Makrigialos’ highlights are its beaches and although most people head for the easy option – the sandy, Blue Flag Long Beach (Makrigialos main beach) that runs parallel to the town – there are better, less crowded options like the peaceful Diaskari beach, a five-minute drive away or 20 minutes walking.

The rewards on reaching Diaskari are a crowd-free slice of seaside heaven. It hosts a small taverna and fantastic beach cabanas, complete with sun loungers and hammocks that tempt you to stay a while longer in their relaxing sway.