We were delighted that The Guardian included 'The White Houses of Crete' in their Greek Islands holidays feature, 14 September 2021.
If you are looking for a really relaxing holiday then there's no better place to stay than the village of Makrigialos in south east Crete, and in Makrigialos there's no better accommodation than the holiday villas and apartments known as 'The White Houses of Crete'.
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With its safe and sandy beaches, sparkling seas, small, friendly restaurants, tavernas and bars, our village has everything you need. Better still, we're off the beaten track to give you the impression that everything's just for you.
If it's relaxation you crave then spend your time on one of the best beaches in Crete, or perhaps hire bikes or a car to explore our ancient culture, gorges and quaint mountain villages. Then, when it comes to eating, our restaurants are considered to be amongst the finest on the island, serving freshly caught fish, local produce and seasonal ingredients, and everything filled with all the goodness and flavour of our Cretan way of life.
Our beautiful sandy beaches and safe warm seas make Makrigialos a perfect place for family holidays during the summer, but it's always great to be here in the spring, autumn and winter too!
A highlight of our year is the annual Casa dei Mezzo Music Festival that takes place towards the end of every June. So, if you love live classical music, be sure to be here then.
Recent reviews ...
Greek island holiday guide: Crete (Andrew Bostock, theguardian.com)
"These whitewashed fishing cottages are right on the harbour of this quiet fishing village. They consist of three, larger, houses and two apartments, all of which are tastefully decorated and well equipped. The influence of the Norwegian owner is plain to see, and the local colour is provided by Nikos who manages the properties with a friendly eye."
Wild, Schön, Köstlich! Reise in Kretas reizvollen Osten (Tourist Austria International)
"It's certainly no coincidence that an adventurous Norwegian moved to Makrigialos on the south side of Crete where he renovated several houses on the picturesque harbour of the village and created a perfect combination of traditional and modern architecture. His 'The White Houses of Crete' apartments and houses are each worthy of a designer hotel and are an absolute must."