Complete with new EOT (Greek tourist license) and inspired by traditional Greek architecture, this stylish modern property includes 2 bedrooms with a master en-suite, 1 further bathroom, and a spacious open plan combined living, dinning and kitchen area. Set in a poolside location within landscaped grounds and amongst lush green gardens it has its own private gardens and outside living area plus an 80sqm roof terrace. Located on a small carefully designed complex of bungalows, houses and apartments it has shared access to two communal pools. It comes with a fully fitted kitchen with granite worktops, dishwasher and other white goods. It has quality tiles throughout, air conditioning and double glazed aluminium windows and doors. Each double bedroom has fitted wardrobes and patio doors leading directly to the outside. It has easy access to the parking area at the front of the property. There are ramps from the car park so that buggies and wheelchair access is not a problem. Inspiring luxury living and lifestyle this home is designed for relaxation and peace, whiling away an evening soaking up panoramic views of the south Mediterranean from your roof top or enjoying a meal with friends on your private terrace; then experience the friendly and generous culture of Cretan people a short distance away in the pretty harbourside village of Makrigialos or wander just 300m to a beautiful 2km long sandy beach that’s suitable for children. All other local amenities required for a relaxing and easy stay including restaurants, supermarkets, car hire, banks are also within close proximity. This lovely property is located within the Bay View Resort and has prime investment potential, it can be rented during the times you are not using it or become a year round holiday investment home. The Developments’ management company will provide an all inclusive rental service and works with worldwide tour operators to market the property on most major holiday sites. There is a monthly management charge of 98e.
Local area: Makrigialos, South East Crete. It is an area of extraordinary beauty, with miles of unspoiled pristine sandy beaches, perfect Mediterranean climate, clear turquoise blue seas, imposing mountains, wonderful villages, picturesque scenery, and rolling hills. Makrigialos is free from mass tourism and noisy crowds, secluded in beautiful mountains, with extensive sandy beaches overlooking the southern Mediterranean Sea. The whole area is an excellent example of one of the few places in Europe where you can find majestic mountains that drop down to the sea, within a few kilometers of several wonderful sandy beaches. The region of Makrigialos is an outstanding example of Cretan beauty and hospitality, with all the amenities of modern life, but retaining the traditional feel of Cretan village life, providing a very warm and friendly welcome to visitors that is unmatched elsewhere in Europe. The people of Makrigialos pride themselves not only on their Greek nationality, but more especially on their Cretan heritage, a history that dates back 5,000 years. Their welcome is never less than enthusiastic for the people who come to soak up the culture and the climate. Makrigialos is literally translated as "longshore" and the long beach and several other sandy coves that are never overcrowded provide excellent conditions for children and swimmers of all abilities due to the soft, gently shelving main beach and clean water. The town has many tavernas, bars, restaurants and shops, but remains unspoiled. It is an ideal places for those looking for a quiet relaxing stay, but with the facilities offered by larger resorts. There are few places in Europe where you can find the combination of high mountains close to the sea and within a few kilometres of sandy beaches, and Makrigialos is a fine example of this harmonious contrast. Its fertile soil, microclimate, abundant olive groves, vineyards, and agriculture - the principle crop being cucumbers and tomatoes, as well as bananas, and melons - ensure that Makrigialos has a wonderful food culture, excellent local produce and some very special wines. In recognition of the natural beauty of this area and the importance of protecting the environment, the local growers now produce organic olive oil, tomatoes, greens, wine, and others. The area has been awarded several World gold medals for its oil. The charming small harbour and boulevard of Makrigialos boasts several excellent bars and fish restaurants, some of which have their own fishing boats, so you can be assured that the fish will be fresh. One of the many pleasures of staying here is to watch the fishermen take their nets out in the evening, and stroll down to the harbour the following morning to view their catch. Just off the coast of Makrigialos, due East, is the picturesque deserted island of Koufonisi, which offers fine sandy beaches, clear blue seas, and for those with an interest in archaeology, a Roman amphitheater and mosaics. The island is a protected archaeological site, and can be reached during summer only by chartered boat from the harbour of Makrigialos. Surrounding Makrigialos are several mountain villages steeped in history, with narrow winding streets, old and beautifully renovated stone houses encircled by geraniums, bougainvillea and vines, lemon and orange tress too numerous to count, and of course the occasional goat or donkey being led through the streets. Daily life goes on in the villages as it has done for many decades, but the locals are never too busy to stop and welcome their visitors with a warm smile, or a friendly 'Yia Sas' ("hello"). Makry-Gialos offers something for everyone - the historian, the sun worshiper, the ornithologist, the botanist, the keen walker, the geologist, and those in search of complete rest and relaxation.