Overlooking Makrigialos Bay, Grapevines is a complex of 20 luxury European-style townhouses on a gated site set around a private courtyard with a large floodlit swimming pool as its centrepiece. Each house has all the amenities needed for a relaxing self-catering holiday in tranquil spacious surroundings; 2 double or twin bedded bedrooms; modern kitchen, bathroom and shower room; secluded balconies and roof sun terrace; private garden and car parking. The nearest beach is a 5 minute walk.
Makrigialos (“Long Beach”) occupies its own bay in South East Crete, 25kms (30 minutes drive) east of Ierapetra, along a coastline of secluded coves and fine quiet easy to get to beaches, and 35kms south of Sitia in the Lassithi region. It is easily accessible from both of Crete's airports at Heraklion and Sitia, with its picturesque harbour and promenade, waterside tavernas, restaurants and cafes, the village is lively but still unspoiled. Its beautiful bay, long sandy beach and crystal clear water are matched by the friendly local hospitality.
Behind lie rolling hills with delightful panoramic views from out of the way villages where you can experience genuine ethnic cuisine. The many nearby attractions include the gorges of Pefki, Dasaki and Pevrolakia, water-park at Ierapetra, day boat trip to nearby Lefki island, wine-tasting at the Kaspa monastery and traditional Cretan evenings in Pefki. Makrigialos also plays host to a popular music festival in June.
Each architect-designed townhouse has been finished (December 2007) to the highest standard with open plan lounges and dining areas on the middle floor and main and second bedrooms at ground level. Some have the second bedroom on the middle floor; some also have sofa beds. All houses have full air-con & sat TV. Main bedrooms en-suite; there is a separate bathroom with shower. Access to middle floor and roof terraces is via a large spiral staircase. Modern kitchens include dishwasher, washing machine, oven, hob, extractor and fridge/freezer. The living areas are extended by private balconies front and rear accessed from the middle floor, overlooking the floodlit 20 metre swimming pool. The large private roof sun terraces are also somewhere to enjoy the late evening sunshine and spectacular views over Makrigialos Bay or towards the mountains. Each house has its own private garden with sunbeds (also around the pool), and allocated car parking space. Bed linen and towels are provided.