If you are coming to Makris Gialos from Ierapetra by car, it will take you about 40 minutes. The road from Ierapetra to Makris Gialos is good with few turns and offers an excellent view of various beaches and villages.
If you are coming from Sitia, the road passes through villages in the hinterland of Lasithi prefecture. It is a very beautiful route, full of greenery.
If you are coming from Agios Nikolaos, you will need about 80 minutes to get here.
In order to reach Makris Gialos from Irakleio (125 km), you should first head towards Agios Nikolaos, then Ierapetra and finally towards Makris Gialos. It will take you about 2 hours to get here.
If you are coming from Chania, Makris Gialos is 265 km away, while from Rethimno it is 205 km.
Taking the IERAPETRA-MAKRIS GIALOS bus takes about 45 minutes. For more information about these buses, call the Ierapetra bus station (KTEL): (+30) 28420 28237.
The SITIA-MAKRIS GIALOS bus takes about 40 minutes. For more information about these buses, call the Sitia bus station (KTEL): (+30) 28430-22272