach, which has wooden pergolas shading sun beds and hammock sand is home to a small traditional taverna.
Further still, by taking the road to Kalo Nero, you will reach Amathi beach and several other small coves and beaches which are often deserted although there are no facilities on the beaches.
To the west of Makri Gialos there are also beaches along the coast Koutsouras and Mavros Kolimbos and very attractive horseshoe shaped bays at Galini and Agia Fotia.
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. Aori, Agios Stephanos, Azali, Bembonas, Chrysopigi, Lapithos, Lithines, Orino, Pefki, Pervolakia, Schinokapsala, Stavrohori to name a few.
More About This Location
City vacations, Rural retreats, Waterfront
Nearest ferry port: (website: hidden), 122.97 miles
Nearest airport: (website: hidden), 118.99 miles
Car is recommended