At the  village of Makrigialos lies the beach 24 km east of Ierapetra and 60 km south-east of Agios Nikolaos, in the centre of Kala Nera Bay. Because of its long stretch of sand and its crystalline blue waters, Makrigialos is one of the most important tourist resorts in the area. In the wider area, there are ruins of a Minoan mansion.