A modern coastal settlement and a popular tourist destination. There are Minoan and Roman antiquities in the region. North from the settlement, at the small valley with the olive groves, there is the small renovated settlement of Aspros Potamos. East from Makry Gialos an asphalt road parallel to the coastline crosses the small settlement of Goudouras with its sandy beach. During the summer season, a small boat organizes excursions to the small picturesque island of Koufonisi.