Makris Gialos Beach

Get ready for a day in the warm Mediterranean sunshine at Makris Gialos Beach. Translating from Greek as ‘long sandy beach’, it’s the perfect place for you to relax and recharge your batteries.

Arriving on the beach, there are plenty of sun loungers where you can set up camp for the day, whether you want to take shelter under an umbrella or feel the sun on your skin. If you want to find a more private patch on the beach, move along towards the rocks and see if there’s a little opening where you can find your own secluded spot for the day.

When it’s time to cool off, feel the soft golden sands in between your toes as you make your way down to the crystal clear Ionian waters. Or have a go at watersports like parasailing and waterskiing. Make sure you reapply your sun cream through the day, as with highs of around 30ºC over summer, things can get really hot in Lassi.

If you’re feeling hungry, you’ll be spoilt for choice on where to grab a bite. There’s a great selection of bars and restaurants which line the back of the beach, whether you want something light or more substantial. Sit down at one of the bars playing the latest summer tunes and sip a cool drink as the afternoon comes to a close.

If you can, stick around at Makris Gialos Beach for sunset. The sight of the sun slipping out of the sky into the Ionian Sea will be a memorable one, and you’ll get some fabulous pictures if you have a camera or smartphone handy.

As darkness falls on the beautiful beach, stroll the kilometre or so to Eden Bar and try one of their signature cocktails in an incredibly designed environment.