A spacious, modern townhouse with spectacular sea views, well equipped, open-plan kitchen and huge outdoor living spaces. One of only two such houses, it accommodates up to six in one double bedroom with ensuite shower room and one twin room, both with fully independent air-conditioning, and a double sofa bed in lounge area. Every attention to detail has been paid to make this stunning property a comfortable home away from home. The kitchen includes a dishwasher, washing machine & microwave. There is a wood burning stove in the lounge, and a gas BBQ on the huge roof terrace. The living area is also air conditioned and has an LCD TV with DVD player and library of DVDs. Bring your iPod or iPhone as there is an iPod dock music system. Both bedrooms have hairdryers, and beach towels are included to save weight and space in your suitcases. There are three furnished balconies, and a large landscaped roof terrace with high quality outdoor furniture for lounging & dining. There is a private wifi connection all over the house (most properties at bayview will only offer wifi via the public access close to reception).
Makrigialos: Situated on the south east coast of Crete, Makrigialos is only 30 minutes from the working towns of Ierepatra (on the south coast) and Sitia (on the north coast).
Makrigialos is characterised by some of the best beaches in all of Crete (and that is saying something). There are many secluded coves, all gently lapped by crystal clear waters of the mediterranean sea.
A mountain ridge runs West to East across the island and it is this which gives Southern Crete it's own very special climate. The mountains shield this part of the island from any 'inclement' weather. Additionally Makrigialos itself is surrounded by it's own mountain range. This geography means that the Makrigialos area has the best climate in all of Crete, and possibly the entire Mediterranean.
The area is popular with tourists all through the winter. It is not difficult to understand why the area produces what is considered to be the best olive oil in the world.
Things to do...: Crete really is a place that allows you to do as little as much as you want.
We strongly recommend that you hire a car. The island is quite simply beautiful, and it would be a shame to visit Crete and not see some of it. Driving is easy and car hire is very reasonable. For the price of pre-booked airport transfers for a family of four, you can probably hire a car for a week. If you wish to hire a car, we can recommend the company that we use. We do not take any commission from them, we just want our clients to be recommended to the companies that give the best service.
All manner of water sports are available within easy reach, including scuba diving, fishing, sailing, etc.....
Other nearby attractions include:
The gorges of Pefki, Dasaki and Pervolakia
Day boat trip to nearby Chrissi & Koufonisi Islands
Wine-tasting at the Kapsa monastery
Traditional Cretan evenings in Pefki.
Makrigialos hosts a very popular international music festival in June.
Visit to Spinalonga
The Bay View Complex: Bay View in Makrigialos is a small, modern complex of townhouses, penthouses, apartments and bungalows. Built to the highest standards, incorporating the most modern, environmentally friendly materials, and with the emphasis on integrating the buildings with the beautiful Cretan environment.
By the use of natural, sustainable materials and with energy saving properties, Bay View is designed to provide comfort, atmosphere, and enjoyment for everyone who lives or visits here whilst integrating sensitively with the spectacular natural beauty of the area and the environment.
Phase 2 of Bay View is due for completion in June 2012 giving our guests full access to a new large additional swimming pool.